Rep. Sonya M. Harper

Filed: 3/24/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3157 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding Section
6205-48 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 205/205-48 new)
8    Sec. 205-48. Tracking food deserts. The Department in
9cooperation with the Department of Public Health shall identify
10and track geographical areas in this State that are food
11deserts. The Department shall notify respective municipal
12governmental bodies identified as food deserts and provide an
13annual report to the General Assembly detailing the locations
14of food deserts within the State and an analysis of health
15impacts on populations in the State. For the purposes of this
16Section, "food desert" means a location vapid of fresh fruit,



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1vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, in part due to a
2lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, or healthy food