95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2007 and 2008
Introduced 2/21/2007, by Rep. Bill Mitchell
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Authorizes the Secretary of Human
Services to seek a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture
to allow the State to specify certain foods that may and may not be
purchased in Illinois with the benefits funded by the federal Food Stamp
Program. Requires the Secretary to consult with members of the General
Assembly in developing the waiver and to obtain approval from the General
Assembly before implementing the waiver.
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AN ACT concerning food stamps.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.4a as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new)
Food stamp program; waiver to determine food
that may be purchased in Illinois; public health policy.
Secretary of Human Services may seek a waiver from the United
States Department of Agriculture to allow the State to specify
foods that may and may not be purchased in Illinois with
benefits funded by the federal Food Stamp Program. The
Secretary shall consult with members of the General Assembly in
developing the waiver and must obtain the approval of the
General Assembly prior to implementing the waiver.