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 Bill Status of SB1584  99th General Assembly

Short Description:  HEAL ACT-BEVERAGES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Ira I. Silverstein and William Delgado

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
35 ILCS 1010/1-45
30 ILCS 105/5.866 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits. Provides that 2% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund for the administrative costs of the Department of Revenue, and 98% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Illinois Wellness Fund to be used for wellness programs and for expanded obesity prevention and treatment services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Creates an Advisory Council to govern the distribution of Illinois Wellness Fund moneys. Effective July 1, 2015.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/5/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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