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Full Text of HB4766  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning sweet corn.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Findings. The General Assembly finds and
5declares the following:
6    The State of Illinois provides an optimal setting for
7growing sweet corn with its deep fertile soils, moderate
8rainfall, and temperate weather making it ideal for high
9yields and quality. Most of the sweet corn production in the
10United States happens in the north central region mainly
11within an area from western Indiana through northern Illinois,
12and southern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many family farms plant
13sweet corn to sell in local farmer's markets across the State,
14providing high quality, nutritious produce at fair prices.
15Sweet corn, and its importance to Illinois agriculture and
16family farmers, deserves recognition and appreciation, and the
17General Assembly declares that August 1 of each year shall be
18designated as Sweet Corn Appreciation Day.
19    Section 5. The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
20adding Section 187 as follows:
21    (5 ILCS 490/187 new)
22    Sec. 187. Sweet Corn Appreciation Day. August 1 of each



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1year is designated as Sweet Corn Appreciation Day, to be
2observed throughout the State as a day to celebrate the
3importance of sweet corn to Illinois agriculture, and in
4recognition of family farmers.