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Full Text of HJR0033  102nd General Assembly

HJ0033eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 33

 
2    WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has identified the need to
3create a local, sustainable, accessible, fair, and healthy
4food system in order to provide healthy food choices in
5State-funded facilities; and
 
6    WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is committed to improving
7the health of all its residents and to promoting a safe,
8healthy, and fair work environment for its workforce; and
 
9    WHEREAS, The Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was
10developed in 2012 to provide an incentive to public
11institutions to procure Good Food produced through
12values-driven purchasing standards; and
 
13    WHEREAS, GFPP defines Good Food as food that is healthy,
14affordable, fair, and sustainable and is produced, processed,
15distributed, and recycled locally using the principles of
16environmental stewardship, meets the Dietary Guidelines for
17Americans, and is available to purchase for all income levels;
18and
 
19    WHEREAS, Good Food values prioritize nutrition,
20affordability, locality, and sustainable production practices,
21including sound environmental practices, fair prices for

 

 

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1producers, safe and fair working conditions for employees, and
2humane conditions for animals; and
 
3    WHEREAS, All participants in the GFPP food supply chain
4receive fair compensation and fair treatment and are free from
5exploitation; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Good Food Purchasing refers to the sourcing and
7purchasing of foods and beverages and food and beverage
8service contracts procured by the State of Illinois; and
 
9    WHEREAS, In practicing Good Food Purchasing policies, the
10State of Illinois will help support a regional food system
11that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and racially
12and socially equitable and has an impact on the availability
13of local, sustainable food; and
 
14    WHEREAS, It is recognized that the significant buying
15power of public institutions across the country can reform the
16food system, create opportunities for smaller farmers and
17low-income entrepreneurs to thrive, provide just compensation
18and fair treatment for food chain workers, support sustainable
19farming practices, reward good environmental stewardship, and
20increase access to fresh and healthy foods; therefore, be it
 
21    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE

 

 

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1HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
2SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we embrace the principles of
3the Good Food Purchasing Program as a strategy to help improve
4our region's food system through the adoption and
5implementation of Good Food Purchasing Standards; and be it
6further
 
7    RESOLVED, That there is created the Illinois Good Food
8Purchasing Policy Task Force to study the current procurement
9of food within the State and explore how Good Food Purchasing
10can be implemented to maximize the procurement of healthy
11foods that are sustainably, locally, and equitably sourced;
12and be it further
 
13    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall consist of the
14following members, who shall serve without compensation:
15        (1) The Lieutenant Governor or his or her designee;
16        (2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives or his
17    or her designee;
18        (3) The Minority Leader of the House of
19    Representatives or his or her designee;
20        (4) The Senate President or his or her designee;
21        (5) The Senate Minority Leader or his or her designee;
22        (6) One member nominated by a statewide local food
23    advocacy organization and appointed by the Lt. Governor;
24        (7) One member nominated by a national multi-sector

 

 

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1    food advocacy organization and appointed by the Lt.
2    Governor;
3        (8) One member nominated by a Chicago-based food
4    advocacy organization and appointed by the Lt. Governor;
5        (9) One member nominated by a statewide environmental
6    advocacy organization and appointed by the Lt. Governor;
7        (10) One member nominated by a statewide labor
8    organization that represents food workers and appointed by
9    the Lt. Governor;
10        (11) One member nominated by a national farm-animal
11    welfare organization and appointed by the Lt. Governor;
12        (12) The Director of the Department of Commerce and
13    Economic Opportunity or his or her designee;
14        (13) The Director of the Environmental Protection
15    Agency or his or her designee;
16        (14) The Director of the Department of Public Health
17    or his or her designee;
18        (15) The Director of the Department of Natural
19    Resources or his or her designee;
20        (16) The Chief Procurement Officer for General
21    Services or his or her designee;
22        (17) The Chief Procurement Officer for Higher
23    Education or his or her designee;
24        (18) The Chief Procurement Officer for the Secretary
25    of State's Office or his or her designee;
26        (19) The Chief Procurement Officer for the Department

 

 

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1    of Corrections or his or her designee;
2        (20) The Chief Procurement Officer for the Department
3    of Human Services or his or her designee;
4        (21) The Chief Procurement Officer for Central
5    Management Services or his or her designee;
6        (22) The Director of the Department of Agriculture or
7    his or her designee; and
8        (23) One member nominated by a statewide organization
9    that advocates for healthy nutrition and appointed by the
10    Lt. Governor; and be it further
 
11    RESOLVED, That the Department of Agriculture shall provide
12administrative support for the Task Force; and be it further
 
13    RESOLVED, That the Task Force members shall select a
14chairperson at the first meeting; and be it further
 
15    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall submit an interim
16report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than
17January 1, 2022; and be it further
 
18    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall submit its final
19report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than
20January 1, 2023 and is dissolved upon the filing of its final
21report.