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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Alternative Protein Innovation Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Alternative proteins" means proteins created from
8plant-based, fermented, cell-cultured inputs and processes to
9create foods that share sensory characteristics with
10conventional meat and dairy.
11    "Cultivated meat" means meat that is produced in a
12bioreactor from animal cells using a cell cultivation process.
13    "Fermented protein" means a protein that is made from
14traditional fermentation, biomass fermentation, or precision
16    "Plant-based protein" means a protein that is produced
17directly from a plant.
18    Section 10. Alternative Protein Innovation Task Force. The
19Alternative Protein Innovation Task Force is established for
20the purposes of investigating and studying alternative
21proteins to identify and evaluate possible opportunities that
22the protein innovation and the alternative protein industry



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1offer in the State. The Task Force shall study and draft a
2report on how the State may best support the growing
3alternative protein industry in the State. The Task Force
4shall: (i) examine the potential economic development benefits
5and job creation potential of the plant-based protein,
6cultivated meat, and fermented protein industries in the
7State; (ii) identify the environmental impacts of alternative
8proteins and their supply chains; (iii) examine if alternative
9proteins can strengthen the State's food resilience; (iv)
10assess how alternative proteins may affect individual health,
11public health, and food security in the State; and (v)
12identify ways the State may foster the growth of the emerging
13alternative protein industry, including by reviewing past and
14present efforts made to support the broader biotech and life
15science industries.
16    Section 15. Membership; appointments; meeting.
17    (a) The Alternative Protein Innovation Task Force shall
18consist of the following members:
19        (1) one member of the Senate, who shall be appointed
20    by the President of the Senate and shall serve as co-chair
21    of the Task Force;
22        (2) one member of the Senate, who shall be appointed
23    by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
24        (3) one member of the House of Representatives, who
25    shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of



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1    Representatives and shall serve as co-chair of the Task
2    Force;
3        (4) one member of the House of Representatives, who
4    shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
5    Representatives;
6        (5) the Secretary of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
7    or the Secretary's designee;
8        (6) the Director of Agriculture or the Director's
9    designee;
10        (7) 5 members who are appointed by the Director of
11    Agriculture. Of the members appointed by the Director of
12    Agriculture, 3 members shall be commercial producers of
13    agricultural commodities, of which one member shall be
14    from the largest statewide agricultural association; and 2
15    members shall be representatives from the University of
16    Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and
17    Environmental Sciences engaged in nutritional research;
18    and
19        (8) 6 members who are appointed by the Governor. Of
20    the members appointed by the Governor, 2 members shall be
21    engaged in academic or scientific research on alternative
22    protein development at a State college or university; one
23    member shall be a representative of a nonprofit
24    organization dedicated to the development and
25    accessibility of alternative proteins; one member shall be
26    a representative of the State's agricultural biotechnology



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1    industry; one member shall be the president of the
2    Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization or the
3    organization's designee; and one member shall be a
4    representative from a multinational food processing and
5    manufacturing corporation headquartered in this State.
6    (b) Members of the Task Force shall not receive
7compensation for their services to the Task Force.
8    (c) All appointments shall be made not later than 30 days
9after the effective date of this Act.
10    (d) The co-chairs of the Task Force shall schedule no
11fewer than 4 meetings of the Task Force, including not less
12than one public hearing. The co-chairs shall convene the first
13meeting of the Task Force within 60 days after the effective
14date of this Act.
15    Section 20. Report. The Task Force shall submit a report
16of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly no
17later than December 31, 2023.
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.