CLOCC Watch List for Illinois Legislation
This page will serve as the rally point for CLOCC partners and the childhood obesity-prevention community to learn about new and pending legislation with the potential to impact the health and well-being of Illinois’ children. The State of Illinois’ 100th General Assembly will extend to May 31st. During that time, this page will be updated with bill descriptions, resources and calls for action.
2017 Bill Monitoring: Updated May 10, 2017
- HB2993 – School Grown Produce. This bill will allow produce grown in school or community gardens by students to be served in schools as long as the produce meets specific public health requirements.
- HB2369 – Breastfeeding in Schools. This bill will change the school code to allow for reasonable accommodations to students who are breastfeeding on campus.
- When a bill is reviewed in committee, the State provides Illinois citizens with an opportunity to record their support or opposition to the legislation using an online form called a witness slip. This has been a valuable tactic for grassroots and community organizations to rally support from around the State and make their voice heard in Springfield.