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Post by DonnieS on Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:26 pm

2017 Legislative Bills

HB 2466-Pasteurized Milk
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act. Provides that a specified pasteurization requirement shall not be applicable to milk produced, sold, and distributed (currently, to milk produced) in accordance with Department rules (removes language limiting the exemption to milk sold or distributed on the premises of the dairy farm). Effective immediately.


HB 2510-Food Handling-Allergen Safety
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that all food service establishments shall have at least one certified food service sanitation manager who has undergone training that follows nationally recognized industry standards for allergen safety and allergen awareness available on the premises at all times that the food service establishment is in operation. Provides that all individuals seeking food service sanitation manager certification or food service sanitation manager recertification shall undergo training that follows nationally recognized industry standards for allergen safety and allergen awareness. Provides that any costs for the allergen safety and allergen awareness training shall be borne by the individual seeking the training. Effective immediately.

HB 2592-Farmers Market Act

Creates the Farmers' Market Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop a permit system for farmers' markets in accordance with the laws and rules of the State that are applicable to farmers' markets. Provides that each local health department shall monitor farmers' markets for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Provides that each local health department shall report permit violations to the Department. Provides that the Department shall be responsible for imposing appropriate sanctions for permit violations. Provides that, in addition to any other applicable law or rule, farmers' markets shall be subject to specified provisions. Defines "farmers' market".

HB2820-Farmers Markets -Cottage Food
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints regarding the reasonableness of local health departments' fees and sanitation provisions. Provides that farmers' market vendors shall provide effective means to maintain potentially hazardous food at or below a specified temperature. Provides that handwashing stations may be shared by farmers' market vendors. Makes additions to the list of non-potentially hazardous foods that are allowed in provisions concerning the regulation of cottage food operations. Removes an exemption from provisions concerning the regulation of cottage food operations that applies when the gross receipts from the sale of food do not exceed $36,000 in a calendar year. Provides that no later than December 31, 2017, the Department shall include in the Department's cottage food operation application form a statement containing specified content. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

HB3063-Farmers Markets-Cottage Food
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Makes changes to provisions concerning farmers' markets. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints regarding the reasonableness of local health departments' fees and sanitation provisions. Provides that farmers' market vendors shall provide effective means to maintain potentially hazardous food at a specified temperature. Provides that handwashing stations may be shared by farmers' market vendors. Makes changes to provisions concerning cottage food operations. Changes references from "cottage food operation" to "producer". Makes changes to provisions concerning the regulation of producers. Add provisions concerning the kinds of transactions exempt from specified regulation. Removes provisions concerning potentially hazardous foods. Removes an exemption from provisions concerning the regulation of producers that applies when the gross receipts from the sale of food do not exceed $36,000 in a calendar year. Provides that no later than December 31, 2017, the Department shall include in the Department's cottage food operation application form a statement containing specified content. Makes changes to definitions. Makes other changes.

HB 3684-Food Service-Sanitation Cert
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any individual who has completed specified training requirements shall be considered a certified food service sanitation manager or a certified food service sanitation manager instructor. Removes provisions providing that a food service sanitation manager certificate or food service sanitation manager instructor certificate shall be provided by the Department of Public Health and removes corresponding provisions concerning the Department charging specified fees for the certificates. Removes provisions concerning recertification and certificate reciprocity. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, a food service sanitation manager certificate or food service sanitation manager instructor certificate issued by an exam provider shall be valid for 5 years and nontransferable (currently, the certificates are provided by the Department, valid for 5 years, nontransferable, and may be revoked by the Department). Effective January 1, 2018.

HB 3693 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-SUNSET
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2029. Effective immediately.

SB 1992 - Environmental Health-Sunset
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2029. Effective immediately.

SB 1662 - Pasteurized Milk
Amends the Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act. Provides that a specified pasteurization requirement shall not be applicable to milk produced, sold, and distributed (currently, to milk produced) in accordance with Department rules (removes language limiting the exemption to milk sold or distributed on the premises of the dairy farm). Effective immediately.


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Re: 2017 Legislation

Post by ChrisP on Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:37 pm

Thanks for Update!

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Post by JRoberts on Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:22 pm

HB498 LOCAL HEALTH DEPTS-GRANT RULES
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the State Department of Public Health is not authorized to adopt or enforce rules that mandate Department-led reviews to establish compliance with the Local Health Protection Grant rules for local health departments that satisfactorily submit the required Local Health Protection Grant quarterly indicator data for the programs funded by that grant.

SB582 LOCAL HEALTH DEPTS-GRANT RULES
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the State Department of Public Health is not authorized to adopt or enforce rules that mandate Department-led reviews to establish compliance with the Local Health Protection Grant rules for local health departments that satisfactorily submit the required Local Health Protection Grant quarterly indicator data for the programs funded by that grant.

SB2057 PUBLIC HEALTH DIST-LEASEHOLDS
Amends the Public Health District Act. Provides that a board of health, and its medical health officer or administrator, may not regulate private residential leaseholds (a private residential structure not open to the public which is leased to more than one person and contains a communal kitchen used by the lessees and guests of the lessees) unless it regulates private single-family residential property in a similar manner. Amends the Counties Code and the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act making similar changes. Limits home rule powers.



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Re: 2017 Legislation

Post by ChrisP on Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:32 pm

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by DonnieS on Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:59 pm

Appears SB2057 would solve some of your issues Jim. Razz

I like HB498 and SB582

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Re: 2017 Legislation

Post by Jane Johnson on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:09 pm

Donnie - HB2828

What is the current status? Thanks, Jane

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Post by DonnieS on Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:15 am

HB2828 - FINANCE-TECH

Amends the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction Act of 2009. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning priorities for projects.

Status: Passed the House and sent to the Senate awaiting committee assignment.

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Re: 2017 Legislation

Post by Jane Johnson on Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:19 am

ok - what a sport!!!

How about HB2820?

Thanks, Jane

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Post by DonnieS on Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:29 am

HB2820 - FARMERS' MARKETS-COTTAGE FOOD
Status:
4/07/2017 - Amendment #1 Adopted: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10000HB3684ham001&GA=100&SessionId=91&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=105636&DocNum=3684&GAID=14&Session=
4/07/2017 - Placed on the calendar 3rd reading

The more interesting bill is:
HB3684 - FOOD SERVICE SANITATION CERT
Status:
4/05/2017 - Passed the House
4/25/2017 - Assigned to Public Health committee in the Senate

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Re: 2017 Legislation

Post by Jane Johnson on Fri May 05, 2017 11:42 am

Thanks -
several people were concerned about HB2820 because it seemed to allow PHF and they felt catering was implied

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