Bill Status of HJR0029 99th General Assembly
Short Description: REST AREA/WELCOME CTR SNACKS
Rep. Donald L. Moffitt – Linda Chapa LaVia
Synopsis As Introduced
Urges the Illinois Department of Transportation to offer at least 3 healthy snacks containing less than 220 calories for every 10 snacks in vending machines in State rest stops and welcome centers, of which a minimum of 2 should be made in Illinois.
Update February 26, 2015
HJR 0029 (HCA 0001)
Replaces everything after the heading with similar language. Urges the Illinois Department of Transportation to offer at least 2 healthy snacks containing less than 220 calories for every 10 snacks in vending machines that contain non-perishable pre-packaged food in State rest stops and welcome centers, of which a minimum of one should be made in Illinois if feasible.
2/26/2015 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
3/2/2015 House House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee Hearing Mar 3 2015 1:00PM Capitol Building Room 118 Springfield, IL – House Committee Amendment 1
Bill Reif shared this link to a video news clip on the subject:
You should check out this story: http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/lawmaker-proposes-healthy-options-vending-machines-at-rest-stops-21266.shtml
From Vending Market Watch:
Illinois Lawmaker Pushes For Healthier Options In Rest Stop Vending Machines
Illinois State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) is advocating for the addition of healthy snack items in vending machines at rest stops along state highways. KWQC-TV 6 reported that the lawmaker has introduced a bill calling on the Illinois Department of Transportation to add at least three healthy snacks for every ten items in the vending machines. If the bill becomes law, it would require that two of the three healthy snack items come from Illinois and all of the healthy items would need to contain fewer than 220 calories.
This idea is similarly in place in other states. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan in 2014 with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the New York State Commission for the Blind and the New York State Department of Transportation to sell New York food products in vending machines at rest stops across the state.