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SB 2858 - Public School Trans Fat Ban - Key Vote

Illinois Key Votes

Debbie Halvorson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Public School Trans Fat Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits foods containing trans fats from being served or offered in public schools.

Highlights:
- Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules prohibiting vegetable oils containing trans fats from being served in public school cafeterias beginning July 1, 2009 [sec. 5 (b)]. - Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules prohibiting all foods containing trans fats from being served in public school cafeterias beginning July 1, 2010 [sec. 5 (b)]. - Requires there be a minimum of 0.5 grams per serving of trans fat for a food to be prohibited from being served in public school cafeterias [sec. 5 (a)]. - Relies on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of "trans fat": any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, including vegetable shortening or margarine [sec. 5 (a)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Public School Trans Fat Ban

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