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Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act

Concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

School lunch - free and reduced price school lunch - appropriation. The act clarifies that all students in sixth through eighth grade participating in the federal reduced price school lunch program are eligible for the existing child nutrition school lunch protection program (program), and extends the grades of eligibility for the program to students through the twelfth grade.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, $463,729 is appropriated to the department of education from the general fund for the implementation of the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details