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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.
2018 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Child nutrition school lunch protection program - expansion of eligible grades - appropriation. Under current law, the act expands the child nutrition school lunch protection program (program) that provides reduced-price meals to children in state-subsidized early childhood education programs administered by public schools or in kindergarten through fifth grade who would otherwise have to pay for a reduced-price lunch. The act extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools that elect to participate in the expanded program.

The act authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the amount of the annual appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of eligible children. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $564,279 from the general fund to the department of education for the program.

(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