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Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act

Concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection program.
2018 Regular Session

Current law creates an annual appropriation to provide lunches at no charge 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 bill extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools that elect to participate in the expanded program.

The bill authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the amount of the annual appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of eligible children.

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


Under Consideration

Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields, Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet


Sen. B. Martinez Humenik, Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. K. Priola