S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 1439 A. 691
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2013
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ROBINSON -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to establish a task force on food, nutrition and physical educa-
tion to investigate and establish appropriate and healthy meal plans
and physical education standards for New York state schools; making an
appropriation therefor and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The commissioner of health is hereby directed to create a
task force on food, nutrition and physical education to investigate and
establish appropriate and healthy meal plans and physical education
standards for New York state schools.
S 2. The task force shall consist of 15 members and shall be chaired
by the commissioner of health or his designee. Five members shall be
appointed by the commissioner of health; two members shall be appointed
upon the recommendation of the commissioner of education; three members
shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the governor; two members
shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the speaker of the assem-
bly; and two members shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the
temporary president of the senate. The commissioner of health may invite
appropriate ad hoc representatives from other state and/or local agen-
cies to serve on the task force. Vacancies on the task force shall be
filled in the manner provided for original appointments.
S 3. The task force shall report its findings, conclusions and recom-
mendations to the governor, temporary president of the senate and the
speaker of the assembly by September 1, 2015.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 4. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or so much
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the department of
health from any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund to the
credit of the state purposes account not otherwise appropriated, for its
expenses in carrying out the provisions of this act.
S 5. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in full
force and effect until September 1, 2015 when upon such date the
provisions of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed.