senate Bill S1439

Establishes a task force on food, nutrition and physical education for New York state schools; appropriation; repealer

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Establishes 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; appropriates funds therefor.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1439
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3930
2009-2010: S2874A

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BILL NUMBER:S1439

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to establish 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;
making an appropriation therefor and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To establish 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 city schools; making an
appropriation therefore and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The primary duties of the task force will be to investigate and
establish appropriate and healthy meal plans and physical education
standards for New York City Schools.

The task force shall consist of 15 members as follows: Chaired by
Commissioner of Education or designee

* (5) members appointed by the commissioner of education;

* (2) members shall be appointed upon recommendation of the Chancellor
of City school district of New York;

* (3) members shall be appointed upon recommendation of the Governor;

* (3) members appointed upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the
Assembly;

* (2) members appointed upon the recommendation of the temporary
president of the Senate; and

* Commissioner of Education may invite appropriate ad hoc
representatives from other state and/or local agencies to serve on
the task force.

The task force shall report its findings, conclusions and
recommendations to the governor, temporary president of the senate
and the speaker of the assembly by September 1, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will help to establish a healthy meal plan for our
school children and ensure that they are receiving proper nutrition.
This healthy meal plan is to include that of children with specific
dietary needs also. In addition, the physical education portion is to

investigate and ensure that the children receive an adequate physical
endurance test once a year.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2012 3930 Held in Finance
2010: S.2874A Held in Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown at present time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately and 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.

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                    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

                               (PREFILED)

                             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.
                                                           LBD00178-01-3

S. 1439                             2                             A. 691

  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.

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