senate Bill S52

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school lunch periods to be scheduled between two and one-half hours and four hours after the start of the school day

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S52 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5964
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง813, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5285, A7439

S52 - Bill Texts

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Requires school lunch periods to be scheduled between two and a half hours and four hours after the start of the school day.

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BILL NUMBER:S52

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to scheduling school lunch
periods

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill would require school lunch periods to be
scheduled between two and one-half hours and four hours after the
start of the school day.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 813 of the education law, as
added by chapter 296 of the laws of 1994, is amended to provide that
school lunch periods would be scheduled for at least two and one-half
hours but not more than four hours after the start of the school day
for those attending full day pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current law requires that lunch be served at a
"reasonable" time, but does not define what is reasonable. As school
districts deal with overcrowding issues, many schools schedule lunch
at an unreasonably early or late time. This bill will specify the
reasonable hours within which schools can serve lunch.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.5285 (Squadron) - Education, A.7439 (Kavanagh) - Education

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of August
occurring in the year two years after which this act becomes a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   52

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  scheduling  school
  lunch periods

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 813 of the education law, as added by  chapter  296
of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S 813. School lunch period; scheduling.  Each school shall schedule [a
reasonable  time]  TIMES  FOR  STUDENTS  TO  CONSUME LUNCH THAT BEGIN NO
EARLIER THAN TWO AND ONE-HALF HOURS AND NO LATER THAN FOUR  HOURS  AFTER
THE  START  OF THE SCHOOL DAY for each full day pupil attending pre-kin-
dergarten through grade twelve [to consume lunch].
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of  August  occurring  in
the year two years after which this act becomes a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00081-01-1

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