senate Bill S6463

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires certain public schools in any city with a population over one million to offer Halal food options during lunch

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Jan 27, 2014 referred to education

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S6463 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8255
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §915-a, Ed L

S6463 - Bill Texts

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Requires public schools in any city with a population over one million that have at least 25% of students practicing Halal to offer Halal food options during lunch.

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BILL NUMBER:S6463

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring certain public schools in any city with a population over one
million to offer Halal food options during lunch

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would require a city having over one million inhabitants to
require that each of its public schools offer Halal food options during
lunch.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the education law by adding a new section, 915-a
Requires any city having a population of over one million residents to
offer Halal food options in public schools during lunch.

EXISTING LAW:

None

JUSTIFICATION:

Due to the growing Muslim population, this bill seeks to accommodate to
the dietary obligations of Muslim students within the NYC education
system.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: New Bill/A.,8255-Referred to Education
2013: A.8255-Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall become a law.

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

                                  6463

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  requiring  certain
  public schools in any city with a population over one million to offer
  Halal food options during lunch

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  915-a
to read as follows:
  S  915-A.  HALAL  FOOD  OPTIONS.  IN  ANY CITY HAVING OVER ONE MILLION
INHABITANTS, EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL OFFER HALAL  FOOD  OPTIONS  DURING
LUNCH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the  imple-
mentation  of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on
or before such date.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11998-01-3

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