assembly Bill A7376A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for the rights of students and responsibilities of schools participating in free or reduced-price meal programs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
May 19, 2017 print number 7376a
May 19, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to education
Apr 25, 2017 referred to education

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Multi-Sponsors

A7376 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6444
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §908, Ed L

A7376 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing for the rights of students and responsibilities of schools participating in free or reduced fee meal programs; ensures proper information is disseminated and that no student is discriminated against or stigmatized for the use of such programs.

A7376 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7376

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  providing  for  the
  rights  of  students  and responsibilities of schools participating in
  free or reduced fee meal programs

  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 908 to
read as follows:
  §  908.  HUNGER  FREE  SCHOOLS.  1.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "MEAL APPLICATION" SHALL MEAN AN APPLICATION FOR FREE OR  REDUCED-
FEE  MEALS  PURSUANT  TO  THE  NATIONAL  SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND SCHOOL
BREAKFAST PROGRAM; AND
  (B) "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE THAT PROVIDES
PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION.
  2. (A) A SCHOOL SHALL PROVIDE:
  (I) A FREE, PRINTED MEAL APPLICATION IN EVERY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT  PACK-
ET,  OR  IF  THE  SCHOOL  CHOOSES TO USE AN ELECTRONIC MEAL APPLICATION,
PROVIDE IN SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PACKETS AN EXPLANATION  OF  THE  ELECTRONIC
MEAL  APPLICATION  PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW PARENTS OR GUARDIANS
MAY REQUEST A PAPER APPLICATION AT NO COST; AND
  (II) MEAL APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN A LANGUAGE THAT PARENTS AND
GUARDIANS UNDERSTAND. IF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN CANNOT READ OR  UNDERSTAND
A  MEAL APPLICATION, THE SCHOOL SHALL OFFER ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THE
APPLICATION.
  (B) IF A SCHOOL BECOMES AWARE THAT A STUDENT WHO HAS NOT  SUBMITTED  A
MEAL  APPLICATION  IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED-FEE MEALS, THE SCHOOL
SHALL COMPLETE AND FILE AN APPLICATION FOR THE STUDENT UNDER THE AUTHOR-
ITY GRANTED BY TITLE 7, SECTION 245.6(D) OF THE CODE  OF  FEDERAL  REGU-
LATIONS.

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A7376A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6444
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §908, Ed L

A7376A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing for the rights of students and responsibilities of schools participating in free or reduced fee meal programs; ensures proper information is disseminated and that no student is discriminated against or stigmatized for the use of such programs.

A7376A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7376--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON, HARRIS, SEPULVEDA, TITONE, ORTIZ, WALKER,
  D'URSO, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, PALUMBO, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.
  of  A.   BRONSON, CAHILL, COOK, JONES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to providing for the
  rights of students and responsibilities of  schools  participating  in
  free or reduced-price meal programs

  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 908 to
read as follows:
  § 908. HUNGER FREE SCHOOLS. 1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "MEAL APPLICATION" SHALL MEAN AN APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED-
PRICE MEALS PURSUANT TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL  LUNCH  PROGRAM  AND  SCHOOL
BREAKFAST PROGRAM; AND
  (B) "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE THAT PROVIDES
PRIMARY OR SECONDARY EDUCATION.
  2. (A) A SCHOOL SHALL PROVIDE:
  (I)  A FREE, PRINTED MEAL APPLICATION IN EVERY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PACK-
ET, OR IF THE SCHOOL CHOOSES TO  USE  AN  ELECTRONIC  MEAL  APPLICATION,
PROVIDE  IN  SCHOOL  ENROLLMENT PACKETS AN EXPLANATION OF THE ELECTRONIC
MEAL APPLICATION PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW PARENTS  OR  GUARDIANS
MAY REQUEST A PAPER APPLICATION AT NO COST; AND
  (II) MEAL APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN A LANGUAGE THAT PARENTS AND
GUARDIANS  UNDERSTAND. IF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN CANNOT READ OR UNDERSTAND
A MEAL APPLICATION, THE SCHOOL SHALL OFFER ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING SUCH
APPLICATION.
  (B) IF A SCHOOL BECOMES AWARE THAT A STUDENT WHO HAS NOT  SUBMITTED  A
MEAL APPLICATION IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS, THE SCHOOL

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

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