assembly Bill A7607A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to local wellness policies

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2020 print number 7607a
Feb 14, 2020 amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
May 13, 2019 referred to education

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A7607 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7767
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A5159, S810

A7607 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a New York state model wellness policy which is in compliance with the local wellness policies required by the federal healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010.

A7607 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7607

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to local  wellness  poli-
  cies

  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 2-e to
read as follows:
  § 2-E. MODEL WELLNESS POLICY. 1. THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
NEW  YORK  STATE  MODEL  WELLNESS  POLICY FOR LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES
(LEAS) WHICH SHALL SET FORTH GUIDELINES AND  PROCEDURES  FOR  THE  LOCAL
WELLNESS  POLICIES REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT
OF 2010. SUCH POLICY SHALL BE DEVELOPED:
  (A) AFTER SOLICITING COMMENTS FROM EXPERTS AND STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED  TO  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,  SCHOOL  BOARDS,  TEACHERS,
PARENTS,  STUDENTS,  SCHOOL  FOOD SERVICE DIRECTORS, PHYSICIANS, NURSES,
REGISTERED DIETITIANS, NUTRITIONISTS, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, COOP-
ERATIVE EXTENSIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS,  AND  INSTITUTIONS  OF
HIGHER EDUCATION; AND
  (B) IN CONSULTATION WITH STATE AGENCIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, OFFICE
OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
  2. THE WELLNESS POLICY ESTABLISHED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE:
  (A)  THE  MINIMUM  FEDERAL  STANDARDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY
IMPLEMENTATION UNDER THE FINAL RULE OF THE HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT
OF 2010 7 CFR 210.30;
  (B) ALL RELEVANT STATE LAWS;
  (C) WELLNESS POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, EVALUATION, AND COMMUNICATION;
  (D) FOOD AND NUTRITION ENVIRONMENT, STANDARDS,  AND  SERVICES  (SCHOOL
MEALS  AND  OTHER  CHILD  NUTRITION  PROGRAMS,  FARM TO SCHOOL, TIME FOR

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

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A7607A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7767
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A5159, S810

A7607A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a New York state model wellness policy which is in compliance with the local wellness policies required by the federal healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010.

A7607A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7607--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. BENEDETTO, LIFTON, MOSLEY, FERNANDEZ, L. ROSEN-
  THAL, SAYEGH, CRUZ, WOERNER, RAMOS, D'URSO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.   ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to local wellness poli-
  cies

  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 2-e to
read as follows:
  §  2-E.  MODEL  WELLNESS POLICY. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A
NEW YORK STATE MODEL WELLNESS POLICY. SUCH POLICY SHALL BE DEVELOPED:
  (A) IN CONSULTATION WITH STATE AGENCIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS,  OFFICE
OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE; AND
  (B)  ONCE THE MODEL WELLNESS POLICY IS DRAFTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
SOLICIT COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK FROM EXPERTS AND  STAKEHOLDERS,  INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED  TO  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,  SCHOOL  BOARDS,  TEACHERS,
PARENTS,  STUDENTS,  SCHOOL  FOOD SERVICE DIRECTORS, PHYSICIANS, NURSES,
REGISTERED DIETITIANS, NUTRITIONISTS, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, COOP-
ERATIVE  EXTENSIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS,  AND  INSTITUTIONS OF
HIGHER EDUCATION.
  2. THE WELLNESS POLICY ESTABLISHED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION
SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RELEVANT STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, INCLUD-
ING  THE  HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT OF 2010 7 CFR 210.30, AND REPRE-
SENT BEST PRACTICES AND GUIDANCE FROM (I) THE STAKEHOLDER  GROUP  ESTAB-
LISHED  IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION AND (II) THE
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION'S WHOLE SCHOOL, WHOLE  COMMU-
NITY, WHOLE CHILD MODEL.

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