assembly Bill A6881A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the "Hunger-Free Campus Act"; appropriation

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 21, 2021 print number 6881a
Apr 21, 2021 amend and recommit to higher education
Apr 13, 2021 referred to higher education

A6881 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1151
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L

A6881 - Summary

Establishes the "Hunger-Free Campus Act" to address food insecurity among students at public and private higher education institutions.

A6881 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6881
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
   "hunger-free campus act"; and making an appropriation therefor
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "hunger-
 free campus act".
   §  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to read
 as follows:
   § 319. HUNGER-FREE CAMPUS GRANT PROGRAM.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
 ESTABLISH  THE HUNGER-FREE CAMPUS GRANT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
 AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER ADOPTED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. WITHIN THE
 AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS  PURPOSE,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  AWARD
 GRANTS  ON  A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCA-
 TION WHICH HAVE ONE OR MORE CAMPUSES THAT ARE DESIGNATED BY THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER AS HUNGER-FREE CAMPUSES.
   2. THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT FUNDING SHALL BE TO:
   A. ADDRESS STUDENT HUNGER;
   B.  LEVERAGE MORE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS BASIC FOOD NEEDS ON
 CAMPUS;
   C. RAISE AWARENESS OF  SERVICES  CURRENTLY  OFFERED  ON  CAMPUS  WHICH
 ADDRESS BASIC FOOD NEEDS; AND
   D.  CONTINUE  TO BUILD STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND
 NATIONAL LEVELS TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY AMONG STUDENTS.
   3. FOR AN INSTITUTION TO BE DESIGNATED AS A HUNGER-FREE  CAMPUS,  SUCH
 INSTITUTION SHALL:
   A.  ESTABLISH  A HUNGER TASK FORCE THAT MEETS A MINIMUM OF THREE TIMES
 PER ACADEMIC YEAR TO SET AT LEAST TWO GOALS WITH ACTION PLANS;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05613-01-1

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A6881A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1151
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L

A6881A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "Hunger-Free Campus Act" to address food insecurity among students at public and private higher education institutions.

A6881A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6881--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Higher Education -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to establishing the
   "hunger-free campus act"; and making an appropriation therefor

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "hunger-
 free campus act".
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to  read
 as follows:
   §  319.  HUNGER-FREE  CAMPUS  GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
 ESTABLISH THE HUNGER-FREE CAMPUS GRANT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION
 AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER ADOPTED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. WITHIN THE
 AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED  FOR  THIS  PURPOSE,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AWARD
 GRANTS ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO PUBLIC  AND  PRIVATE  INSTITUTIONS  FOR
 HIGHER  EDUCATION WHICH HAVE ONE OR MORE CAMPUSES THAT ARE DESIGNATED BY
 THE COMMISSIONER AS HUNGER-FREE CAMPUSES.
   2. THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT FUNDING SHALL BE TO:
   A. ADDRESS STUDENT HUNGER;
   B. LEVERAGE MORE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS BASIC FOOD NEEDS  ON
 CAMPUS;
   C.  RAISE  AWARENESS  OF  SERVICES  CURRENTLY  OFFERED ON CAMPUS WHICH
 ADDRESS BASIC FOOD NEEDS; AND
   D. CONTINUE TO BUILD STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AT THE LOCAL,  STATE,  AND
 NATIONAL LEVELS TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY AMONG STUDENTS.
   3.  A.  FOR  A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION TO BE DESIGNATED AS A HUNGER-FREE
 CAMPUS, SUCH INSTITUTION SHALL:
   (I) ESTABLISH A HUNGER TASK FORCE  WHICH  INCLUDES  STUDENT  REPRESEN-
 TATIVES  FROM  THE  STUDENT BODY THAT MEETS A MINIMUM OF THREE TIMES PER
 ACADEMIC YEAR TO SET AT LEAST TWO GOALS WITH ACTION PLANS;

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