senate Bill S1726

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring public schools to offer plant-based food options in food service

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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S1726 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A301
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §915-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8517
2019-2020: S1472, A1624

S1726 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public schools to offer plant-based food options in food service.

S1726 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1726
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, JACKSON, MYRIE, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA -- 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 public
   schools to offer plant-based food options in food service

   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:
   § 915-A. PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTIONS. 1. UPON REQUEST  BY  A  STUDENT  OR
 PERSON  IN  PARENTAL  RELATION TO THE STUDENT, EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL
 OFFER THE STUDENT A PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE  TO  EVERY
 MEAL  OR  SNACK  OFFERED  IN FOOD SERVICE TO THE STUDENT. ALL THE PUBLIC
 SCHOOL'S WRITTEN MATERIAL DESCRIBING FOOD OFFERINGS  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE
 AVAILABILITY  OF A PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION.  THE PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION
 SHALL BE OFFERED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE STUDENT BEYOND WHAT  WOULD
 BE CHARGED FOR A COMPARABLE NON-PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION.
   2.  THE  SCHOOL  SHALL  RESPOND IN A REASONABLE MANNER AND TIME TO ANY
 REQUEST MADE UNDER THIS SECTION,  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  BY  SCHOOL
 AUTHORITIES.  THE  REQUEST  SHALL  BE EFFECTIVE FOR EVERY SCHOOL MEAL OR
 SNACK IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED TO  PARTICIPATE.  THIS
 SECTION  DOES  NOT  PRECLUDE THE OFFERING OF PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTIONS TO
 STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT REQUESTED IT, AND DOES NOT PRECLUDE AN  INDIVIDUAL
 WHO  HAS REQUESTED A PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION FROM SELECTING A NON-PLANT-
 BASED FOOD OPTION.
   3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A) "PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTION" MEANS FOOD OR BEVERAGES THAT ARE FREE OF
 ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND, AS RELATES TO THE  "PROTEIN"  PORTION  OF  A  MEAL,
 RECOGNIZED  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS A MEAT
 ALTERNATE FOR PURPOSES OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00185-01-1

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