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 Bill Status of SB2428  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HUNGER-FREE STUDENTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve Stadelman - Linda Holmes - Cristina Castro - Patricia Van Pelt and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Carol Ammons - Juliana Stratton - Nicholas K Smith - Sonya M. Harper, Elizabeth Hernandez, Justin Slaughter, Linda Chapa LaVia, Camille Y. Lilly, Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Mary E. Flowers)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/30/2018SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act. Provides that every school in this State shall provide a federally reimbursable lunch to a student of that school who requests the lunch, regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay for the lunch or owes money for earlier lunches. Provides that if a student owes money for 5 or more lunches, a school shall reach out to the parent or guardian of the student to attempt collection of the owed money and to request that the parent or guardian enroll the student in a free or reduced-price lunch program. Provides that a school may not publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay for a lunch or who owes money for lunches. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act. Provides that every school in this State shall provide a federally reimbursable meal or snack to a student of that school who requests the meal or snack, regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay for the meal or snack or owes money for earlier meals or snacks. Provides that if a student owes money for meals or snacks that is in excess of the equivalent of the amount charged a student for 5 lunches, or a lower amount as determined by the student's school district or private school, a school may reach out to the parent or guardian of the student to attempt collection of the owed money and to request that the parent or guardian apply for meal benefits in a federal or State child nutrition program. Provides that a school may not publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay for a meal or snack or owes money for meals or snacks. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Provides that if the amount owed by a student for meals or snacks is owed and payable to a school district in an amount that is no less than $500 and the school district has made reasonable efforts to collect the debt from the student's parent or guardian for at least one year, the school district may seek a setoff under the State Comptroller Act. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that if the amount owed by a student for meals or snacks is owed and payable to a school district in an amount that is no less than $500 and the school district has made reasonable efforts to collect the debt from the student's parent or guardian for at least one year, the school district may seek an offset (rather than setoff) under the State Comptroller Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  1/30/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2018SenateAssigned to Education
  2/27/2018SenatePostponed - Education
  3/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  3/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/13/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/14/2018SenatePostponed - Education
  4/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 009-002-001
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/23/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 24, 2018
  4/27/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2018
  5/1/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-009-001
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/2/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/2/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/8/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/8/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/8/2018HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/17/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 011-005-000
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/21/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/21/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/21/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/23/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 066-044-000
  5/23/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 24, 2018
  5/23/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/23/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/24/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/29/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 008-000-000
  5/30/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 045-010-000
  5/30/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2018SenatePassed Both Houses

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