SB526 (2018) Detail

(Second New Title) relative to school food and nutrition programs.


SB 526-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/08/2018   0962s

03/08/2018   1028s

2018 SESSION

18-3020

06/03

 

SENATE BILL 526-FN

 

AN ACT relative to school food and nutrition programs.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Eaton, Ches. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires schools to make at least one free or reduced cost meal available to children who meet federal eligibility guidelines.  The bill also directs the department of education to request an appropriation sufficient to provide a free breakfast to students eligible for reduced cost meals.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/08/2018   0962s

03/08/2018   1028s 18-3020

06/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to school food and nutrition programs.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  School Boards; Food and Nutrition Programs.  Amend RSA 189:11-a, I to read as follows:

I.  Each school board shall make [a] at least one meal available during school hours to every pupil under its jurisdiction.  Such meals shall be served without cost or at a reduced cost to any [needy] child who [is unable to pay the full cost of said meals] meets federal income eligibility guidelines.  The state board of education shall insure compliance with this section and shall establish minimum nutritional standards for such meals and shall further establish income guidelines setting forth the minimum family size annual income levels to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the operation of both a breakfast and lunch program in the same school.  Further any requirement of this section which conflicts with any federal statute or regulation may be waived by the state board of education.  

2  School Boards; Food and Nutrition Programs.  Amend RSA 189:11-a, VII(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Such school which demonstrates to the department of education that an approved school wellness policy, as required under the [Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004], Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act 42, U.S.C. section 1758b is in effect, and that such school is providing breakfast meals to pupils that meet or exceed the United States Department of Agriculture's child nutrition criteria may apply for and receive a 3 cent reimbursement for each breakfast meal served to a pupil.  The department of education shall request biennial appropriations in an amount sufficient to meet projected school breakfast reimbursements.  The department of education shall prescribe forms as necessary under this paragraph.  In addition to the $.03 state reimbursement for each breakfast served to all pupils, the department of education shall request biennial appropriations equal to the difference between the reduced and free federal reimbursement rates for breakfast so that pupils eligible for reduced price meals are offered breakfast at no cost.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

 

LBAO

18-3020

Amended 3/14/18

 

SB 526-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2018-1028s)

 

AN ACT relative to school food and nutrition programs.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$404,244

$392,094

$380,322

$368,928

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the schools to make at least one meal available during school hours to every student within its jurisdiction.  It further requires the state Department of Education to request biennial appropriations equal to the difference between the reduced and free federal reimbursement rates for breakfast so that pupils eligible for reduced price meals are offered breakfast at no cost.  The Department of Education makes the following assumptions with respect to the bill's cost:

  1. The total number of students is 181,634
  2. The number of students eligible for reduced-price breakfast is 7,486.
  3. The out-of-pocket household cost for an individual reduced-price breakfast is $0.30 (the difference between the average breakfast price of $1.75 and the federal reduced-price reimbursement rate of $1.45).
  4. The number of school days per year is 180.
  5. All eligible students will eat a reduced-price breakfast every day of the school year.
  6. Total student enrollment will decrease by 3% annually.

 

These assumptions result in the following fiscal impact:

 

FY 2019:

7,486 students * $0.30 *180 = $404,244

FY 2020:

7,261 students * $0.30 * 180 = $392,094

FY 2021

7,043 students * $0.30 * 180 = $380,332

FY 2022:

6,832 students * $0.30 * 180 = $368,928

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

SB526 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB526 Revision: 3227 Date: March 15, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
SB526 Revision: 2909 Date: Jan. 9, 2018, 8:36 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 2
Feb. 13, 2018 Hearing: 02/13/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:25 am; SC 6
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0962s, 03/08/2018; SC 10A
March 8, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0962s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. Fuller Clark Floor Amendment # 2018-1028s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendments 2018-0962s, and 2018-1028s, RC 19Y-4N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/15/2018; SC 12A
March 22, 2018 Special Order to 03/22/2018, Without Objection, MA; 03/15/2018 SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Special Order to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 21, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/21/2018; SC 13
March 22, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/22/2018; SC 13
March 22, 2018 Special Order to 03/22/2018, Without Objection, MA; 03/21/2018 SJ 9
March 22, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/22/2018;
March 22, 2018 Sen. Giuda Moved Laid on Table, RC 13Y-10N, MA; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Pending Motion Inexpedient to Legislate; 03/22/2018; SJ 10