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A09510 Summary:

BILL NOA09510A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08781-A
 
SPONSORMcDonald
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §103, Gen Muni L
 
Provides that a board of education or a board of cooperative educational services shall have the authority to award contracts for school food services on the basis of certain scoring criteria.
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A09510 Actions:

BILL NOA09510A
 
03/20/2024referred to education
05/13/2024amend (t) and recommit to education
05/13/2024print number 9510a
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A09510 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9510A
 
SPONSOR: McDonald
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to contracts for school food services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Section 103 of the general municipal law. Section 2. Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: New York State is currently the only remaining state in the country that requires school districts to procure school food service on a low-bid basis. Other states have moved to a model where price is the primary factor but not the only factor. This alloys for the school district to be able to include other aspects of the bid that they view as important to the health and wellness of their students including food quality, nutritional requirements, and specialized staffing, among others. It has been shown that healthy school lunches improve academic performance and in certain situations may be the only meal a child is receiving that day. Providing school districts with the flexibility needed to ensure students are eating quality food at school is imperative.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed five years after such effective date.
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A09510 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9510--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 20, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on  Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to contracts  for
          school  food services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
          upon expiration thereof

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  103  of  the general municipal law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 17 to read as follows:
     3    17. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section,  in  the  case  of
     4  contracts  for  goods,  services,  or  management  in the operation of a
     5  school's food service, a board of education, on  behalf  of  its  school
     6  district, or a board of cooperative educational services, shall have the
     7  authority to award such contracts on the basis of certain scoring crite-
     8  ria  specifically  set forth in the solicitation documents determined by
     9  the procurement office or school board to be essential to the  provision
    10  of  a  safe  and  nutritious  food  service program with price being the
    11  primary factor and most  heavily  weighted  but  not  the  determinative
    12  factor.
    13    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    14  deemed repealed five years after such effective date.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14838-03-4
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