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A08587 Summary:

COSPNSRWoerner, Santabarbara, Dickens, Gonzalez-Rojas, Bendett, Blankenbush, Tague, Sillitti, Simon, Thiele, Glick, McMahon, Stern, Lunsford, Angelino, Levenberg, Meeks, Zebrowski, Norris, Ramos, Gallahan, Burgos, Manktelow, Kelles
Amd §5, Chap 537 of 1976
Increases the amount of state subsidies schools may receive for serving lunch meals.
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A08587 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2024
        Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Education
        AN ACT to amend chapter 537 of the laws of 1976, relating to paid,  free
          and  reduced  price  breakfast  for  eligible pupils in certain school
          districts, in relation to the amount of  state  subsidies  for  school
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision b of section 5 of chapter 537 of  the  laws  of
     2  1976,  relating  to  paid, free and reduced price breakfast for eligible
     3  pupils in certain school districts, as amended by section 22-b of part A
     4  of chapter 56 of the laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows:
     5    b. Notwithstanding any monetary limitations  with  respect  to  school
     6  lunch  programs  contained  in  any  law or regulation, for school lunch
     7  meals served in the school year commencing July 1, 2022 and each July  1
     8  thereafter,  a  school food authority shall be eligible for a lunch meal
     9  State subsidy of an additional twenty-five cents,  which  shall  include
    10  any  annual  State  subsidy received by such school food authority under
    11  any other provision of State law, for any school lunch  meal  served  by
    12  such  school  food  authority;  provided  that the school food authority
    13  certifies to the Department  of  Agriculture  and  Markets  through  the
    14  application  submitted  pursuant  to  subdivision c of this section that
    15  such food authority has purchased at least thirty percent of  its  total
    16  cost of food products for its school lunch service program from New York
    17  state  farmers, growers, producers or processors in the preceding school
    18  year.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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