2019 Senate Bill 668

Expand school lunch payment restrictions

Introduced in the Senate

Dec. 4, 2019

Introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D-27)

To prohibit a public school from publicly identifying a student who can’t pay or owes money for a school lunch by requiring the student to have a wristband, handstamp, alternative meal, or by requiring the student to perform chores or other work. Schools would be prohibited from communicating about this with a student less than age 15, and instead would have to contact a parent or guardian. Schools would also have to provide a “US Department of Agriculture reimbursable meal” to any student who requests a meal, regardless of a pupil's ability to pay.

Referred to the Committee on Education and Career Readiness