ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

ASSEMBLY, Nos. 679 and 2186

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

  ADOPTED MARCH 10, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  JOSEPH CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

Assemblywoman  PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman  CELESTE M. RILEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblywoman  NANCY J. PINKIN

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Caride, Senators Turner, Beach, Allen, Ruiz and Gordon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Encourages the establishment of "breakfast after the bell" programs in school districts, public school, and nonpublic schools participating in the federal school breakfast program.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Substitute as adopted by the Assembly Women and Children Committee.

 


An Act concerning school breakfast programs and supplementing Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  A public school operated by a school district of the State participating in the federal school breakfast program or a nonpublic school participating in the federal school breakfast program is encouraged to increase the number of students participating in the program by establishing a "breakfast after the bell" program through the incorporation of school breakfast in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the school day.

     b.    The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education shall:

     (1)   make every effort to assist, guide, and support school districts, public schools, or nonpublic schools in planning, establishing, implementing, or modifying the "breakfast after the bell" program to increase the participation rate of all students in the school breakfast program, especially students from low income families; and

     (2)   prepare and issue an annual report to the Governor and, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), to the Legislature on the number and percentages of students from low income families participating in the school breakfast program, and the format used for providing breakfast, for each school district, public school, or nonpublic school.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.