ASSEMBLY, No. 2644
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER
District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)
Assemblyman BOB ANDRZEJCZAK
District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)
Assemblyman PARKER SPACE
District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)
Assemblyman GILBERT "WHIP" L. WILSON
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblywomen McHose, Pinkin, Assemblymen Fiocchi, C.A.Brown, Rumpf, Assemblywomen Casagrande, Gove, Assemblyman Clifton and Assemblywoman Lampitt
Directs the Dept. of Agriculture to establish a clearinghouse website for farmers to offer produce and dairy products for use by school breakfast programs, school lunch programs, and food banks.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Women and Children Committee on March 10, 2014, with amendments.
An Act establishing a farmer clearinghouse website for use by school breakfast programs 1[and],1 school lunch programs, 1and food banks,1 and supplementing Title 1[18A] 41 of the 1[New Jersey] Revised1 Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. The Department of Agriculture1, in consultation with the Departments of Education and Health,1 shall develop and establish1, or partner with a nonprofit organization to develop and establish,1 a website to serve as a clearinghouse for farmers to provide produce and dairy products to school breakfast programs 1[and],1 school lunch programs1, and food banks1 throughout the State. The website shall provide a forum for farmers with produce and dairy products 1[available for use by school breakfast and lunch programs]1 to connect with any school 1[or],1 school district1, or food bank1 with a need for 1[the]1 produce or dairy products 1[for its] available for use by1 school breakfast or lunch 1[program] programs or for donations by a food bank1.
b. The Department of Agriculture may adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act.
2. This act shall take effect 1[immediately] 12 months after the date of enactment1.