[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 2811

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 24, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† JOSEPH CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

Assemblywoman† CELESTE M. RILEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblyman† VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblywoman† NANCY J. PINKIN

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Garcia and Wilson

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from requiring students to purchase meal plans and permits the institutions to only offer meal plans in the form of a spending allowance.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Higher Education Committee on October 23, 2014, with amendments.

 


An Act concerning meal plans at four-year institutions of higher education and supplementing chapter 3B of 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 four-year public institution of higher education or independent institution of higher education shall not require any student enrolled in the institution to purchase a meal plan.

†††† b.† A four-year public institution of higher education or independent institution may only offer a meal plan in the form of a spending allowance, which performs as a debit system.† Any funds remaining in the studentís spending allowance at the end of a semester shall be either refunded to the student or applied to the studentís spending allowance for the next semester.

†††† c.† This section shall not apply to any four-year independent institution of higher education with a total endowment of more than $1,000,000,000.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately but shall first apply to students in the 1[2014-2015] 2015-20161 academic year.