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)
Assemblymen Garcia and Wilson
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 student’s spending allowance at the end of a semester shall be either refunded to the student or applied to the student’s 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.