SENATE, No. 3371

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 26, 2017

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Senator† SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Stack

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires public and nonpublic schools to notify students and parents of availability of summer meals programs and locations where meals are served.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning notification of summer meals program 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.† Each school district in the State shall notify each student enrolled in the school district and the studentís parent or guardian of the availability of, and criteria of eligibility for, the summer meals program and the locations in the school district where the summer meals are available.† The school district shall provide this notification by distributing flyers provided by the Department of Agriculture pursuant to subsection c. of this section.† The school district may also provide electronic notice of the information through the usual means by which the school district communicates with parents and students electronically.

††††† b.†† Each nonpublic school in the State shall notify each student enrolled in the school and the studentís parent or guardian of the availability of, and criteria of eligibility for, the summer meals program and the locations in the local school district in which the nonpublic school is located or the nonpublic school student resides where the summer meals are available.† Each nonpublic school shall provide this notification by distributing flyers provided by the Department of Agriculture pursuant to subsection c. of this section.† The school may also provide electronic notice of the information through the usual means by which the school communicates with parents and students electronically.

††††† c.†† The Department of Agriculture shall develop and distribute flyers, no later than June 1 of the school year, to each school district and nonpublic school in the State to implement the requirements of subsections a. and b. of this section.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires each school district and nonpublic school in the State to notify each student enrolled in the school district or nonpublic school and the studentís parent or guardian of the availability of, and criteria of eligibility for, the summer meals program and the locations in the local school district where the summer meals are available.† Each school district or nonpublic school would provide notification by distributing flyers provided by the Department of Agriculture.† The bill requires that the Department of Agriculture develop and distribute the flyer to each school district and nonpublic school in the State no later than June 1 of the school year.† Additionally, school districts and nonpublic schools are permitted to provide electronic notice of the information through the usual means by which the school district or nonpublic school communicate with parents and students electronically.