ASSEMBLY, No. 5882

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 9, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman† JOHN ARMATO

District 2 (Atlantic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Establishes State supplement for federal summer food service program meals.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning summer food service 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.† The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall provide a 10-cent per meal supplement to the existing federal reimbursement to operators of the federal summer food service program.

†††† b.††† The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall provide guidance and support to school districts necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.

†††† c.†††† The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall 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 annual cost of the summer food service program supplement to the State per month, and the number of additional students, since the prior year, participating in the summer food service program.

†††† d.††† The Legislature shall annually appropriate such funds as are necessary to implement this act.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect June 1, 2023.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to develop and administer a summer food service program State supplement to provide an additional reimbursement to certain school districts that participate in the federal summer food service program.

†††† Under the bill, the State would provide a 10-cent per meal supplement to the existing federal reimbursement to operators of the federal summer food service program.

†††† The bill directs the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to provide guidance and support to operators of the federal summer food service program, and to prepare and issue an annual report detailing the annual cost of the State supplement per month and the number and percentage of additional students participating in the federal summer food service program.

†††† The bill specifies that the Legislature is to annually appropriate funds necessary to implement the bill. †The billís effective date is June 1, 2023.