Legislation Archive June 2017

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

LA H.B. 681 (Louisiana)
Title: Eliminates restrictions on eligibility for certain public assistance for persons with prior drug convictions 
Adopted June 15, 2017
Sponsor: Representative Moreno (D)
Summary: This bill changes current eligibility restrictions related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by allowing persons convicted of certain drug-related felonies to seek eligibility.  
 
NV S.B. 323 (Nevada)
Title: Revises provisions governing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Adopted June 3, 2017
Sponsors: Senators Cancela (D), Segerblom (D), Spearman (D), Woodhouse (D), Parks (D), Cannizzaro (D), Denis (D), Farley (I)
Summary: This bill prescribes the manner in which the Department of Health and Human Services must calculate the 36-month time-period for determining a person’s eligibility for benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bill also requires the Department to seek a waiver from certain federal requirements concerning eligibility for benefits.

 

Child Nutrition 

Washington DC L.B. 313 (District of Columbia)
Title: Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017
Introduced June 6, 2017
Sponsors: Councilmembers Cheh (D), Allen (D)
Summary: This bill would amend the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 by adding an annual subsidy for schools implementing breakfast in the classroom, repealing the reimbursement for meeting the school lunch nutrition guidelines, strengthening nutrition requirements for sodium, milk, and whole grains, requiring vegetarian food options each week, and encouraging schools to procure
food in a manner consistent with the Good Food Purchasing Program.
 
NJ A.R. 254 (New Jersey)
Title: Urges President and Congress to expand access to afterschool summer meal programs and streamline application process for summer meals
Adopted June 22, 2017
Sponsors: Assembly members Lampitt (D), Holley (D), Mosquera (D)
Summary: This resolution urges President and Congress to expand access to after school summer meal programs and the streamline application process for summer meals.
 
NJ A.R. 255 (New Jersey)
Title: Urges USDA to lower eligibility threshold for federal nutrition programs
Adopted June 22, 2017
Sponsors: Assembly members Lampitt (D), Holley (D), Mosquera (D)
Summary: This resolution urges the USDA to lower the eligibility threshold for federal nutrition programs.
 
NY A.B. 8203 (New York)
Title: Requires schools to adopt a school meal policy regarding unpaid school meal fees
Introduced June 2, 2017
Sponsor: Assemblywoman Nolan (D)
Summary: This bill would require schools to adopt a school meal policy regarding unpaid school meal fees and prohibit schools from shaming or treating students differently when students have unpaid school lunch fees.

CONG US H.R. 2967 (Federal)
Title: Nutrition Coordinators for Local Healthy Youth Act
Introduced June 20, 2017
Sponsor: Representative Ryan (D-OH)
Summary: This bill would amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish a grant program to appoint nutrition coordinators to oversee local school nutrition policies in local educational agencies.