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Federal/State:Minnesota
Bill:MN HB 336 - Concerning reduced-price meals in schools
Summary:Would require the state to reimburse school districts $.52 per reduced-price meal sold.
Sponsor(s):Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL)
Status:
As of 4/3/2013: Passed by Committee on Education Policy, re-referred to Committee on Education Finance
As of 2/6/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Education Policy

Federal/State:Minnesota
Bill:MN SB 755 - Concerning discrimination in the lunch room
Summary:Would prohibit all school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, or other participants in the National School Lunch Program receiving state aid may: (1) discriminate against or otherwise stigmatize any child eligible for a free or reduced-price school lunch; or (2) deny lunch to a child eligible for a reduced-price school lunch who lacks sufficient funds to pay for lunch or has unpaid school lunch debts.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jim Carlson (DFL)
Status:
As of 2/25/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:Minnesota
Bill:MN HB 627 - Concerning discrimination in the lunch room
Summary:Would prohibit all school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, or other participants in the National School Lunch Program receiving state aid may: (1) discriminate against or otherwise stigmatize any child eligible for a free or reduced-price school lunch; or (2) deny lunch to a child eligible for a reduced-price school lunch who lacks sufficient funds to pay for lunch or has unpaid school lunch debts.
Sponsor(s):Representative David Bly (DFL)
Status:
As of 2/19/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Education Policy

Federal/State:Minnesota
Bill:MN HF 2280 - Reimbursement of unpaid school meals money
Summary:Would authorize school districts to seek reimbursement of unpaid school meals money from the Education Department.
Sponsor(s):Paul Anderson (R) (Co-sponsors: Sondra Erickson, Kelby Woodard)
Status:
As of 3/6/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.