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Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 1949 - Limit frequency of school fundraisers
Summary:Would mandate that the department of education will promulgate rules that set the frequency for special exemptions, for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers, for food or beverages that do not meet the federal nutrition standards for competitive food, as permitted by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Sponsor(s):Campfield
Status:
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN HB 1793 - Limit frequency of school fundraisers
Summary:Requires the department of education to promulgate rules that set the frequency for special exemptions, for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers, for food or beverages that do not meet certain federal nutrition standards.
Sponsor(s):Kane
Status:
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN HB 1859 - Application for free or reduced price school meal
Summary:Would require applications for free and reduced price lunches to ask for parents' income in a simple, straightforward manner. Would prohibit applications from containing the income limits for eligibility and would require notification to parents that any statement made about income is subject to verification. Would annual verify of applicant’s income information on at least 10% of the applications.
Sponsor(s):Representative Bill Spivey (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 1946 - Simplify application to free and reduced-price school meals
Summary:Would require applications for free and reduced price lunches to ask for parents' income in a simple, straightforward manner. Would prohibit applications from containing the income limits for eligibility and would require the applications to notify parents that any statement made about income is subject to verification. Would require annual verification of income information on at least 10% of the applications.
Sponsor(s):Senator Niceley (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 1949 - Set frequency of events with food or beverages that don't meet the Federal Nutrition Standards
Summary:Would require the department to set the frequency for special exemptions, for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers, for food or beverages that do not meet certain federal nutrition standards.
Sponsor(s):Senator Stacey Campfield (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN HB 1793 - Set frequency of exemptioin permitted for foods and beverages that don't meet Federal Nurtition Standards
Summary:Would require the department to set the frequency for special exemptions, for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers, for food or beverages that do not meet certain federal nutrition standards.
Sponsor(s):Representative Roger Kane (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.