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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 626 - School nutrition
Summary:Would place restrictions on foods and beverages sold that do not meet state nutrition standards, would require meals served in after school programs follow same standards as during school day, would delineate which costs of running a food service are to be borne by the food service budget and which by the school district, and would establish requirements for oversight.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D)
Status:
As of 10/14/2013: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Chapter 706, Statutes of 2013
As of 9/23/2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor
As of 9/12/2013: Senate amendments concurred in, to engrossing and enrolling
As of 9/11/2013: Read third time, passed, transmitted to Assembly, concurrence in Senate amendments pending, may be considered on or after 9/11/13
As of 9/5/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 9/3/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 8/15/2013: Placed on Appropriations suspense file, ie awaiting budget decisions
As of 7/12/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 7/12/2013: Read second time and amended
As of 7/11/2013: Passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 6/27/2013: Second reading, amended, re-referred to Committee on Health
As of 6/27/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 6/21/2013: Passed by Committee on Education, re-referred to Committee on Health
As of 6/10/2013: Referred to Committees on Education, and Health
As of 5/31/2013: Read third time, passed, transmitted to Senate, first reading, sent to Committee on Rules for assignment
As of 5/28/2013: First hearing, referred to suspense file, passed by Committee, read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 5/17/2013: Second reading, amendment adopted, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 5/17/2013: Bill amended by author
As of 5/10/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 5/9/2013: Second reading, bill amended
As of 5/8/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 4/26/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Health
As of 4/26/2013: Second reading, bill amended
As of 4/26/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Education
As of 4/12/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Education, read second time and amended
As of 4/12/2013: Bill amended by author
As of 4/8/2013: Hearing canceled at request of author
As of 3/6/2013: Referred to Committees on Education, and Health
As of 2/25/2013: May be heard in Committee on March 23, 2013
As of 2/22/2013: First reading

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HCR 30 - Student and Youth Bill of Rights
Summary:Would adopt a student bill of rights that rests on the belief that in addition to educational opportunity, youth need supportive conditions in which to thrive and grow, including healthy and nutritious food, and physical activity and recreation, among other supports.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez (D)
Status:
As of 9/11/2013: Enrolled, chaptered by Secretary of State, RES. CHAPTER 106, STATUTES OF 2013
As of 8/30/2013: Adopted by Senate, returned to Assembly, ordered to engrossing and enrolling
As of 7/5/2013: Passed by Committee, ordered to third reading
As of 7/3/2013: Referred to Committee on Rules
As of 7/1/2013: Transmitted to Senate
As of 7/1/2013: Amended and adopted by Assembly
As of 5/13/2013: Passed by Committee, ordered to third reading
As of 3/18/2013: Referred to Committee on Education
As of 3/7/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AJR 31 - Concerning reimbursement rates for school meals
Summary:Would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to ensure that reimbursement rates for school meals are adequate to fully fund the cost of producing a nutritious school meal relative to the cost of living in a region, and would state that the eligibility scale used to qualify families for free and reduced-priced meals be adjusted, as specified.
Sponsor(s):Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D)
Status:
As of 5/28/2014: Adopted May 22, 2014
As of 9/27/2013: Referred to Committee on Education
As of 8/30/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 1304 - Definitions in the school meal program
Summary:As it pertains to the school food program, this bill would define “non-nutritious beverages" as any beverage that is not any of the following: (A) Drinking water; (B) Milk, including, but not limited to, chocolate milk, soy milk, rice milk, and other similar dairy or nondairy milk; (C) An electrolyte replacement beverage that contains 42 grams or less of added sweetener per 20 ounce serving; or (D) A 100 percent fruit juice, or fruit-based drink that is composed of 50 percent or more fruit juice and that ha
Sponsor(s):: Committee on Judiciary (Senators Jackson (Chair), Anderson, Corbett, Evans, Leno, Monning, and Vidak)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2385 - School district decides perishables foodstuff and seasonal commodities in the cafeteria
Summary:This bill would authorize the purchase of perishable foodstuffs and seasonal commodities needed in the operation of cafeterias to be given preference by the school district, as specified.
Sponsor(s):Phil Ting (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2449 - Adequate time to eat school meals
Summary:This bill would express legislative intent that schools provide pupils with adequate time to eat lunch during the school day. The bill would require school districts and county offices of education, in addition to providing a nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal for each needy pupil each school day, to ensure that there is adequate time to eat the meal after it is served. To the extent this requirement would create new duties for school districts and county offices of education, it would consti
Sponsor(s):Raul Bocanegra (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.