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H.R. 6934 - Breakfast After the Bell Act of 2018

Sponsor: Ami Bera (D)
Introduced: 2018-09-27
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6934


    To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide additional reimbursement to schools with a breakfast after the bell program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 27, 2018

    Mr. Bera introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

    To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide additional reimbursement to schools with a breakfast after the bell program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Breakfast After the Bell Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Increased reimbursement for breakfast after the bell.

Section 11(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL REIMBURSEMENT.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—A State educational agency shall receive an additional reimbursement of 10 cents for each reimbursable breakfast served—

“(i) after the beginning of a school day;

“(ii) through a breakfast after the bell program; and

“(iii) during a school year by a school that—

“(I) is served by a local educational agency that elects to receive special assistance payments under paragraph (1)(F)(ii) for such school for such year; or

“(II) had a percentage of enrolled students who were identified students that was not less than 40 percent during the prior school year.

“(B) DISBURSE FUNDS TO SCHOOL.—A State educational agency that receives an additional reimbursement for a breakfast under subparagraph (A) shall disburse such additional reimbursement to the school that served such breakfast.

“(C) BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL PROGRAM.—In this paragraph, the term ‘breakfast after the bell program’ means a school breakfast program that—

“(i) serves breakfast to students after the start of the school day; and

“(ii) uses a service model, including service of breakfast in the classroom or at a kiosk outside the cafeteria of the school, that the State educational agency determines increases participation in the breakfast program.”.


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