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School meal debt; donations.

Permits any school board to solicit and receive any donation or other funds for the purpose of eliminating or offsetting any school meal debt at any time during the school year and requires each school board to use any such funds solely for such purpose, provided, however, that no such funds are obtained in an illegal or illicit manner. The bill provides that if a school board receives a donation that does not entirely eliminate or offset the total school meal debt at any time during the school year, the school board shall distribute the donation proportionately among each school meal debt.

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02/06/2020 House: Printed as engrossed 20104003D-E Open
01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104003D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104003D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 703
    House Amendments in [ ] � February 6, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 22.1-79.7 of the Code of Virginia, relating to school meal debt; donations.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Roem
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    Referred to Committee on Education
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 22.1-79.7 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    22.1-79.7. School meal policies; donations.

    A. Each local school board shall adopt policies that:

    1. Prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for such meals or wear a wristband or hand stamp; and

    2. Require school board employees to direct any communication relating to a school meal debt to the students parent. Such policy may permit such communication to be made by a letter addressed to the parent to be sent home with the student.

    B. Any school board may solicit and receive any donation or other funds for the purpose of eliminating or offsetting any school meal debt at any time �[ during the school year ] �and shall use any such funds solely for such purpose [ , provided, however, that no such funds shall be obtained in an illegal or illicit manner. If a school board receives a donation that does not entirely eliminate or offset the total school meal debt at any time during the school year, the school board shall distribute the donation proportionately among each school meal debt ] .

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Danica A. Roem D-Richmond Sponsor
    Alfonso H. Lopez D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/29/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
    01/13/2020 House House: Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104003D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Education
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    House 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 9 0 0
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