Bill Text: AZ SB1233 | 2023 | Fifty-sixth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Students; unpaid school meal fees

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2023-07-31 - Assigned to Senate RULES Committee [SB1233 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2023-SB1233-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: students; unpaid school meal fees





State of Arizona


Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session





SB 1233


Introduced by

Senators Marsh: Alston, Burch, Diaz, Epstein, Fernandez, Gabaldón, Gonzales, Hernandez, Miranda; Representative Terech









An Act


amending title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-120.04; relating to school meals.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-120.04, to read:

START_STATUTE15-120.04. School meals; unpaid fees; nutrition standards

A. A public school shall ensure that a student whose parent or guardian has not paid the student's school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently or served a meal that differs from what a student who does not have unpaid school meal fees receives under that public school's policy. This subsection does not prohibit a school from serving an alternative meal to a student who requires a special meal for a dietary or religious reason.

B. School personnel and volunteers at a public school that serves meals that meet the nutrition standards prescribed in section 15-242 to students during the instructional day may not take disciplinary action against a student that results in the denial or delay of a meal that meets the nutrition standards prescribed in section 15-242. END_STATUTE