DE HB125 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 11 2024 - 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-18 - Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [HTML]


This House Substitute bill eliminates any reference to § 4137 in Title 11 since it will remain as a separate section in the Delaware Code. This House Substitute requires all public schools to offer only students who qualify for a reduced-price meal, under the federal School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, a free breakfast and lunch every school day. This House Substitute also eliminates a requirement that all schools and local education agencies, who qualify, must participate in the federal Community Eligibility Provision, under 42 U.S.C. §1759a (a)(1)(F) since there is no such federal mandate. This Act also removes the requirement that a parent or guardian for each student complete a household income form since that requirement is already set forth in this title. This Substitute bill also removes the delayed effective date. This Act will take effect beginning the school year following its enactment.

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An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Free School Meals.


Roll Calls

2024-06-11 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2024-06-18 Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate
2024-06-18 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
2024-06-11 Assigned to Education Committee in Senate
2024-06-11 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2024-05-22 Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits
2024-05-02 Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 125, and Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

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