Text: H.R.1303 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/20/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1303


To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide flexibility to school food authorities in meeting certain nutritional requirements for the school lunch and breakfast programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 20, 2013

Mr. Stivers (for himself, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Tiberi) 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 flexibility to school food authorities in meeting certain nutritional requirements for the school lunch and breakfast programs, 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 “School Nutrition Flexibility Act”.

SEC. 2. Nutritional requirements for school lunch and breakfast programs.

(a) Additional reimbursement.—Section 4(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(3)(A)(ii)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(III) MAXIMUM QUANTITIES.—The interim or final regulations required under this clause shall not establish a maximum quantity of grains, meat, or meat alternates that may be served in any meal or during any period of time of any school year.”.

(b) Rules.—Section 9(a)(4)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(4)(B)) is amended—

(1) by striking “Not later” and inserting the following:

“(i) IN GENERAL.—Subject to clause (ii), not later”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(ii) MAXIMUM QUANTITIES.—The rules required under clause (ii) shall not establish a maximum quantity of grains, meat, or meat alternates that may be served in any meal or during any period of time of any school year.”.

SEC. 3. Paid lunches.

Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760(p)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:

“(A) REQUIREMENT.—For each school year beginning on or after July 1, 2013, each school food authority that had a negative balance of funds in the nonprofit school food service account of the school food authority for the previous school year shall establish a price for paid lunches in accordance with this subsection.”;

(B) in subparagraph (B)(i), by inserting “described in subparagraph (A)” after “authority”; and

(C) in subparagraph (C)(i), by inserting “described in subparagraph (A)” after “authority”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)(A), by inserting “described in paragraph (2)(A)” after “authority”.