Text: H.R.3817 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/23/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3817


To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to clarify the availability and appropriateness of training for local food service personnel, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 23, 2015

Mr. Pocan (for himself and Mr. Katko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to clarify the availability and appropriateness of training for local food service personnel, 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 “Improving School Nutrition Training Act”.

SEC. 2. Professional development and training.

Section 7(g)(2)(B) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1776(g)(2)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(iv) AVAILABILITY AND APPROPRIATENESS OF TRAINING.—A training program carried out under this subparagraph shall be—

“(I) a program scheduled primarily during regular, paid working hours, and in the event such program is scheduled outside of such working hours—

“(aa) efforts shall be made to inform food service personnel of the necessity of such program to be so scheduled;

“(bb) compensation shall be provided to such personnel for attending such program; and

“(cc) such personnel shall not be penalized for not being able to attend such program; and

“(II) offered in-person whenever appropriate, and incorporate hands-on training techniques.”.