Text: H.R.4259 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4259


To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide categorical eligibility for free lunch and breakfast for certain children in kinship care, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 9, 2019

Ms. Wild (for herself, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Bacon, Ms. Moore, Mr. Payne, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Bass, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Trone, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Dean, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Haaland, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Pappas, and Ms. Pingree) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide categorical eligibility for free lunch and breakfast for certain children in kinship care, 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 “Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act” or the “SPARK Act”.

SEC. 2. School meals for foster children in kinship care.

Section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758)—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) paragraph (5)(E)—

(i) in clause (i), by striking “or” at the end;

(ii) in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(iii) by adding at the end the following:

“(iii) a child whose placement with a relative or family friend was carried out with the involvement of an agency that administers a State plan under part B or E of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), regardless of whether such agency is responsible for the care and placement of such child.”; and

(B) in paragraph (12)(A)(vii)—

(i) in subclause (I), by striking “or” at the end;

(ii) in subclause (II), by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and

(iii) by adding at the end the following:

“(III) a child whose placement with a relative or family friend was carried out with the involvement of an agency that administers a State plan under part B or E of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), regardless of whether such agency is responsible for the care and placement of such child.”; and

(2) in subsection (d)(2)(F)—

(A) in clause (i), by striking “or” at the end; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(iii) documentation has been provided to the appropriate local educational agency showing the status of the child as a child whose placement with a relative or family friend was carried out with the involvement of an agency that administers a State plan under part B or E of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), regardless of whether such agency is responsible for the care and placement of such child; or”.