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Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Di Mare
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There are currently two bills that could impact school nutrition programs in CT. SNACT has submitted testimony on both. You can find the testimony and more information about both bills here. We will continue to keep you up to date on the progress of these bills. 


S.B. No. 89 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL LUNCH DEBT

The bill proposes to prohibit disciplinary action against public school children for unpaid school lunch charges, allows these children to eat what is served to all students and to allow any public or private parties to donate to payoff such debt.

 

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No. 99 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF POLYSTYRENE PRODUCTS.

The proposed bill requires school districts to develop a plan for discontinuing foam trays by 7/1/2021 and to discontinue use by 7/1/22 and to prepare to stop entering into contracts to purchase such products by 7/1/21