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HF 2467 - Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt - Iowa Key Vote

Rich Taylor voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (96-0) -

Title: Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (48-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that establishes guidelines for schools when handling students' lunch debt.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires school districts to provide a reimbursable meal to any student requesting it (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes a process for schools to seek setoff for certain lunch debt pursuant to Iowa Code, which will require obtaining a parent’s social security number (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that before a school district can seek setoff for lunch debt, the following requirements must be met (Sec. 1):

    • The school district has made “reasonable efforts” to collect a student’s lunch debt for at least 2 years; and

    • The amount of the debt owed by a student is at least $500.

  • Prohibits publicly identifying students with lunch debt (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes school districts to create an unpaid student meals account into which they may deposit funds received from outside sources for paying student meal debt (Sec. 2).

  • Requires school districts to provide information twice annually to all parents regarding the application process for Free and Reduced Meals, and additionally if a student owes lunch debt for 5 or more meals (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (97-0) -

Title: Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Guidelines for Handling Students' Lunch Debt

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