School meal policies; each local school board required to adopt policies. (HB50)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; school meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that (i) prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for such meals or wear a wristband or hand stamp and (ii) require school board employees to direct any communication relating to a school meal debt to the student's parent, which may be made by a letter addressed to the parent to be sent home with the student. This bill is identical to SB 840. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100461D
11/30/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB50)
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106790D-H1
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB50H1)
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106790D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB50H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB50ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB50ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 384 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)