School boards; availability of school meals to students, effective date. (HB1426)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; school meals; availability to students. Requires each school board to require each public elementary and secondary school in the local school division to participate in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School Breakfast Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to make meals available pursuant to such programs to any student who requests such a meal, regardless of whether such student has the money to pay for the meal or owes money for meals previously provided, unless the student's parent has provided written permission to the school board to withhold such a meal from the student. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102508D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1426)
02/03/2020Reported from Education (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1426E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20102508D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (79-Y 19-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (79-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1426E)
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Placed on Calendar
03/03/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1426ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1426ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/21)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0683)