Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4005Ratification Number: 318Act Number: 292Primary Sponsor: J. BaileyType of Legislation: JRSubject: Breakfast Program in school districtsCompanion Bill Number: 996Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 17, 1992Computer Document Number: 436/11732.DWGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Mar 26, 1992Introduced Date: May 15, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Mar 04, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Mar 26, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 292Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: J. Bailey Holt HarvinType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4005 ------ Mar 26, 1992 Act No. 292 4005 ------ Mar 26, 1992 Signed by Governor 4005 ------ Mar 25, 1992 Ratified R 318 4005 House Mar 17, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4005 Senate Mar 12, 1992 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4005 Senate Mar 05, 1992 Made Special Order 4005 Senate Mar 04, 1992 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 4005 Senate Mar 03, 1992 Consideration was interrupted by adjournment, remaining in status of Adjourned Debate 4005 Senate Feb 27, 1992 Debate interrupted by adjournment 4005 Senate Feb 26, 1992 Made Special Order 4005 Senate Feb 20, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 4005 House Feb 19, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4005 House Feb 18, 1992 Amended, read second time 4005 House Feb 13, 1992 Debate interrupted 4005 House Feb 12, 1992 Debate adjourned until Thursday, February 13, 1992 4005 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 4005 House May 15, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A292, R318, H4005)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE TO IMPLEMENT A NUTRITIONAL, WELL-BALANCED SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM BY SCHOOL YEAR 1993-94, AND AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO GRANT A WAIVER OF THIS REQUIREMENT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Whereas, of those schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families only sixty-five percent offer breakfast, even though the federal government is willing to underwrite the cost; and
Whereas, studies show that hungry school children score lower on achievement tests, are tardy more often, and have more health problems than school children who begin the day with breakfast; and
Whereas, of South Carolina's seven hundred one "severe-need" schools - those in which at least forty percent of the students qualify for free or discounted lunches - one hundred twelve do not serve youngsters a morning meal and another one hundred eight schools have twenty-five to forty percent eligible students for meals, but do not serve breakfast; and
Whereas, the United States Department of Agriculture reimbursed schools in 1990-91 ninety cents for every free breakfast and sixty cents for discounted breakfasts; and
Whereas, through additional federal reimbursement for these meals it is estimated that an additional nine million, three hundred thousand dollars will be realized as additional revenue in this State; and
Whereas, in severe-need schools, the federal agency provides sufficient additional funds to guarantee that the breakfast programs break even; and
Whereas, there is no valid reason for South Carolina's public schools not to serve breakfast to qualifying students. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
School breakfast program required
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-63-765 of the 1976 Code, by school year 1993-94 each school district shall implement in each school in the district a nutritional, well-balanced school breakfast program.
Waivers may be granted
SECTION 2. The State Board of Education may grant a waiver of the requirements of Section 1 of this joint resolution to a school which lacks facilities or equipment to offer a school breakfast program and in which the acquisition of such equipment or facilities would cause an extreme hardship. Waivers may also be granted if participation in the program is too small to allow the program to be cost-effective or may create substantial scheduling difficulties. The waiver may be permanent or may be of a specified length of time as determined by the board. The State Board of Education shall promulgate those regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 26th day of March, 1992.