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  • NJ A1657
  • Establishes "breakfast after the bell" incentive fund.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to develop and administer a "breakfast after the bell" incentive fund to provide an additional reimbursement to certain school districts that participate in the federal school breakfast program. Under the bill, the incentive fund will provide a 10-cent per breakfast supplement to the existing federal reimbursement to school districts participating in the federal school breakfast program that serve "breakfast after the bell" with 20 to 100 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced price breakfast. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to provide guidance and support to school districts, and to prepare and issue an annual report detailing the annual cost of the incentive fund and the number and percentage of additional students participating in the "breakfast after the bell" program for each school district. The bill specifies that the Legislature is to annually appropriate funds necessary to implement the bill. The bill takes effect immediately upon enactment. The purpose of the bill is to provide a financial incentive to encourage more low and middle-income school districts in this State to move to a school breakfast model that has the capacity to reach a greater number of students at the start of the school day.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Received by the Assembly, Women and Children
Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly  (on 7/21/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2016 A Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly
6/30/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (24-9)
6/30/2016 S Substituted for S2168
6/20/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
4/21/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
3/14/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (50-24-2)
3/7/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 A Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/30/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2168 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/30/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 24 9 7
Detail 6/20/2016 Senate Education Committee: Reported Favorably 3 0 2
Detail 3/14/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 50 24 6
Detail 3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 2 1