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  • NJ S2819
  • Creates "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund" in Dept. of Agriculture to help pay for child food and nutrition programs.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would establish a non-lapsing revolving fund in the Department of Agriculture to be known as the "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund." The bill requires that all monies appropriated annually by the Legislature, federal and other grants received by the State, and any other monies made available for the purposes of the fund would be deposited in the fund. Monies in the fund may be invested, and interest or other income earned on these investments would be credited to the fund. Monies in the "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund" would be used by the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to provide support and funding to child food and nutrition programs in the State, which would include: (1) funding outreach and programmatic support by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, or community-based organizations; (2) providing small grants to fund one-time startup or expansion costs of "breakfast after the bell" programs; and (3) providing small grants to fund one-time start-up or expansion costs of summer nutrition programs. Funding would be prioritized for award to districts or schools with the highest number of eligible students and lowest participation in the school breakfast program.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.132.  (on 7/21/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.132.
6/8/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (76-0-0)
6/8/2017 A Substituted for A4363 (1R)
2/15/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 S Passed by the Senate (37-0)
1/23/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/12/2017 Senate Education Hearing (10:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 6, 1st Floor)
11/21/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A4363 Aa (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 1/12/2017 Senate Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 1