H.R. 1720: Local School Foods Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 24, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Peter Welch
Representative for Vermont At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 24, 2013
Length
4 pages
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Jun 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 24, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 24, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 24, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To conduct a pilot program in support of efforts to increase the amount of purchases of local fresh fruits and vegetables for schools and service institutions by giving certain States the option of receiving a grant from the Secretary of Agriculture for that purpose instead of obtaining commodities under Department of Agriculture programs.

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4/24/2013--Introduced.
Local School Foods Act of 2013 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct a pilot program under which the Secretary will give up to five participating states the option of receiving a grant in an amount equal to the value of the USDA-provided commodities that the participating state would otherwise receive for each of FY2014-FY2018.
States that a grant shall be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions that participate in the food service programs under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

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