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H.R. 6541 (115th): Local Control of School Lunch Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6541

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

(for herself and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide for flexibility under the school lunch program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Local Control of School Lunch Act.

2.

Flexibility under school lunch program

(a)

Minimum nutrition requirements

For purposes of determining minimum nutrition requirements under section 9(a)(1)(A) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(1)(A)) the Secretary shall—

(1)

not establish or apply any requirements with respect to—

(A)

target 1 sodium;

(B)

calorie limitations; or

(C)

the percentage of grains made with enriched or whole grain flour; and

(2)

with respect to grains and meats served in school breakfasts, apply section 220.8 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, as such section was in effect on September 12, 2008.

(b)

Repeal of paid equity requirements

Subsection (p) of section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760) is repealed.

(c)

Regulations

(1)

In general

The Secretary of Agriculture shall update and issue regulations to carry out this section and the amendments made by this section.

(2)

Waiver

The Secretary of Agriculture shall offer a State and local waiver for secondary schools with respect to the requirements under section 210.14(e) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations.