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S. 1817: Kids Eat Local Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1817

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 12, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to improve nutritional and other program requirements relating to purchases of locally produced food.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kids Eat Local Act of 2019.

2.

Purchases of locally produced food

Section 9(j)(3) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(j)(3)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Program, to and inserting the following:

Program—

(A)

to

;

(2)

in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

to use locally grown, locally raised, or locally caught as a product specification.

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