Text: H.R.1303 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1303 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1303

 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide 
 flexibility to school food authorities in meeting certain nutritional 
requirements for the school lunch and breakfast programs, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 20, 2013

   Mr. Stivers (for himself, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. 
 Wilson of Florida, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. 
  Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. 
   Tiberi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide 
 flexibility to school food authorities in meeting certain nutritional 
requirements for the school lunch and breakfast programs, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``School Nutrition Flexibility Act''.

SEC. 2. NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST 
              PROGRAMS.

    (a) Additional Reimbursement.--Section 4(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1753(b)(3)(A)(ii)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
                                    ``(III) Maximum quantities.--The 
                                interim or final regulations required 
                                under this clause shall not establish a 
                                maximum quantity of grains, meat, or 
                                meat alternates that may be served in 
                                any meal or during any period of time 
                                of any school year.''.
    (b) Rules.--Section 9(a)(4)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National 
School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(4)(B)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Not later'' and inserting the following:
                            ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), 
                        not later''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(ii) Maximum quantities.--The rules 
                        required under clause (ii) shall not establish 
                        a maximum quantity of grains, meat, or meat 
                        alternates that may be served in any meal or 
                        during any period of time of any school 
                        year.''.

SEC. 3. PAID LUNCHES.

    Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1760(p)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as 
                follows:
                    ``(A) Requirement.--For each school year beginning 
                on or after July 1, 2013, each school food authority 
                that had a negative balance of funds in the nonprofit 
                school food service account of the school food 
                authority for the previous school year shall establish 
                a price for paid lunches in accordance with this 
                subsection.'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)(i), by inserting 
                ``described in subparagraph (A)'' after ``authority''; 
                and
                    (C) in subparagraph (C)(i), by inserting 
                ``described in subparagraph (A)'' after ``authority''; 
                and
            (2) in paragraph (3)(A), by inserting ``described in 
        paragraph (2)(A)'' after ``authority''.
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