2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McQuinn
Adjust School Meals Expansion Cost (language only)

Item 145 #7h

Item 145 #7h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 37, line 23 strike "$5,300,000" and "$5,300,000", and insert:

"$4,100,000" and "$4,100,000".

Page 72, line 50 strike "$5,300,000" and "5,300,000" and insert:

"$4,100,000" and "$4,100,000".


(This amendment reduces school meals expansion funds by $1.2 million each year. In the 2020-21 school year, additional schools began to participate in the federal Community Eligibility Provision to provide free lunches, reducing the cost of this initiative. A corresponding amendment in Item 482.20 restores funding for this program, which was unallotted in Chapter 1289. This program would expand eligibility for free meals to include students that are currently eligible for reduced-price meals.)