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Summer Food Expansion

SB 89 (Lucio/Rodriguez) expands the number of children the state expects to serve in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. The bill increases the number of school districts required to offer the summer meal program by stipulating that districts must offer summer meals if at least 50 percent of their students are eligible for free/reduced lunch. The prior regulation had set the limit at 60 percent of students eligible for free/reduce lunch, so the new law will increase the number of districts required to participate.

Congregations have increased options for partnering with local school districts to offer meals to kids during summer vacation. With the expansion of school districts responsible for summer feeding, congregations have increased opportunities to be sites for meal programs school districts sponsor.


Here's How They Voted On Final Passage of SB 89:


Passed on Local Calendar.


AYES - 24
Carona(R); Davis, Wendy(D); Deuell(R); Duncan(R); Ellis(D); Eltife(R); Estes(R); Gallegos(D); Hinojosa(D); Huffman(R); Jackson, Mike(R); Lucio(D); Nichols(R); Rodriguez(D); Seliger(R); Shapiro(R); Uresti(D); Van de Putte(D); Watson(D); Wentworth(R); West(D); Whitmire(D); Williams(R); Zaffirini(D)

NAYS - 7
Birdwell(R); Fraser(R); Harris(R); Hegar(R); Nelson(R); Ogden(R); Patrick, Dan(R)