S.613 - Summer Meals Act Of 2015

[congressional bills 114th congress]
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[s. 613 introduced in senate (is)]

114th congress
  1st session
                                 s. 613

 to amend the richard b. russell national school lunch act to improve 
                    the efficiency of summer meals.


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                   in the senate of the united states

                           february 27, 2015

    mrs. gillibrand (for herself and ms. murkowski) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the committee on 
                  agriculture, nutrition, and forestry

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                                 a bill


 
 to amend the richard b. russell national school lunch act to improve 
                    the efficiency of summer meals.

    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 ``summer meals act of 2015''.

sec. 2. summer food service program for children.

    (a) better integrate summer education and summer meals program.--
section 13(a)(1)(a)(i) of the richard b. russell national school lunch 
act (42 u.s.c. 1761(a)(1)(a)(i)) is amended by striking ``50 percent'' 
each place it appears and inserting ``40 percent''.
    (b) reduce red tape for public-private partnerships.--section 13(a) 
of the richard b. russell national school lunch act (42 u.s.c. 1761(a)) 
is amended by striking paragraph (8) and inserting the following:
            ``(8) year-round meal service.--
                    ``(a) seamless summer option for schools.--except 
                as otherwise determined by the secretary, a service 
                institution that is a public or private nonprofit 
                school food authority may provide summer or school 
                vacation food service in accordance with applicable 
                provisions of law governing the school lunch program 
                established under this act or the school breakfast 
                program established under the child nutrition act of 
                1966 (42 u.s.c. 1771 et seq.).
                    ``(b) year-round meal service for other service 
                institutions.--each service institution (other than a 
                service institution described in subparagraph (a)), in 
                addition to being eligible for reimbursement for meals 
                described in subsection (b)(2) served during each day 
                of operation during the periods described in subsection 
                (c)(1), may be reimbursed for up to 1 meal and 1 snack 
                per child served during each day of operation during--
                            ``(i) afterschool hours;
                            ``(ii) weekends; and
                            ``(iii) school holidays during the regular 
                        school calendar.''.
    (c) improve nutrition in underserved, hard-to-reach areas.--section 
13(a) of the richard b. russell national school lunch act (42 u.s.c. 
1761(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraphs (9) and (10) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(9) improve nutrition in underserved, hard-to-reach 
        areas.--
                    ``(a) in general.--subject to the availability of 
                appropriations provided in advance in an appropriations 
                act specifically for the purpose of carrying out this 
                paragraph, the secretary may award competitive grants 
                to service institutions selected by the secretary to 
                increase participation in the program at congregate 
                feeding sites through--
                            ``(i) innovative approaches to limited 
                        transportation; and
                            ``(ii) mobile meal trucks.
                    ``(b) eligibility.--to be selected to receive a 
                grant under this paragraph, a service institution--
                            ``(i) may be located in any state; and
                            ``(ii) shall--
                                    ``(i) submit to the secretary an 
                                application at such time, in such 
                                manner, and containing such information 
                                as the secretary may require;
                                    ``(ii) meet criteria established by 
                                the secretary; and
                                    ``(iii) agree to the terms and 
                                conditions of the grant, as established 
                                by the secretary.
                    ``(c) priority.--in awarding grants under this 
                paragraph, the secretary shall give priority to service 
                institutions that--
                            ``(i) serve both breakfast and lunch; or
                            ``(ii) offer educational or enrichment 
                        programs.
                    ``(d) travel reimbursement.--a service institution 
                that receives a grant under subparagraph (a)(i) may use 
                grant funds to provide reimbursement for travel to 
                satellite congregate feeding sites.
                    ``(e) authorization of appropriations.--there is 
                authorized to be appropriated to the secretary to make 
                competitive grants under this paragraph $10,000,000 for 
                each fiscal year.''; and
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (11) and (12) as paragraphs 
        (10) and (11), respectively.
    (d) third meal.--section 13(b)(2) of the richard b. russell 
national school lunch act (42 u.s.c. 1761(b)(2)) is amended by striking 
``only serve lunch'' and all that follows through ``migrant children 
may''.
                                 
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