Status Summary

Introduced in 2017. Passed the House but died in the Senate. In 2018, the bill passed the House on Jan. 10th, and was referred to Ways and Means. It was heard and passed in Ways and Means on 1/26. The bill then went to Rules, followed by the Senate floor. The bill passed on 1/31 in the Senate – 43-5-0-1. On 2/19, the House concurred in Senate amendments; final passage; yeas, 87; nays, 8; absent, 0; excused 3. On 2/22, House speaker signed bill. On 2/28, Senate President signed. On 3/1, bill was delivered to Governor. On 3/8, Governor signed. Chapter 8, 2018 Laws. Effective date is 6/7/2018. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Stonier

E2SHB 1508, also known as the Washington Kids Ready to Learn Act, is intended to expand opportunities for students to have a healthy breakfast by requiring schools with large populations of low-income students to offer breakfast after the bell programs. 

This bill would increase support for school-related farm programs and require an analysis of the breakfast after the bell program by December 1, 2026

This bill clarifies that all schools that provide students the opportunity to engage in educational activities during breakfast can consider that time instructional hours.