Status Summary

First reading, referred to Appropriations on 2.4.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.18.19 at 3:30. (updated 2.15.19)

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The legislature recognizes that the state’s 2018-19 Omnibus Operating Appropriations Act includes funding for eliminating lunch copays for K-3rd grade students, and finds that extending this copay elimination to students in Pre-K and 4th-12th grades is an appropriate and cost-effective way to promote the health and academic success of students who qualify for reduced-price lunches.

Therefore, RCW 28A.235.160 is amended to update the definition of “lunch c-opay” and states that beginning in the 2019-20 school year, school districts with school lunch programs must eliminate lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches in Pre-K-12th grades.