Bill Text: NY A05154 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires certain public schools in any city with a population over one million to offer Halal food options during lunch to students with dietary restrictions free of charge.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - referred to education [A05154 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05154-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL, M. G. MILLER -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  requiring  certain
          public schools to provide Halal food during lunch
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  915-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  915-a.  Halal food restrictions.   1. In any city or county in this
     4  state, including a city having a population of one million or more, each
     5  public school shall provide Halal food to any student  who  has  such  a
     6  dietary restriction or requirement at no cost to such student.
     7    2.  This  section  shall only apply to a city school district having a
     8  Muslim population equal to or greater than fifteen percent thereof.  The
     9  Muslim  population,  for  purposes  of this section, shall include those
    10  persons, adults and children, who  are  fully  or  partially  of  Muslim
    11  descent and shall include all those persons and ethnic groups identified
    12  as  Muslim  by  the United States census bureau for purposes of the year
    13  two thousand ten federal decennial census.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    15  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    16  ment  and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the imple-
    17  mentation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on
    18  or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.