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H.R.1783: School Food Modernization Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Tom Latham, R-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 25 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

School Food Modernization Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to issue loan guarantees to local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the school lunch program, tribal organizations, or consortia of such entities to finance the construction, remodeling, or expansion of infrastructure or the purchase of durable equipment that will facilitate their provision of healthy meals through the school breakfast and lunch programs. Requires the Secretary to give a preference to applicants that, compared with other applicants, demonstrate a substantial or disproportionate need for food service infrastructure or durable equipment. Prohibits a loan guarantee from covering more than 90% of a loan's principal.

Amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to direct the Secretary to award competitive grants to assist LEAs participating in the school lunch program, tribal organizations, or consortia of such entities in purchasing the durable equipment and infrastructure they ne...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce