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SB 242 (2023)

Join federal program to offer free school meals based on Medicaid eligibility


Directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education to participate in the Demonstration Project for states using Medicaid eligibility data to directly certify students for free and reduced priced school meals. This would allow the department to automatically offer free school meals based on Medicaid enrollment. The Senate passed and then tabled this bill, which often indicates support to include this spending item in the state budget bill.

Bill Sponsor:
Becky Whitley
Status Detail:
Tabled in the Senate
Public Hearing Date:
02/15/2023 10:30 am
Public Hearing Location:
LOB Room 101
Senate Voting Date:

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