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03/30/2015 08:00 AM House EDUCATION

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         HB 163-NUTRITION STANDARDS; SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS                                                                     
9:32:37 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KELLER announced that the  final order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  163,  "An Act  relating  to school  fundraisers;                                                               
relating to  the duties  of the Department  of Health  and Social                                                               
Services; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
9:33:28 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE   TAMMY   WILSON,    Alaska   State   Legislature,                                                               
paraphrased the sponsor statement as follows [original                                                                          
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
     Imagine it is your child's  birthday and you spend tile                                                                    
     evening  baking cupcakes  to  share  with their  class.                                                                    
     After  hours of  baking  and  decorating you  carefully                                                                    
     wrap your  snack ready for  the next  day's activities.                                                                    
     The  next  morning  you  head  out  with  your  excited                                                                    
     birthday child  and walk proudly  into the  school with                                                                    
     your treat. To  your dismay you are told  that the time                                                                    
     honored  tradition  of  homemade treats  has  now  come                                                                    
     under   federal  attack.   The  Federal   Smart  Snacks                                                                    
     standards outline  in Healthy, Hunger-Free kids  Act of                                                                    
     2010 requires  all food during  the school day  to meet                                                                    
     national   nutrition    standards.   Your    child   is                                                                    
     Having overstepped  its regulatory authority,  the USDA                                                                    
     has proposed  a sweeping  plan that would  regulate the                                                                    
     types of  foods and beverages  that can be  marketed on                                                                    
     school property. The resulting  laws put the Department                                                                    
     of  Agriculture  in  the business  of  determining  the                                                                    
     amount  of calories,  fat  and  sodium students  should                                                                    
     consume in  a given  school day. I  would like  to just                                                                    
     repeat--the Department of  Agriculture. The agriculture                                                                    
     secretary  is now  telling schools  the  type of  milk,                                                                    
     vegetables  and   grain  that   cannot  be   served  in                                                                    
     cafeterias.  The  law  places greater  federal  control                                                                    
     over weliness [sic] policies best  left in the hands of                                                                    
     state and local leaders.                                                                                                   
     The  Federal  standards  will  severely  cut  into  the                                                                    
     thousands of  dollars schools  raise to  support school                                                                    
     programs and activities.  Currently, all Alaskan school                                                                    
     fundraisers for  PTAs, student groups, and  sport teams                                                                    
     are  now  limited to  selling  carrot  sticks and  rice                                                                    
     cakes  to   generate  revenue.  Parents  who   wish  to                                                                    
     contribute homemade  items for  school events  must now                                                                    
     review   their  family   recipes   to  ensure   federal                                                                    
     compliance  to nutritional  standards. Forcing  parents                                                                    
     and  school  organizations   to  only  offer  federally                                                                    
     approved food  and snacks at  fundraisers is  a perfect                                                                    
     example  of federal  overreach and  intrusion into  the                                                                    
     time honored tradition of the [sic] school bake sale.                                                                      
     The  Healthy, Hunger-Free  Kids  Act  of 2010  (HHFKA),                                                                    
     requires that all food sold  outside of the school meal                                                                    
     programs, on the  school campus and at  any time during                                                                    
     the school day must  meet national nutrition standards.                                                                    
     The "Smart  Snacks" standards allows  State governments                                                                    
     flexibility for  special exemptions for the  purpose of                                                                    
     conducting   infrequent  school-sponsored   fundraisers                                                                    
     during  which  foods that  do  not  meet the  nutrition                                                                    
     standards for Smart Snacks may  be sold. State agencies                                                                    
     may  determine  the  frequency with  which  fundraising                                                                    
     activities take place  that allow the sale  of food and                                                                    
     beverage  items   that  do   not  meet   the  nutrition                                                                    
     standards, Alaska  is one of  29 states  that currently                                                                    
     do not have a policy  under the Smart Snacks standards.                                                                    
     As a result, the state  of Alaska has defaulted to zero                                                                    
     exempt  fundraisers. Thus,  all  school fundraisers  in                                                                    
     Alaska must meet the strict  nutrition standards as set                                                                    
     by the federal government.                                                                                                 
     It  is  the  purpose  of  HB  163  is  to  require  the                                                                    
     Department of Education and  Early Development to adopt                                                                    
     regulations authorizing schools  to approve fundraisers                                                                    
     involving the sale  of foods that do not  meet the food                                                                    
     nutrition standards.                                                                                                       
     Thank you for your support of HB 163.                                                                                      
9:38:57 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KELLER requested an explanation  of the title wherein there                                                               
is the suggestion of the  elimination of the terminology relating                                                               
to  the duties  of the  Department  of Health  & Social  Services                                                               
(DHSS).   He  questioned whether  DHSS has  no duties  under this                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  responded it  was an error  by Legislative                                                               
Legal  and Research  Services and  since the  bill is  before the                                                               
committee, any  other changes  could happen at  this time.   This                                                               
has  nothing to  do  with the  DHSS  as it  all  falls under  the                                                               
Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).                                                                           
9:39:59 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ asked whether  the proposed change has any                                                               
effect on school funding from the federal government.                                                                           
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON  advised that  as  the  bill is  currently                                                               
written, the  regulations are for  infrequent fundraisers  and it                                                               
would have no impact.  In the  event the bill is changed to allow                                                               
the districts to have as many  as they prefer, she opined that it                                                               
could impact how the monies come in from the federal programs.                                                                  
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ  surmised  that   the  frequency  is  not                                                               
explicitly set forth in the bill  but the sponsor expects DEED to                                                               
issue implementing regulations.                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON explained  that DEED  would determine  the                                                               
definition  of infrequent  for the  districts and  would set  the                                                               
policy,  and she  opined  there would  be  reporting regarding  a                                                               
fundraiser not  meeting the requirements  of a Healthy  Snack [42                                                               
U.S.C. 1179]                                                                                                                    
9:41:34 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE   KREISS-TOMKINS   asked   Representative   Wilson                                                               
whether she has  a sense as to why the  Department of Education &                                                               
Early Development  (DEED) has not  adopted regulations  this bill                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  responded she is  unsure why DEED  has not                                                               
adopted  regulations, but  she did  receive  an email  indicating                                                               
that DEED is looking into it.                                                                                                   
9:41:57 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ asked  whether there is a  letter from the                                                               
U.S. Department  of Education stating  this would  not jeopardize                                                               
school   funding  if   the  regulations   set  forth   constitute                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON answered  that it  is part  of the  entire                                                               
policy  as  it  does  give  a variance  allowing  DEED  to  write                                                               
regulations only  for "infrequent."   This  bill directs  DEED to                                                               
follow through,  although it could  do that on  its own if  it so                                                               
chose,  and because  they haven't  no fundraisers  with unhealthy                                                               
snacks can proceed, she explained.                                                                                              
9:42:49 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO  surmised, with regard to  the title, the                                                               
sponsor  would prefer  to  delete the  Department  of Health  and                                                               
Social  Services (DHSS)  and insert  the Department  of Education                                                               
and Early Development (DEED) on page 1, line 2.                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  responded it could be  accomplished either                                                               
way,  such  as  removing  ";   relating  to  the  duties  of  the                                                               
Department of  Health and Social  Services;" as it is  related to                                                               
fundraisers,  or   insert  Department  of  Education   and  Early                                                               
Development as either would include the intent.                                                                                 
9:43:33 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  referred to AS 14.07.020(a)(18),  Sec. 1,                                                               
page 3, lines 27-29, which read:                                                                                                
          (18) adopt regulations authorizing schools to                                                                     
     approve fundraisers  involving the  sale of  foods that                                                                
     do  not  meet food  the  nutrition  standards under  42                                                                
     U.S.C. 1779. [REPEALED]                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  asked where  guidance is  located wherein                                                               
infrequent  use of  this  exception will  not  cause trouble  for                                                               
Alaska with regard to federal  funding.  She requested a document                                                               
that  actually offers  guidance that  Alaska will  not jeopardize                                                               
federal funding.                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON responded she  will provide the terminology                                                               
(in  her  hand)  that  came  directly from  the  U.S.C  Code  and                                                               
stipulated  "we did  not  make  any of  this  up  ... what  being                                                               
infrequent versus  frequent.  This  is actually in their  law for                                                               
the healthy  snack 2010, that  was passed,  and we can  make sure                                                               
that each  member has the  actual rule  which is right  here that                                                               
says that  'they have  to be infrequent.'"   She  reiterated that                                                               
the sponsor's intent  when sending the bill  to Legislative Legal                                                               
and Research Services  "was to make it so they  could continue to                                                               
do them as they have been  doing, and we were told by Legislative                                                               
Legal and Research Services that could  not be done and had to be                                                               
infrequent if we wanted to stay within the federal guidelines."                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ asked  Representative Wilson to distribute                                                               
the document to the committee members.                                                                                          
CHAIR  KELLER  pointed to  the  zero  fiscal  note, and  noted  a                                                               
comment   that  the   U.S.  Department   of  Education   has  the                                                               
regulations on this particular topic on the waiver.                                                                             
9:45:36 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  commented that since DEED  has not issued                                                               
proper  regulations to  implement  this,  she questioned  whether                                                               
there  should be  another provision  requiring DEED  to implement                                                               
this provision appropriately.                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON advised  that this  bill requires  DEED to                                                               
write  the regulation  and implement  it, and  referred to  "(18)                                                               
adopt  regulations  authorizing  schools to  approve  fundraisers                                                               
involving the sale  of foods that do not meet  the food nutrition                                                               
standards  under 42  U.S.C. 1779."   She  advised that  once DEED                                                               
adopts  the regulations  and it  becomes  enacted, the  districts                                                               
will  again   be  able  to  hold   fundraisers  through  whatever                                                               
procedure  DEED determines.   She  opined  a form  is filled  out                                                               
depicting  who is  holding the  fundraiser, what  is being  sold,                                                               
what  would  count  against  them,   and  every  state  has  been                                                               
CHAIR  KELLER pointed  out that  the driver  is AS  14.07.020(a),                                                               
Sec. 1, page 1, line 5, which read:                                                                                             
          (a) The department shall                                                                                              
9:47:08 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ suggested including a time provision.                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON  replied  that "anything  that  gets  them                                                               
moving works for me."   She referred to Sec. 2,  page 3, line 30,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
        Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under                                                                       
     AS 01.10.070(c).                                                                                                           
REPRESENTATIVE   WILSON  opined   that   it   may  be   effective                                                               
immediately but  they haven't  prepared them  quickly.   She said                                                               
she is amenable  to "an amendment that just  says specifically on                                                               
a time  limit ... (indisc.) past  a certain date so  at least for                                                               
this  next school  year, they  would be  able to  do this."   She                                                               
pointed  out that  that  this  is ironic  in  that  a student  is                                                               
allowed to  bring whatever  they prefer in  their lunch,  and are                                                               
allowed to  bring items to  a birthday  party, and to  say during                                                               
the lunch hour,  when most fundraisers happen,  "that we're going                                                               
to  become so  unhealthy because  of that,  parents have  control                                                               
whether they give  children money, whatsoever."   She said school                                                               
can, and  she wasn't  sure this  was the way  to go,  offer their                                                               
fundraisers in the  morning or directly after school.   She said,                                                               
"We're  not stopping  anything here  but I  think to  pretend the                                                               
federal government  needs to go  into every aspect of  our school                                                               
is really what  is kind of appalling about  this particular one."                                                               
She noted  that "infrequent" is  not currently in the  law saying                                                               
whether it  is 10,  20, 30,  40, as it  has been  left up  to the                                                               
department to determine what that is.                                                                                           
CHAIR KELLER opened public testimony.                                                                                           
9:49:10 AM                                                                                                                    
BARBARA HANEY  testified in  wholehearted support  of HB  163 and                                                               
said  fundraisers  are  critical  for  sports  teams,  especially                                                               
during a time  of tight fiscal concerns as  these fundraisers are                                                               
absolutely important.   She  urged a  fast track  on the  bill to                                                               
allow schools  to raise  the necessary funds,  and said  the U.S.                                                               
Department of Education has gone out  of its way to regulate what                                                               
snacks are  sold at schools.   She opined this is  far beyond the                                                               
10th Amendment.   She advised that students train  for years, get                                                               
to this point,  and can't go [to the event]  because there are no                                                               
funds due to the state having  no money and, yet, they can't have                                                               
a fundraiser due to the federal government.                                                                                     
9:50:36 AM                                                                                                                    
PATRICE  LEE  expressed  her  confusion as  to  why  the  federal                                                               
government  would  be  blamed  for Alaska  not  having  a  better                                                               
process for  snacks in schools  as that is certainly  the state's                                                               
option  and added  that  other states  have done  it.   She  also                                                               
expressed  concern that  the items  sold at  fundraisers have  no                                                               
quality  control.   For example,  she  noted, she  once opened  a                                                               
package of  "goodies" to be  sold at  a school fundraiser  and it                                                               
had either dog  or rat hair in  it and pointed out  that when the                                                               
public  sells  at a  Farmer's  Market,  they  must go  through  a                                                               
particular  process to  ascertain  their product  is  safe.   She                                                               
suggest  that [standard]  should stand  for birthday  parties and                                                               
other events especially if schools  are going to have large scale                                                               
fundraisers where  items are  brought from  home and  sold during                                                               
the day  at school.   She noted that,  as a teacher,  they cannot                                                               
control how much  sugar goes into students as not  all snacks are                                                               
sugars,  but certainly  many  are.   She  remarked  she has  seen                                                               
fundraisers going  on, as she  is in and  out of schools  all the                                                               
time in Fairbanks,  and is confused as to why  there is some talk                                                               
about it not  being allowed as it doesn't seem  to be hindered at                                                               
lunch time.   Lastly, she expressed, the more  the school depends                                                               
upon fundraisers, or  having a fundraiser for "this  or that," it                                                               
takes  the  appropriate budgeting  off  the  hook for  supporting                                                               
education.  She  asked whether there will be  fundraisers for bus                                                               
fare  to  school, and  stated  her  greatest concern  is  quality                                                               
control measure  at fundraisers, and  she is not sure  where that                                                               
would be  in this  bill.   She pointed out  the possibility  of a                                                               
student  eating  something,  getting  sick,  and  the  school  is                                                               
blamed.  She asked the committee  to perform its due diligence in                                                               
this bill.                                                                                                                      
CHAIR KELLER  closed public testimony  after ascertaining  no one                                                               
further wished to testify.                                                                                                      
9:54:28 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  addressed a concern  in that she  does not                                                               
believe an organization  can have a fundraiser  within the school                                                               
without permission,  and discuss the  name of the  entity holding                                                               
the fundraiser,  where the funds will  go, and the list  of items                                                               
being  sold, as  more and  more restrictions  have been  set upon                                                               
these types  of events throughout  the year.  She  explained that                                                               
this bill  addresses a  new federal  regulation enacted  that now                                                               
includes more  rules.  She  expressed her frustration in  that it                                                               
will  add more  to school  districts because  rather than  saying                                                               
"you can  use your best  ... you  know, knowledge about  what you                                                               
need  in  your  districts,  we're  not going  to  tell  you  what                                                               
infrequent  is.    And  then   I'll  guarantee  you  because  its                                                               
government there is  going to be more paperwork that  is going to                                                               
be  spent on  this versus  in  classroom and  to the  educational                                                               
portion of it."  She opined  it is important, during these times,                                                               
to allow these organizations to  raise their own funds, otherwise                                                               
there  could   potentially  be  less  band   participation,  less                                                               
football teams because "there is  very little bit of funding that                                                               
comes  through  the  state" for  the  extracurricular  activities                                                               
which adds to the school day.                                                                                                   
9:56:21 AM                                                                                                                    
MIKE   HANLEY,   Commissioner,   Office  of   the   Commissioner,                                                               
Department of Education and  Early Development (DEED), [Available                                                               
to answer questions.]                                                                                                           
9:56:55 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  asked whether the Department  of Education                                                               
and Early  Development (DEED)  is currently  adopting regulations                                                               
or  whether there  are difficulties  with this  bill from  DEED's                                                               
COMMISSIONER   HANLEY  responded   that   this  doesn't   require                                                               
regulations  as the  state agencies  are given  the authority  to                                                               
provide those waivers  and are in the process  of moving forward.                                                               
He  advised   that  approximately  one   month  ago  he   had  an                                                               
opportunity to  provide the Alaska  Association of  School Boards                                                               
(AASB) with the regulations from  the United States Department of                                                               
Agriculture  (USDA),   around  the   smart  snack   language  and                                                               
requested their input as to what kind of frequency is needed.                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  pointed  to the  committee  packet  which                                                               
included a  USDA, April  17, [2014]  letter from  Child Nutrition                                                               
Programs indicating it could not  be left up to local educational                                                               
agencies (LEAs)  or to school  food authorities (SFAs)  and asked                                                               
whether he was misinterpreting Commissioner Hanley's comments.                                                                  
COMMISSIONER  HANLEY replied  that the  state education  agencies                                                               
(SEAs)  have been  given the  authority  to work  with the  local                                                               
education authorities (LEAs,)  but the locals are  not allowed to                                                               
set their  own policies  individually and  must work  through the                                                               
SEA.    He  advised  he  is setting  parameters  based  upon  the                                                               
requirements  of these  federal laws  and the  needs of  Alaska's                                                               
local school districts.                                                                                                         
9:59:14 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  requested clarification as to  whether the                                                               
law requires that  a state agency must set an  upper limit on the                                                               
number of fundraisers allowed, not  through regulation but rather                                                               
another recognized process.                                                                                                     
COMMISSIONER HANLEY  replied "that  is correct."   He  advised he                                                               
shared a USDA document with  the AASB yesterday, and will provide                                                               
the  document to  the committee,  which includes  a succinct  and                                                               
clear  understanding of  what  that is,  what  other states  have                                                               
done, the amount of waivers they've  given, and how long they can                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  indicated the committee would  like to see                                                               
the document.                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ  surmised  that  the  bottom  line,  with                                                               
regard to his testimony, is that  the department does not need to                                                               
adopt  regulations   to  implement  this  provision   within  the                                                               
proposed bill.                                                                                                                  
COMMISSIONER HANLEY  answered "that is  correct." He said  he was                                                               
unaware this bill was coming forward  or he could have shared the                                                               
fact  that  he  worked  with  the  department's  child  nutrition                                                               
services  division  and has  had  the  information based  upon  a                                                               
conversation  with people  in  Ketchikan.   He  commented that  a                                                               
regulation  is not  necessary  to  "do this  as  per the  federal                                                               
outlines,"  as  the  SEAs  are  given  the  authority  to  create                                                               
10:01:14 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ requested  Commissioner  Hanley cite  the                                                               
federal provision he is relying upon.                                                                                           
COMMISSIONER HANLEY advised he will provide it.                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  pointed to  the committee packet  and the                                                               
Federal  Register, Vol.  79, No.  38, Department  of Agriculture,                                                               
Food and  Nutrition Service,  7 C.F.R. Parts  210 and  220 "Local                                                               
School Wellness Policy Implementation  Under the Healthy, Hunger-                                                               
Free Kids Act  of 2010," and stated those are  proposed rules and                                                               
asked what are the final rules.                                                                                                 
COMMISSIONER HANLEY  explained that the document  he will provide                                                               
includes  the  federal  regulatory  reference.    Ultimately,  he                                                               
explained, [the  department] is moving  in the same  direction of                                                               
recognizing federal  law that  has come  down based  upon schools                                                               
participating in  the school luncheon breakfast  program, and the                                                               
ability for the  department to give waivers  for those particular                                                               
situations based  upon local decisions.   He opined,  should this                                                               
bill pass  it will be  slower going than  if he goes  forward and                                                               
does it  on his  own as  putting a  regulation in  place requires                                                               
going to the Alaska Board of  Education in September, as it meets                                                               
quarterly,  then  going  out  for  a  public  comment  period  in                                                               
September,  and being  voted  on  and adopted  in  December.   He                                                               
indicated that  when he spoke  with Alaska Association  of School                                                               
Boards (AASB) yesterday that something  could be in place by next                                                               
year, at the end of this school year.                                                                                           
10:03:24 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  requested the final  federal regulations,                                                               
as the  proposed regulations  are dated February  26, 2014.   She                                                               
requested  confirmation that  October  will be  the Alaska  State                                                               
Board of Education's face-to-face quarterly meeting.                                                                            
COMMISSIONER HANLEY advised  it has a three day  retreat in June,                                                               
as the  Alaska State Board  of Education has  quarterly meetings,                                                               
and also additional meetings.                                                                                                   
COMMISSIONER  HANLEY,  in  response  to  Representative  Vazquez,                                                               
advised the next meeting is in June.                                                                                            
10:04:18 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE   DRUMMOND  expressed   confusion   that  if   the                                                               
department is already writing regulations  based upon comments it                                                               
has heard through the communities  and the fact that passing this                                                               
bill would  slow down that  process, she does not  understand why                                                               
the bill is being considered.                                                                                                   
CHAIR KELLER  advised that the  bill is being  considered because                                                               
the committee just received that  information and will leave that                                                               
discussion between DEED and the  sponsor which will determine the                                                               
committee's next steps.                                                                                                         
10:04:46 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ asked  for  clarification  as to  whether                                                               
Commissioner  Hanley is  stating  that DEED  is actually  writing                                                               
regulations at this point in time.                                                                                              
COMMISSIONER   HANLEY  responded   "No,  that   is  not   what  I                                                               
testified,"  and  advised he  testified  to  the fact  that  USDA                                                               
allows SEAs  to set up statewide  waivers to the federal  law and                                                               
that is being undertaken now.                                                                                                   
CHAIR  KELLER  clarified  that  a waiver  is  not  necessarily  a                                                               
regulation as it can be a memo.                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  asked whether the statewide  waivers will                                                               
be in a memo format, or what format.                                                                                            
COMMISSIONER  HANLEY  advised he  has  not  determined the  exact                                                               
format, but will  have a format that goes directly  to USDA so it                                                               
knows where  Alaska stands  as well as  to all  school districts.                                                               
He noted that  a memo appears to be an  appropriate format but he                                                               
has not yet made that determination.                                                                                            
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ  questioned   why  regulations  were  not                                                               
COMMISSIONER  HANLEY advised  he is  not an  advocate for  adding                                                               
regulations where  they are not  needed and this was  a straight-                                                               
forward  opportunity   for  the  department  to   provide  needed                                                               
exemptions for local school districts  without going through that                                                               
process.  Yet,  he opined, a positive thing  about regulations is                                                               
the built  in public comment period  and with a lack  of that, he                                                               
chose  to  work  directly  with  the school  boards  to  get  the                                                               
public's input.                                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ quiered when  the waivers would be issued,                                                               
and whether it is district-by-district or a statewide waiver.                                                                   
COMMISSIONER HANLEY expressed his goal  for a statewide waiver as                                                               
opposed  to  individual  waivers.   He  gave  the  school  boards                                                               
approximately one month and will send  it to the head of the AASB                                                               
so there is  clarity around specific deadline dates.   He thought                                                               
he  may have  something by  the end  of May,  or the  end of  the                                                               
school year.                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ surmised  Commissioner Hanley  will start                                                               
receiving feedback from the school boards.                                                                                      
COMMISSIONER HANLEY  replied "yes, I'm  going that ...  I'm going                                                               
to ask  them to submit it  to the head of  their organization and                                                               
they can bring it all together.                                                                                                 
CHAIR KELLER announced HB 163 is held in committee.                                                                             
10:08:26 AM                                                                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSHB130.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
CSHB130 Draft Proposed W.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB0130 version A.PDF HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB130 Sponsor Statement.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB130 Fiscal Note - HB130-DOT-EDC-3-3-15.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB130 Supporting Document - Letter Steve Rollins.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB130 Supporting Document - Letter Dr. Rosita Worl.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB130 Supporting Document - Kashevaroff background.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 130
HB 163 ver A.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB163 Sponsor Statement 3-25-15.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB163 Fiscal Note EED-CN-3-26-14.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB 163 Sectional Analysis.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB 163 Supporting Documents - Smart Snacks State Agency Fundraising Exemptions.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB 163 Supporting Documents - Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Exempt Fundraisers.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
HB 163 Supporting Documents - Smart Snacks in School _ USDA All Foods Sold in Schools Standards.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 163
CSHB156 Workdraft I.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
CSHB156Fiscal Note.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
HB156A.PDF HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
HB156 Sponsor Statment.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
HB156 FY 16 proposed ed budget.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
HB156 FED LAW REVISE.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156
HB156 Ed Week stories.pdf HEDC 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 156