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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 564 - Regarding Hawaii-grown produce in schools
Summary:Would establish the farm-to-school program to increase the procurement of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, a task force to examine the feasibility of establishing school gardens and creating a Hawaii-grown fresh fruit and vegetable program, and to advise the department of agriculture in the creation and implementation of the farm-to-school program.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jill N. Tokuda (D)
Status:
As of 3/18/2013: Committee on Agriculture recommends the measure be deferred
As of 3/13/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 14, 2013
As of 3/8/2013: First reading, referred to Committees on Agriculture, and Finance
As of 3/6/2013: Third reading, passed by Senate, transmitted to House
As of 3/1/2013: Recommended for passage on third reading
As of 2/25/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/21/2013: Measure deferred until February 22, 2013
As of 2/19/2013: Passed second reading, referred to Committee on Ways and Means, public hearing scheduled for February 20, 2013
As of 2/15/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Education
As of 2/14/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Agriculture
As of 2/14/2013: Bill amended by Committee on Agriculture
As of 2/13/2013: Public hearing deferred until February 13, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 6, 2013
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Agriculture, Education, and Ways and Means
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 478 - Use of school grown produce
Summary:Would allow the use of school grown produce in school meals programs.
Sponsor(s):Representative Jessica Wooley (D)
Status:
As of 3/6/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Education, and Ways and Means
As of 3/4/2013: Passed by House, transmitted to Senate, first reading
As of 2/25/2013: Passed by Committee on Finance
As of 2/21/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 22, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Amended bill referred to Committee on Finance
As of 2/18/2013: Bill amended by Committee on Education
As of 2/14/2013: Bill passed by Committee on Education
As of 2/12/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 13, 2013
As of 2/6/2013: Referred to Committee on Education
As of 2/2/2013: Passed with amendments by Committee on Agriculture
As of 1/30/2013: Public hearing scheduled for January 31, 2013
As of 1/24/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Education, and Finance
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 609 - Vegetarian school meals
Summary:Would require the department of education to work with the department of health to develop nutritionally-sound public school menu plans that give students the option of a vegetarian entrée at least once a week.
Sponsor(s):Senator Mike Gabbard (D)
Status:
As of 2/14/2013: Committee on Health deferred the measure
As of 2/13/2013: Public hearing deferred until February 12, 2013
As of 1/31/2013: Public hearing scheduled for Commitees on Education, and Health for February 8, 2013
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Education, Health, and Ways and Means
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 350 - Restrictions on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools
Summary:Would allow only the sale of water, milk, and 100% fruit juice at elementary, middle, and intermediate schools, with some exceptions.
Sponsor(s):Representative Nicole E. Lowen (D)
Status:
As of 1/24/2013: Referred to Committees on Health, Education, and Finance
As of 1/23/2013: Introduced, passed first reading
As of 1/22/2013: Filed

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 656 - Restrictions on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools
Summary:Would allow only the sale of water, milk, and 100% fruit juice at elementary, middle, and intermediate schools, with some exceptions.
Sponsor(s):Senator Josh Green (D)
Status:
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Education, Health, and Ways and Means
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SR 27 - Concerning vegetarian entrees in school meals
Summary:Would encourage the department of education to work with the department of health to develop nutritionally sound public school meal plans that give students the option of a vegetarian entrée at least once a week.
Sponsor(s):Representative Jill N. Tokuda (D)
Status:
As of 4/1/2013: Recommended referral to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 3/25/2013: Passed by Committees on Health, and Education
As of 3/22/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 22, 2013
As of 3/6/2013: Referred to Committees on Education, Health, and Ways and Means
As of 2/27/2013: Offered

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 9 - Concerning school meals program
Summary:Would appropriate funds to the department of education to facilitate improved management and oversight of the school food services branch to support the board's and department's commitment to providing the State's keiki with healthy, cost-effective school meals.
Sponsor(s):Representative Richard Lee Fale (R)
Status:
As of 10/30/2013: Introduced, passed first reading, referred to Committees on Education, and Finance
As of 10/29/2013: Prefiled

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI S.C.R. 6 - School Salad Bars Sourced from Local Foods
Summary:Would request the department of Education to partner with the Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and other agricultural stakeholders to develop a farm-to-school program to provide locally grown produce to salad bars at all public schools in the state.
Sponsor(s):Chun Oakland (D)
Status:
As of 1/21/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 1988 - Farm-to-School Coordinator Position
Summary:Would establish the Hawaii Farm to School Program and Farm to School Coordinator position.
Sponsor(s):Wooley
Status:
As of 1/21/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 1662 - Farm to School Month
Summary:Would designate the month of October as "Farm to School Month in Hawaii" to promote public awareness of the Farm to School initiative that connects schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and lowering childhood obesity, providing agriculture, health, and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local farmers.
Sponsor(s):Representative Wooley (D)
Status:
As of 1/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2019 - Schoool meal menus online
Summary:Would require public schools that disseminate school meal menus online or in printed form to include with each menu certain nutritional information. Would become effective 1/1/2015.
Sponsor(s):Dela Cruz
Status:
As of 1/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2226 - Develop Programs that Incentivize School and Community Gardens
Summary:Would authorize the department of education and Hawaii community development authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish school and community gardens.
Sponsor(s):Keith-Agaran (D)
Status:
As of 1/17/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2190 - Requires Nutrtionally Soudn Menu Plans in Schools
Summary:Would require the department of education, in collaboration with the department of health, to develop nutritionally sound public school menu plans that give students the option of low-fat, plant-based, and high-fiber entrees as part of a school lunch meal.
Sponsor(s):Gabbard (D)
Status:
As of 1/17/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HR 82-14 - Develop farm-to-school program
Summary:Would request the Department of Education partner with the Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and other agricultural stakeholders to develop a farm-to-school program to provide locally grown produce to salad bars at all public schools in the state.
Sponsor(s):John Mizuno (D) (co-sponsor Awana, Matsumoto, Wooley)
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HCR 111-14 - Farm-to-school program
Summary:Would request the Department of Education partner with the Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and other agricultural stakeholders to develop a farm-to-school program to provide locally grown produce to salad bars at all public schools in the state.
Sponsor(s):Mizuno (D) (co-sponsor Awana, Matsumoto, Wooley)
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.