RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, introduced House Bill 2013 that would prohibit school boards from suing families to collect school meal debt.
The bill passed the House of Delegates late last month with a 69-31 vote.
The Senate passed the bill Monday with a 29-10 vote.
The bill now heads to the governor’s desk.
The legislation went into effect last summer.
HB 697 prohibits school employees from discarding a meal that was served to a child who then couldn’t pay for it.
HB 703 allows school boards to solicit donations to offset or eliminate school meal debt..