BILL NUMBER: AB 90 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Huffman DECEMBER 14, 2006 An act to add Section 49431.7 to the Education Code, relating to pupil nutrition. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 90, as introduced, Huffman. Pupil nutrition: trans fats. (1) The Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001 requires a school to follow the Enhanced Food Based Meal Pattern, Nutrient Standard Meal Planning, or Traditional Meal Pattern developed by the United States Department of Agriculture or the Shaping Health as Partners in Education (SHAPE) Menu Patterns developed by the state in order to qualify for reimbursement for free and reduced-price meals sold or served to pupils. The act prescribes nutrition standards for snacks sold to pupils in middle, junior, or high school with certain exceptions. The act also prohibits the sale of certain beverages to a pupil at an elementary school. This bill would prohibit a school or school district from making available to pupils, during school hours, any food containing artificial trans fat, as defined, and would prohibit the use of artificial trans fat in the preparation of a food item served to pupils. This prohibition would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 49431.7 is added to the Education Code, to read: 49431.7. (a) A school or school district, during school hours, shall not make available to pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, any food containing artificial trans fat, as defined in subdivision (b), or use food containing artificial trans fat in the preparation of a food item served to those pupils. (b) For purposes of this section, a food contains artificial trans fat if the food is labeled as vegetable shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or contains more than 0.5 grams per serving of vegetable shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil as an ingredient. SEC. 2. If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.