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SB-1275 Public postsecondary education: Plan Against College Hunger Act of 2018.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.
 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Plan Against College Hunger Act of 2018.

SEC. 2.

 Article 16 (commencing with Section 69820) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  16. Plan Against College Hunger Program
69820.
 (a) (1) The Plan Against College Hunger Program is hereby established under the administration of the Student Aid Commission.
(2) The purpose of the program is to prevent hunger among students at public postsecondary educational institutions.
(3) All students attending a public postsecondary educational institution with an enrollment status of half-time or more and who are eligible for a Cal Grant B award pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430), shall be eligible for an award under the program.
(4) A student eligible for the program shall receive an award from the commission equal to the amount of the cost of a meal plan that would cover 10 meals per week in the respective segment, as determined by the commission annually.
(5) The commission shall issue the award under the program at the same time as it issues Cal Grant awards pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430).
(b) This article does not require a public postsecondary educational institution to provide a student meal plan to any student.
69821.
 For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meaning:
(a) “Commission” means the Student Aid Commission.
(b) “Program” means the Plan Against College Hunger Program.
(c) “Public postsecondary educational institution” means the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges.
69822.
 Notwithstanding any other law, and to the extent permitted by federal law, an award received pursuant to this article shall not be considered as income or as a resource for the purpose of determining eligibility in any state or county administered needs-tested financial aid or public benefit.
69823.
 This article shall be operative only if funds are specifically appropriated for the purposes of this article in the annual Budget Act or another statute.