An Act To Prevent Food Shaming in Maine's Public Schools
Mandate preamble. This measure requires one or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures. Pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 21, 2/3 of all of the members elected to each House have determined it necessary to enact this measure.
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA c. 223, sub-c. 11 is enacted to read:
§ 6681. Access to food and use of food discipline
This section governs student access to and school use of food, including as a disciplinary tool, in public schools.
(1) To throw away a meal after it has been served to the student; or
(2) To undertake chores or work as a means of paying for one or more meals or as punishment for not paying for one or more meals; or