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Public Law 105-336
105th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 
       1966 to provide children with increased access to food and 
    nutrition <<NOTE: Oct. 31, 1998 -  [H.R. 3874]>>  assistance, to 
 simplify program operations and improve program management, to extend 
 certain authorities contained in those Acts through fiscal year 2003, 
                         and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: William F. 
Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 1751 note.>>  Short Title.--This Act may be cited 
as the ``William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 
1998''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

               TITLE I--SCHOOL LUNCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Sec. 101. Provision of commodities.
Sec. 102. Nutritional and other program requirements.
Sec. 103. Special assistance.
Sec. 104. Miscellaneous provisions and definitions.
Sec. 105. Summer food service program for children.
Sec. 106. Commodity distribution program.
Sec. 107. Child and adult care food program.
Sec. 108. Meal supplements for children in afterschool care.
Sec. 109. Pilot projects.
Sec. 110. Training, technical assistance, and food service management 
           institute.
Sec. 111. Compliance and accountability.
Sec. 112. Information clearinghouse.
Sec. 113. Accommodation of the special dietary needs of individuals with 
           disabilities.

             TITLE II--SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Sec. 201. School breakfast program authorization.
Sec. 202. State administrative expenses.
Sec. 203. Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and 
           children.
Sec. 204. Nutrition education and training.

               TITLE III--COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS

Sec. 301. Information from recipient agencies.
Sec. 302. Food distribution.

                        TITLE IV--EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 401. Effective date.

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               TITLE I--SCHOOL LUNCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS

SEC. 101. PROVISION OF COMMODITIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 6 of the National School Lunch Act (42 
U.S.C. 1755) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsections (c) and (d); and
            (2) by redesignating subsections (e), (f ), and (g) as 
        subsections (c), (d), and (e), respectively.

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--The National School Lunch Act is amended 
by striking ``section 6(e)'' each place it appears in sections 14(f ), 
16(a), and 17(h)(1)(B) (42 U.S.C. 1762a(f ), 1765(a), 1766(h)(1)(B)) and 
inserting ``section 6(c)''.

SEC. 102. NUTRITIONAL AND OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Technical Amendments.--Section 9(f ) of the National School 
Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f )) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``subparagraph (A)'' and 
        inserting ``paragraph (1)''; and
            (2) in paragraphs (3) and (4), by striking ``this 
        paragraph'' each place it appears and inserting ``this 
        subsection''.

    (b) Waiver of Requirement for Weighted Averages for Nutrient 
Analysis.--Section 9(f ) of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1758(f )) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
            ``(5) Waiver of requirement for weighted averages for 
        nutrient analysis.--During the period ending on September 30, 
        2003, the Secretary shall not require the use of weighted 
        averages for nutrient analysis of menu items and foods offered 
        or served as part of a meal offered or served under the school 
        lunch program under this Act or the school breakfast program 
        under section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 
        1773).''.

    (c) Requirement for Food Safety Inspections.--Section 9 of the 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
    ``(h) Food Safety Inspections.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a 
        school participating in the school lunch program under this Act 
        or the school breakfast program under section 4 of the Child 
        Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) shall, at least once 
        during each school year, obtain a food safety inspection 
        conducted by a State or local governmental agency responsible 
        for food safety inspections.
            ``(2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a school 
        if a food safety inspection of the school is required by a State 
        or local governmental agency responsible for food safety 
        inspections.''.

    (d) Single Permanent Agreement Between State Agency and School Food 
Authority; Common Claims Form.--Section 9 of the National School Lunch 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1758), as amended by subsection (c), is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
    ``(i) Single Permanent Agreement Between State Agency and School 
Food Authority; Common Claims Form.--

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            ``(1) In general.--If a single State agency administers any 
        combination of the school lunch program under this Act, the 
        school breakfast program under section 4 of the Child Nutrition 
        Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773), the summer food service program 
        for children under section 13 of this Act, or the child and 
        adult care food program under section 17 of this Act, the agency 
        shall--
                    ``(A) require each school food authority to submit 
                to the State agency a single agreement with respect to 
                the operation by the authority of the programs 
                administered by the State agency; and
                    ``(B) use a common claims form with respect to meals 
                and supplements served under the programs administered 
                by the State agency.
            ``(2) Additional requirement.--The agreement described in 
        paragraph (1)(A) shall be a permanent agreement that may be 
        amended as necessary.''.

SEC. 103. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE.

    (a) School Eligibility Requirements for Payments.--
Section 11(a)(1) of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1759a(a)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (C)--
                    (A) in clause (i)(I), by striking ``3 successive 
                school years'' each place it appears and inserting ``4 
                successive school years''; and
                    (B) in clauses (ii) and (iii), by striking ``3-
                school-year period'' each place it appears and inserting 
                ``4-school-year period'';
            (2) in subparagraph (D)--
                    (A) in clause (i)--
                          (i) by striking ``3-school-year period'' each 
                      place it appears and inserting ``4-school-year 
                      period''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``2 school years'' and 
                      inserting ``4 school years'';
                    (B) in clause (ii)--
                          (i) by striking the first sentence;
                          (ii) by striking ``The school'' and inserting 
                      ``A school described in clause (i)''; and
                          (iii) by striking ``5-school-year period'' 
                      each place it appears and inserting ``4-school-
                      year period''; and
                    (C) in clause (iii), by striking ``5-school-year 
                period'' and inserting ``4-school-year period''; and
            (3) in subparagraph (E), by striking clause (iii).

    (b) Adjustments to Payment Rates.--
            (1) In general.--Section 11(a)(3)(B) of the National School 
        Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(3)(B)) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``(B) The annual'' and inserting the 
                following:
                    ``(B) Computation of adjustment.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The annual'';
                    (B) by striking ``Each annual'' and inserting the 
                following:
                          ``(ii) Basis.--Each annual'';
                    (C) by striking ``The adjustments'' and inserting 
                the following:
                          ``(iii) Rounding.--

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                                    ``(I) Through june 30, 1999.--For 
                                the period ending June 30, 1999, the 
                                adjustments''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
                                    ``(II) July 1, 1999, and 
                                thereafter.--On July 1, 1999, and on 
                                each subsequent July 1, the national 
                                average payment rates for meals and 
                                supplements shall be adjusted to the 
                                nearest lower cent increment and shall 
                                be based on the unrounded amounts for 
                                the preceding 12-month period.''.
            (2) Conforming amendments.--Section 4(b) of the Child 
        Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)) is amended--
                    (A) in the second sentence of paragraph (1)(B), by 
                striking ``adjusted to the nearest one-fourth cent,''; 
                and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(B)(ii), by striking ``, which 
                shall be adjusted'' and all that follows and inserting 
                ``(as adjusted pursuant to section 11(a)(3)(B) of the 
                National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C 1759a(a)(3)(B))).''.

    (c) Information and Assistance Concerning Reimbursement Options.--
            (1) In general.--Section 11 of the National School Lunch Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 1759a) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ``(f ) Information and Assistance Concerning Reimbursement 
Options.--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Grants.>>  In general.--From funds made 
        available under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall provide 
        grants to not more than 10 State agencies in each of fiscal 
        years 2000 and 2001 to enable the agencies, in accordance with 
        criteria established by the Secretary, to--
                    ``(A) identify separately in a list--
                          ``(i) schools that are most likely to benefit 
                      from electing to receive special assistance under 
                      subparagraph (C) or (E) of subsection (a)(1); and
                          ``(ii) schools that may benefit from electing 
                      to receive special assistance under subparagraph 
                      (C) or (E) of subsection (a)(1);
                    ``(B) make the list of schools identified under this 
                subsection available to each school district within the 
                State and to the public;
                    ``(C) provide technical assistance to schools, or 
                school districts containing the schools, to enable the 
                schools to evaluate and receive special assistance under 
                subparagraph (C) or (E) of subsection (a)(1);
                    ``(D) take any other actions the Secretary 
                determines are consistent with receiving special 
                assistance under subparagraph (C) or (E) of subsection 
                (a)(1) and receiving a grant under this subsection; and
                    ``(E) as soon as practicable after receipt of the 
                grant, but not later than September 30, 2001, take the 
                actions described in subparagraphs (A) through (D).
            ``(2) Report.--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In general.--Not later 
                than January 1, 2002, the Secretary shall submit to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
                Nutrition and Forestry of

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                the Senate a report on the activities of the State 
                agencies receiving grants under this subsection.
                    ``(B) Contents.--In the report, the Secretary shall 
                specify--
                          ``(i) the number of schools identified as 
                      likely to benefit from electing to receive special 
                      assistance under subparagraph (C) or (E) of 
                      subsection (a)(1);
                          ``(ii) the number of schools identified under 
                      this subsection that have elected to receive 
                      special assistance under subparagraph (C) or (E) 
                      of subsection (a)(1); and
                          ``(iii) a description of how the funds and 
                      technical assistance made available under this 
                      subsection have been used.
            ``(3) Funding.--Out of any moneys in the Treasury not 
        otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury shall 
        provide to the Secretary $2,250,000 for each of fiscal years 
        2000 and 2001 to carry out this subsection. The Secretary shall 
        be entitled to receive the funds and shall accept the funds, 
        without further appropriation.''.
            (2) Technical amendments.--The National School Lunch Act is 
        amended in the second sentence of each of sections 21(e)(2)(A) 
        and 26(d) (42 U.S.C. 1769b-1(e)(2)(A), 1769g(d)) by inserting at 
        the end before the period ``, without further appropriation''.

SEC. 104. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS.

    (a) Adjustments to Reimbursement Rates.--Section 12(f ) of the 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760(f )) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``school breakfasts and lunches'' and 
        inserting ``breakfasts, lunches, suppers, and supplements'';
            (2) by striking ``sections 4 and 11'' and inserting 
        ``sections 4, 11, 13, and 17''; and
            (3) by striking ``lunches and breakfasts'' each place it 
        appears and inserting ``meals and supplements''.

    (b) Criminal Penalties.--Section 12(g) of the National School Lunch 

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