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HB 23 — Canned or Perishable Food Distributed Free of Charge

by Rep. Rogers and others (SB 160 by Senators Bullard and Soto)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill makes public schools exempt from civil and criminal liability for damages caused by food donated to local food banks and other charitable organizations. The bill adds public schools to the list of donors protected from civil and criminal liability if they donate food to charitable organizations and injury results from consumption of the food.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 116-0