New Granite State law aims to reduce school food waste, child hunger

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The bill allows state schools to partner with nonprofits to put leftover school food to good use. (Courtesy photo)

CONCORD - Governor Chris Sununu on Monday hailed the signing of a bill designed to reduce school food waste while addressing child hunger.

The signing makes HB 500 the law of the land. Sununu signed into law 15 other bills as well.

"Allowing New Hampshire schools to partner with nonprofits to put leftover school food to good use is a commonsense move that will serve to help reduce child hunger within our communities," Sununu said. "I am pleased to sign this piece of legislation into law to help strengthen community ties, utilize resources while reducing waste, and take another step forward in combating food insecurity."

Governor Chris Sununu signed the following bills into law, in addition to HB 500:

  • HB 64, An act relative to renewable generation facility property subject to a voluntary payment in lieu of taxes agreement

  • HB 88, An act relative to the city of Claremont police commission

  • HB 126, An act relative to notice of execution of tax lien to mortgages

  • HB 128, An act adding notification requirements to the weather modification statutes

  • HB 157, An act relative to the state health improvement plan and the state health assessment and state health improvement plan advisory council

  • HB 171, An act relative to food in cigar shops

  • HB 190, An act relative to financial disclosures by legislators

  • HB 261, An act relative to apprenticeship programs in trade and industry

  • HB 273, An Act relative to the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th amendment, granting the right to vote to 18-21 year olds and celebrating youth and office holding

  • HB 286, An act establishing a committee to study the response of law enforcement and the criminal justice system to homelessness in NH

  • HB 356, An act relative to the city of Manchester employees' contributory retirement system

  • HB 369, An act relative to the use of physical agent modalities by occupational therapists

  • HB 409, An act relative to filling certain vacancies among members of school boards and other school district offices

  • HB 437, An act establishing a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in NH and the implementation of the meat inspection program

  • HB 442, An act relative to penalties for a school's failure to file department of education reports

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