D.C. Law 22-186. Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018.

D.C. Law 22-186. Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To amend the Recreation Act of 1994 to update nutritional standards for food and beverages provided, offered, or sold at parks and recreation facilities, to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to offer reimbursable suppers on each weekday to children present at a Department of Parks and Recreation facility through the Afterschool Meals Program, to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to publish and implement a written annual plan to expand participation in the Summer Food Service Program and the Afterschool Meals Program, and to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to coordinate with relevant community groups, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and the Council in order to develop and implement the written annual plans.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. Section 3b of the Recreation Act of 1994, effective April 23, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-280; D.C. Official Code § 10-302.02), is amended as follows:

Amend § 10-302.02

(a) Subsection (a) is amended to read as follows:

"(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, all food and beverages sold, offered, or provided by the Department or its agents on buildings, grounds, or other facilities under the Department's jurisdiction, control, or use shall meet the following requirements:

"(1) For meals, as that term is defined in section 101(5) of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, effective July 27, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-209; D.C. Official Code § 38-821.01(5)) ("Healthy Schools Act"), the standards set forth in section 202 of the Healthy Schools Act; and

"(2) For food and beverages other than meals, as that term is defined in section 101(5) of the Healthy Schools Act, including snacks and food and beverages sold through vending machines and concessions, the nutrition standards for competitive food applicable to high school-aged students, as described in 7 C.F.R. § 210.11.".

(b) Subsection (c) is amended by adding new paragraphs (3) and (4) to read as follows:

"(3) The Department shall offer reimbursable suppers on each weekday to children present at a Department facility through the Afterschool Meals Program, as provided in 7 C.F.R. § 226.17a.

"(4)(A) By February 1 of each year, the Department shall publish a written plan to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program and the Afterschool Meals Program.

"(B) In order to develop and implement the plan required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Department shall coordinate with relevant community groups, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and the Council.".

Sec. 3. Applicability.

(a) The amendatory section 3b(c)(3) within section 2(b) shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council for certification.

(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of the amendatory section 3b(c)(3) within section 2(b).

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.