2007 -- H 5671 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Introduced By: Representatives Baldelli-Hunt, Giannini, Pacheco, Brien, and
Date Introduced: February 28, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils" is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
16-21-31. Notice of peanut/tree nut allergies -- Posting. -- (a) In any school subject to
the provisions of this chapter wherein a student with an allergy to peanuts/tree nuts and/or food
derived from peanut/tree nuts products is in attendance, a notice shall be posted within that school
building in a conspicuous place at every point of entry and within the cafeteria facility advising
that there are students at said school with allergies to peanuts/tree nuts. The notice shall not
identify the individual(s) with such allergy.
(b) In the event a student who is enrolled in a school is known to have an allergy to
peanuts/tree nuts and/or food derived from peanut/tree nut products, the school administrator
shall prohibit the sale of peanuts/tree nuts, peanut butter and other peanut based products in the
(c) This section shall apply to any building, modular classroom, or similar structure used
by a school district for instruction and education of elementary or middle school students.
(d) In the event a school district knows that an elementary or middle school student has a
peanut or tree nut allergy, the district shall:
(1) Designate a peanut/tree nut free table and peanut/tree nut table in the cafeteria; and
(2) Designate one classroom per grade to be peanut/tree nut free.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.