(a) Every pupil attending a school operating a program pursuant to this article is eligible to participate in the program, subject to program capacity. A program established pursuant to this article is not required to charge family fees or conduct individual eligibility determinations based on need or income. If a program established pursuant to this article does charge family fees, the program shall not charge a fee to a family for a child if the program knows that the child is a homeless youth, as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a), or for a child who the program knows is in foster care.

(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2017.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 399, Sec. 3. (AB 1567) Effective January 1, 2017. Section operative July 1, 2017, by its own provisions. See prevailing version added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 470, Sec. 8.2)