BILL NUMBER: SB 1632 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 266 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2002 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR AUGUST 24, 2002 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 14, 2002 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 8, 2002 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 27, 2002 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 10, 2002 INTRODUCED BY Senator Perata FEBRUARY 21, 2002 An act to amend Section 35183.5 of the Education Code, relating to pupil health. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1632, Perata. Pupils: sun protection. Existing law authorizes any school district to adopt or rescind a reasonable dress code policy, as specified. Existing law requires every schoolsite to allow for outdoor use during the schoolday, articles of sun-protective clothing that pupils would be allowed to wear outdoors, including, but not limited to, hats, and authorizes schoolsites to set a policy related to that clothing. This bill would, in addition, require every schoolsite to allow pupils to use sunscreen during the schoolday without a physician's note or prescription and authorize schoolsites to set a policy related to the use of sunscreen. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 35183.5 of the Education Code is amended to read: 35183.5. (a) (1) Each schoolsite shall allow for outdoor use during the schoolday, articles of sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats. (2) Each schoolsite may set a policy related to the type of sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats, that pupils will be allowed to use outdoors pursuant to paragraph (1). Specific clothing and hats determined by the school district or schoolsite to be gang-related or inappropriate apparel may be prohibited by the dress code policy. (b) (1) Each schoolsite shall allow pupils the use of sunscreen during the schoolday without a physician's note or prescription. (2) Each schoolsite may set a policy related to the use of sunscreen by pupils during the schoolday. (3) For purposes of this subdivision, sunscreen is not an over-the-counter medication. (4) Nothing in this subdivision requires school personnel to assist pupils in applying sunscreen. SEC. 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as Billy's Bill for Sun Safety.