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.