BILL NUMBER: AB 2263 AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MARCH 25, 2004 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Dutton FEBRUARY 19, 2004 An act to amend Section 51202 of the Education Code, relating to instruction. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2263, as amended, Dutton. Education: health instruction. Existing law establishes the required courses of study for grades 1 to 12, inclusive, which includes instruction in various public health and safety issues. This bill would require the adopted course of study to include safe storage and accident prevention techniques for persons
in areas where firearms are presentwho encounter a firearm . By imposing additional requirements on a school district with regard to instruction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement, including the creation of a State Mandates Claims Fund to pay the costs of mandates that do not exceed $1,000,000 statewide and other procedures for claims whose statewide costs exceed $1,000,000. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 51202 of the Education Code is amended to read: 51202. The adopted course of study shall provide instruction at the appropriate elementary and secondary grade levels and subject areas in personal and public safety and accident prevention, including emergency first aid instruction, instruction in hemorrhage control, treatment for poisoning, resuscitation techniques, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation when appropriate equipment is available; safe storage and accident prevention techniques for persons in areas where firearms are present, utilizing basic rules of firearm safetywho encounter a firearm ; fire prevention; the protection and conservation of resources, including the necessity for the protection of our environment; and health, including venereal disease and the effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and tobacco upon the human body. The health instruction may include prenatal care for pregnant women and violence as a public health issue. SEC. 2. Notwithstanding Section 17610 of the Government Code, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. If the statewide cost of the claim for reimbursement does not exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), reimbursement shall be made from the State Mandates Claims Fund.