BILL NUMBER: AB 2263	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 12, 2004
	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
  specify that public health and safety instruction may
 include safe storage and accident prevention techniques for
persons who 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   no  . State-mandated local program:
 yes   no  .


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 who 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.  
The safety instruction may include safe storage and accident
prevention techniques for persons who encounter a firearm. 

  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.