BILL NUMBER: AB 2263	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 15, 2004
	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 specify that public health and safety instruction
may include safe storage and accident prevention techniques for
persons who encounter a firearm  , provided a firearm is not used
for those instructional purposes  .
   Vote:  majority.  Appropriation:  no.  Fiscal committee:  no.
State-mandated local program:  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; 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  , provided a firearm is not used for
those instructional purposes  .