AB 352, as amended, Hall. Foster care: smoke-free environment.
Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, regulates various community care facilities, including foster family homes and small family homes, as defined, which provide care for foster children. The act requires the State Department of Social Services to adopt regulations for these facilities, and requires that regulations for a license prescribe standards of safety and sanitation for the physical plant and standards for basic personal care, supervision, and services based upon the category of licensure. Any person who violates the act, or who willfully or repeatedly violates any rule or regulation promulgated under the act, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
This bill would require that
begin delete personsend delete licensed pursuant to the provisions described above begin delete toend delete provide residential foster care to a child maintain a smoke-free environment begin delete in the home
in which the child resides, including the garage and bathrooms, andend delete in begin delete allend delete motor begin delete vehiclesend delete used to transport the child. Because a violation of the act, or the willful or repeated violation of any rule or
regulation promulgated under the act, would be a crime, the 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.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 1530.7 is added to the Health and Safety
2Code, to read:
begin deletePersons licensed pursuant to this chapter to provide shall maintain a smoke-free
4residential foster care to a child end delete
begin delete environment in the home in which the child resides, including the
7garage and bathrooms, andend delete
begin delete allend delete
motor begin delete vehiclesend delete
15 used to transport the child.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
17Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
18the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
19district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
20infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
21for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
22the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
P3 1the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California