Amended in Senate June 19, 2013

Amended in Assembly March 21, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 980


Introduced by Assembly Member Pan

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 18944.18 to the Health and Safety Code, relating tobegin delete building standards.end deletebegin insert health care facilities.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 980, as amended, Pan. begin deleteBuilding standards. end deletebegin insertPrimary care clinics: abortion.end insert

Existing law requires the California Building Standards Commission to codify all building standards of adopting agencies or state agencies that propose the building standards and statutes defining building standards into one California Building Standards Code. Existing law requires the commission to publish, or cause to be published, editions of the building standards code in its entirety once every 3 years.

This bill would require the commission, in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, to adopt emergency regulations to repeal a specific portion of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the Building Standards Code, and would prohibit the commission from adopting building code standards that establish construction requirements for primary care clinics that provide medication or aspiration abortion services that differ from construction standards applicable to other specified primary care clinics.begin insert The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to repeal specified regulations relating to primary care clinics that provide abortions.end insert

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 18944.18 is added to the Health and
2Safety Code
, to read:

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18944.18.  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to preempt, and
4to render inoperative, Section 1226.7 of the 2013 Triennial Edition
5of thebegin insert Californiaend insert Building Standards Code.

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6(b) The California Building Standards Commission, in
7conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
8Development, shall adopt emergency regulations to delete Section
91226.7 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the Building Standards
10Code, including all cross-references to that section, as soon as
11possible.

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12(c)

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13begin insert(b)end insert Notwithstanding any other law, thebegin insert Californiaend insert Building
14Standards Commission shall not adopt building code standards
15that establish construction requirements for primary care clinics
16that provide medication or aspiration abortion services that differ
17from construction standards applicable to other primary care clinics
18described in Section 1226.6 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the
19begin insert California end insertBuilding Standards Code.

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begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertThe California Building Standards Commission,
21in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
22Development, shall adopt emergency regulations to delete Section
231226.7 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the California Building
24Standards Code, including all cross-references to that section, as
25soon as possible. Notwithstanding the Administrative Procedure
26Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of
27Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the regulations
28adopted under this subdivision shall become permanent without
29further regulatory action.end insert

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30(b) The State Department of Public Health shall, no later than
31July 1, 2014, repeal regulations inconsistent with this act,
32including, but not limited to Sections 75042, 75043, and 75044 of
33Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

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