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SB-972 Pupil and student health: identification cards: suicide prevention hotline telephone numbers.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 The heading of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 215) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

Article  2.5. Pupil and Student Suicide Prevention Policies

SEC. 2.

 Section 215.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

215.5.
 (a) Commencing July 1, 2019, a public school, including a charter school, or a private school, that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, and that issues pupil identification cards shall have printed on either side of the pupil identification cards the telephone number described in paragraph (1) and may have printed on either side of the pupil identification cards the telephone numbers described in paragraphs (2) and (3):
(1) The telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255.
(2) The Crisis Text Line, which can be accessed by texting HOME to 741741.
(3) A local suicide prevention hotline telephone number.
(b) Commencing July 1, 2019, a public or private institution of higher education that issues student identification cards shall have printed on either side of the student identification cards the telephone number described in paragraph (1) and may have printed on either side of the student identification cards the telephone numbers described in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4):
(1) The telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255.
(2) The Crisis Text Line, which can be accessed by texting HOME to 741741.
(3) The campus police or security telephone number or, if the campus does not have a campus police or security telephone number, the local nonemergency telephone number.
(4) A local suicide prevention hotline telephone number.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), if, as of January 1, 2019, a school subject to the requirements of subdivision (a), or a public or private institution of higher education subject to the requirements of subdivision (b), has a supply of unissued pupil or student identification cards that do not comply with the requirements of subdivision (a) or (b), as applicable, the school or the public or private institution of higher education shall issue those pupil or student identification cards until that supply is depleted.
(d) Subdivisions (a) and (b) shall apply for a pupil or student identification card issued for the first time to a pupil or student, and to a pupil or student identification card issued to replace a damaged or lost pupil or student identification card.