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AB-401 School safety: Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act.(2011-2012)

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Assembly Bill No. 401
CHAPTER 387

An act to amend Section 32228 of the Education Code, relating to school safety.

[ Approved by Governor  September 19, 2012. Filed with Secretary of State  September 19, 2012. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 401, Ammiano. School safety: Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act.
Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that public schools have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, as defined, and to prevent and respond to acts of hate violence and bias-related incidents. A provision of existing law prohibits the term sexual orientation from including pedophilia.
This bill would delete the provision related to pedophilia.
This bill would incorporate additional changes in Section 32228 of the Education Code, proposed by AB 1999, to be operative only if AB 1999 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective January 1, 2013, and this bill is chaptered last.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 32228 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32228.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that public schools serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12, inclusive, have access to supplemental resources to establish programs and strategies that promote school safety and emphasize violence prevention among children and youth in public schools.
(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that public schools have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, as defined in subdivision (r) of Section 12926 of the Government Code, and to prevent and respond to acts of hate violence and bias-related incidents.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites receiving funds pursuant to this article accomplish all of the following goals:
(1) Teach pupils techniques for resolving conflicts without violence.
(2) Train school staff and administrators to support and promote conflict resolution and mediation techniques for resolving conflicts between and among pupils.
(3) Reduce incidents of violence at the schoolsite with an emphasis on prevention and early detection.
(4) Provide age-appropriate instruction in domestic violence prevention, dating violence prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention.

SEC. 1.5.

 Section 32228 of the Education Code is amended to read:

32228.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that public schools serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12, inclusive, have access to supplemental resources to establish programs and strategies that promote school safety and emphasize violence prevention among children and youth in public schools.
(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that public schools have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, as defined in Section 12926 of the Government Code, and to prevent and respond to acts of hate violence and bias-related incidents.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites receiving funds pursuant to this article accomplish all of the following goals:
(1) Teach pupils techniques for resolving conflicts without violence.
(2) Train school staff and administrators to support and promote conflict resolution and mediation techniques for resolving conflicts between and among pupils.
(3) Reduce incidents of violence at the schoolsite with an emphasis on prevention and early detection.
(4) Provide age-appropriate instruction in domestic violence prevention, dating violence prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 32228 of the Education Code proposed by both this bill and Assembly Bill 1999. It shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2013, (2) each bill amends Section 32228 of the Education Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Assembly Bill 1999, in which case Section 1 of this bill shall not become operative.