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AB-2391 Student health: identification cards: suicide prevention telephone numbers.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/05/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 05, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2391


Introduced by Assembly Member Harper
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chen, Lackey, Mathis, Nazarian, and Voepel)

February 14, 2018


An act to add Chapter 15.6 (commencing with Section 67388) to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to student health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2391, as amended, Harper. Student health: identification cards: suicide prevention telephone numbers.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a community college district to require community college students within the district to pay a fee for health supervision and services, including the operation of a student health center or centers.
This bill, commencing July 1, 2019, would require a campus of the California Community Colleges or the California State University that issues student identification cards to, and would request a campus of the University of California or an independent institution of higher education that issues student identification cards to, include on the back of the student identification cards the telephone numbers for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line, or a local suicide prevention lifeline and crisis text line that the campus deems appropriate, and 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. number, as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 15.6 (commencing with Section 67388) is added to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
CHAPTER  15.6. Student Suicide Prevention

67388.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “postsecondary educational institution” means a campus of the California Community Colleges, California State University, or University of California, or an independent institution of higher education.
(b) Commencing July 1, 2019, a campus of the California Community Colleges or the California State University that issues student identification cards shall, and a campus of the University of California or an independent institution of higher education that issues student identification cards is requested to, include on the back of the student identification cards the following telephone numbers for the numbers:
(1) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line, and the or a local suicide prevention lifeline and crisis text line that the campus deems appropriate.
(2) (A) 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.
(c) The telephone numbers required to be included on student identification cards pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (b) shall be on the back of the student identification cards, except that if a postsecondary educational institution, as of January 1, 2019, includes a telephone number listed in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) on the front of its student identification cards, the postsecondary educational institution may continue to include that telephone number on the front, instead of the back, of its student identification cards.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), if, as of January 1, 2019, a postsecondary educational institution has a supply of unissued student identification cards that do not comply with the requirement in subdivision (b), the postsecondary educational institution shall issue those student identification cards to students until that supply is depleted.
(e) Subdivision (b) shall apply for a student identification card issued to a new student and for a student identification card issued to replace a student’s damaged or lost student identification card at the request of that student.