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AB-2434 Strategic Growth Council: Health in All Policies Program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/13/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 13, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2434


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 14, 2018


An act to add Section 75131 to the Public Resources Code, relating to health in all policies.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2434, as amended, Bloom. Strategic Growth Council: Health in All Policies Program.
Existing law establishes the Strategic Growth Council, prescribes the membership of the council, and requires the council to, among other things, recommend policies and investment strategies and priorities, as specified, to encourage the development of sustainable communities.
This bill would establish the Health in All Policies Program, to be administered by the council, for the purposes of incorporating health, equity, and sustainability considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 75131 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

75131.
 The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Program is hereby established, to be administered by the council, for the purposes of incorporating health, equity, and sustainability considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. The council, in collaboration with the State Department of Public Health, shall have the program do all of the following:
(a) Advance Improve health and equity in California while advancing the council’s goals of improving air and water quality, protecting natural resources and agricultural lands, increasing the availability of affordable housing, improving infrastructure systems, promoting public health, planning resilient sustainable communities, and meeting the state’s climate change goals.
(b) Incorporate health and equity into decisionmaking processes pursuant to state priorities and through grants, program administration, and operations, including providing technical assistance on data use and use, measurement tools. tools, and other assistance, as appropriate.
(c) Coordinate public health and equity efforts across government agencies, including gathering best practices, facilitating collaborative problem solving for shared challenges and barriers, and building the capacity of government entities to promote health and equity through existing programs.
(d) Support health and equity in local communities by providing training and capacity building to local and regional government agencies in developing and implementing local and regional plans.
(e) Allow for regular public input through workshops and other means to solicit receive feedback and information from local community partners and present information about the program’s goals and actions.
(f) (1) Develop, commencing July by October 1, 2019, and consistent with subdivision (e), a report of recommendations for programs, policies, and practices that state agencies can undertake to advance health, equity, and the goals established in subdivision (a). This report shall also include a summary of the accomplishments of the Health in All Policies Task Force in the period since it was established pursuant to Executive Order S-04-10.
(2) The council, at least ____, not less than once every three years, shall publish a an updated report on its Internet Web site outlining the recommendations and progress toward those recommendations. the recommendations of the previous report as well as updated recommendations consistent with the feedback and information received pursuant to subdivision (e).

(g)Include a report on the accomplishments of the Health in All Policies Task Force since it was established in Executive Order S-04-10.