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AB-138 California Community Health Fund.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 12/07/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 138


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

December 07, 2018


An act to add Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 104895.50) to Part 3 of Division 103 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to the California Community Health Fund.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 138, as introduced, Bloom. California Community Health Fund.
Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health, which administers, among other things, various programs that prevent disease and promote health.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to establish the California Community Health Fund in the State Treasury, and would require moneys in the fund to be used to diminish the human and economic costs of diabetes, obesity, and heart and dental disease in California.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 104895.50) is added to Part 3 of Division 103 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  5. California Community Health Fund

104895.50.
 It is the intent of the Legislature to establish the California Community Health Fund in the State Treasury, and upon appropriation of the Legislature, moneys in the fund shall be used to diminish the human and economic costs of diabetes, obesity, and heart and dental disease in California. It is also the intent of the Legislature that moneys in the fund support health, education, and wellness programs designed to prevent and treat diabetes, obesity, and heart and dental disease, thereby reducing the burden of health conditions related to the overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverage products.