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AB-1715 Pupil instruction: drug education.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1715


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 51262 of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1715, as introduced, Kiley. Pupil instruction: drug education.
Existing law states legislative intent that schools are encouraged to give instruction in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, in science, health, drug abuse, or physical education programs a lesson on the effects of the use of anabolic steroids.
This bill would provide that the Legislature encourages schools, commencing with the 2020–21 school year, to include in instruction in science, health, drug abuse, or physical education programs for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, a lesson on the effects of the use of peptide hormones, growth factors, and related substances and mimetics, and would make related legislative findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 51262 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51262.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the both of the following:
(a) The use of anabolic steroids to expedite the physical development and to enhance the performance level of secondary school athletes presents a serious health hazard to these student pupil athletes. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this measure that, beginning with the 1987–88 school year, schools be encouraged to include in instruction in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, in science, health, drug abuse, or physical education programs a lesson on the effects of the use of anabolic steroids.
(b) The use of peptide hormones, growth factors, and related substances and mimetics, as identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency, presents a serious health hazard to pupil athletes. The Legislature encourages schools, commencing with the 2020–21 school year, to include in instruction in science, health, drug abuse, or physical education programs for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, a lesson on the effects of the use of these substances.