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

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Date Published: 03/21/2018 09:00 PM
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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 Task Force. 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 require the council to establish a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force for the purposes of incorporating health, equity, and sustainability considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. The bill would require the task force to, among other things, take specified actions to advance the council’s goals of improving air and water quality, protecting natural resources and agricultural lands, increasing the availability of affordable housing, improving infrastructure programs, promoting public health, planning sustainable communities, and meeting the state’s climate change goals. The bill would require the task force to collaborate with the State Department of Public Health and representatives of state agencies and departments represented on the council to achieve its goals, and to prepare and submit a report to the council containing specified information and recommendations relating to achieving the council’s goals, as prescribed.

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.
 (a)The council shall establish a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force 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 task force council, in collaboration with the State Department of Public Health, shall have the program do both all of the following:

(1)

(a) Advance 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.

(2)Identify and recommend policies that promote health, equity, and sustainability, support collaboration among different sections of government and private industry, benefit multiple partners, engage stakeholders, and create structural or procedural change.

(b)The task force shall collaborate with the State Department of Public Health and representatives from agencies and departments represented on the council to achieve its goals.

(c)(1)The task force shall submit a report to the council outlining recommended programs, policies, and strategies for consideration, and shall describe the benefits for health, climate change, equity, and economic well-being for the state that may result if the recommendations are implemented. The report shall be based on recommendations from the Health in All Policies Task Force created pursuant to the Governor’s 2020 Executive Order S-04-10. In developing these recommendations, the task force may review existing state efforts, consider best or promising practices used by other jurisdictions and agencies, identify barriers to, and opportunities for, interagency collaboration and collaboration among different sectors of government and private industry, and propose action plans for recommended programs, policies, and strategies.

(2)The task force shall convene regular public workshops to present information about its actions and any workplans developed, and shall solicit input from stakeholders in developing its report. The task force shall update the report no less than every ___ years.

(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 measurement tools.
(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 information from local community partners and present information about the program’s goals and actions.
(f) (1) Develop, commencing July 1, 2019, and consistent with subdivision (e), recommendations for programs, policies, and practices that state agencies can undertake to advance health, equity, and the goals established in subdivision (a).
(2) The council, at least ____, shall publish a report on its Internet Web site outlining the recommendations and progress toward those recommendations.
(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.