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AB-2572 Pupil health: outdoor time: air quality.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/18/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2572


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 15, 2018


An act to add Section 49404 to the Education Code, relating to pupil health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2572, as amended, Calderon. Pupil health: outdoor time: air quality.
Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils.
This bill would require school districts to require pupils to remain indoors for outdoor time, as defined, during school hours when the applicable air pollution control district or air quality management district has issued a public alert for an unhealthy or unhealthy, very unhealthy unhealthy, or hazardous air quality day. day, as specified. By adding to the duties of school districts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 49404 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49404.
 A (a) For purposes of this section, “outdoor time” includes, but is not limited to, recess, lunch, outdoor breaks, and instructional time held outdoors.
(b) A school district shall require pupils to remain indoors for outdoor time during normal school hours when the applicable air pollution control district or air quality management district has issued a public alert for an unhealthy or unhealthy, very unhealthy unhealthy, or hazardous air quality day. day, as those terms are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the purposes of the Air Quality Index.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.