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AB-326 State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology: physical and sexual abuse awareness training.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 27, 2017


SECTION 1.

 Section 7314.3 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 409 of the Statutes of 2016, is amended to read:

7314.3.
 (a) The board shall establish a Health and Safety Advisory Committee to provide the board with advice and recommendations on health and safety issues before the board that impact licensees, including how to ensure licensees are aware of basic labor laws and how to ensure licensees have awareness about physical and sexual abuse their clients may be experiencing. laws. Basic labor laws include, but are not limited to, all of the following: 
(b) For purposes of this section, basic labor laws include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Key differences between the legal rights, benefits, and obligations of an employee and an independent contractor.
(2) Wage and hour rights of an hourly employee.
(3) Antidiscrimination laws relating to the use of a particular language in the workplace.
(4) Antiretaliation laws relating to a worker’s right to file complaints with the Department of Industrial Relations.
(5) How to obtain more information about state and federal labor laws.
(c) For purposes of this section, physical and sexual abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Domestic violence.
(2) Sexual assault.
(3) Human trafficking.
(4) Elder abuse.
(d) (b)  This section shall become operative inoperative  on July 1, 2019. 2019, and, as of January 1, 2020, is repealed. 

SEC. 2.

 Section 7314.3 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7314.3.
 (a) The board shall establish a Health and Safety Advisory Committee to provide the board with advice and recommendations on health and safety issues before the board that impact licensees, including how to ensure licensees are aware of basic labor laws and how to ensure licensees have awareness about physical and sexual abuse their clients may be experiencing.
(b) For purposes of this section, basic labor laws include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Key differences between the legal rights, benefits, and obligations of an employee and an independent contractor.
(2) Wage and hour rights of an hourly employee.
(3) Antidiscrimination laws relating to the use of a particular language in the workplace.
(4) Antiretaliation laws relating to a worker’s right to file complaints with the Department of Industrial Relations.
(5) How to obtain more information about state and federal labor laws.
(c) For purposes of this section, physical and sexual abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Domestic violence.
(2) Sexual assault.
(3) Human trafficking.
(4) Elder abuse.
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019.

SEC. 3.

 Section 7314.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7314.5.
 (a) The board may promote awareness of physical and sexual abuse by means of mail, television, radio, motion picture, newspaper, book, Internet, or other electronic communication.
(b) For purposes of this section, physical and sexual abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Domestic violence.
(2) Sexual assault.
(3) Human trafficking.
(4) Elder abuse.

SEC. 4.

 Section 7319.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7319.7.
 (a) A licensee or an applicant for licensure who completes the physical and sexual abuse awareness training covered by the health and safety course required by Section 7389, and his or her employer, shall not be required to act on information obtained during the course of employment concerning potential physical and sexual abuse unless otherwise required by law.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019.

SEC. 5.

 Section 7389 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 6 of Chapter 409 of the Statutes of 2016, is amended to read:

7389.
 (a) The board shall develop or adopt a health and safety course on hazardous substances,  substances and  basic labor laws, as specified in Section 7314.3, and physical and sexual assault awareness, as specified in Section 7314.3,  which shall be taught in schools approved by the board. Course development shall include pilot testing of the course and training classes to prepare instructors to effectively use the course.
(b) This section shall become operative inoperative  on July 1, 2019. 2019, and, as of January 1, 2020, is repealed. 

SEC. 6.

 Section 7389 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7389.
 (a) The board shall develop or adopt a health and safety course on hazardous substances, basic labor laws, as specified in Section 7314.3, and physical and sexual assault awareness, as specified in Section 7314.3, which shall be taught in schools approved by the board. Course development shall include pilot testing of the course and training classes to prepare instructors to effectively use the course.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019.