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



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 51262 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51262.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares both of the following:
(a)  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that 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.