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SB-336 Public health: COVID-19.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Oct 05, 2021


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 120120) is added to Part 1 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  1.5. COVID-19-Related Public Health Orders or Mandatory Guidance
120120.
 As used in this chapter, “COVID-19” means the 2019 novel coronavirus disease.
120121.
 Notwithstanding any other law, including Sections 120130, 120140, and 120145, when the department issues a statewide order or mandatory guidance related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 or protecting public health against a threat of COVID-19, the department shall do both of the following:
(a) Publish, on its internet website, the order or mandatory guidance and the date that the order or mandatory guidance takes effect.
(b) Create an opportunity for local communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and others to sign up for an email distribution list relative to changes to the department’s order or mandatory guidance.
120122.
 Notwithstanding any other law, including Section 120175, when a local health officer issues a jurisdictionwide local order, not in conflict with state law or with orders or mandatory guidance issued pursuant to Section 120121, related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 or protecting public health against a threat of COVID-19, the local health officer shall do both of the following:
(a) Publish, on their internet website, the order and the date that the order takes effect.
(b) Create an opportunity for local communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and others to sign up for an email distribution list relative to changes to the local health officer’s order.
120123.
 This chapter shall remain operative while an order or mandatory guidance issued by the department or a local health officer as described in this chapter is in effect, and this chapter shall be repealed as of January 1 following the date that no order or mandatory guidance described in this chapter is in effect.
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.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to provide notice to employers, employees, and businesses of the necessary measures to protect public health, so that proper protocols may be implemented to ensure the safe and robust functioning of the economy and labor markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.