Today's Law As Amended


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SB-487 Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 104370 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

104370.
 The committee shall be advisory to the department, the University of California, and State Department of Education for the following purposes:
(a)  Evaluation of research, school- and community-based programs funded under this article as necessary  in order to assess the overall effectiveness of efforts made by the programs to reduce the use of tobacco products. In order to evaluate tobacco education, research, and cessation programs, the committee shall seek the cooperation and assistance of the department, the State Department of Education, county offices of education, local lead agencies, administrative representatives, target populations, school officials, and researchers. A principal measurement of effectiveness shall be reduction of smoking rates among a given target population.  population, including reduction of electronic cigarette use among schoolage youth. 
(b)  Facilitation of programs directed at reducing and eliminating tobacco use that are operated jointly by more than one agency or entity. The committee shall propose strategies for the coordination of proposed programs administered by the department, the University of California, and the State Department of Education in order to avoid the duplication of services and to maximize the public benefit of the programs.
(c)  Make recommendations to the department, the University of California, and the State Department of Education regarding the most appropriate criteria for the selection of, standards of the operation of, and the types of programs to be funded under this article.
(d)  Reporting to the Legislature on or before January 1 of each year on the number and amount of tobacco education programs funded by the Health Education Account, created by Section 30122 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the amount of money in the account, any moneys previously appropriated to the department, the University of California, and the State Department of Education but unspent by the departments, a description and assessment of all programs funded under this article, and recommendations for any necessary  policy changes or improvements for tobacco education programs.
(e)  Ensuring that the most current research findings regarding tobacco use prevention are applied in designing the tobacco education programs administered by the department and the State Department of Education. The department and the State Department of Education shall apply the most current findings and recommendations of research including research funded by the Research Account of the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund created by Section 30122 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(f)  Based on the results of programs supported by this article and any other proven methodologies available to the committee, produce a comprehensive master plan for implementing tobacco education programs throughout this state for the prevention and cessation of tobacco use. The master plan shall include implementation strategies for each target population specified in Section 104360 for programs throughout this state. The Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee shall submit the master plan to the Legislature  Legislature, on or before January 1,  biennially. The master plan and its revisions shall include recommendations on administrative arrangements, funding priorities, integration and coordination of approaches by the department, the University of California, and the State Department of Education and their support systems, as well as progress reports relating to each target population. The master plan shall establish a goal of achieving a 75-percent reduction in tobacco consumption in California by the year 1999.  2030. 

SEC. 2.

 Section 104370.1 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

104370.1.
 The committee shall report to the Legislature, on or before January 1 of each year, the following information related to the previous fiscal year for the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the Department of Justice, and the State Department of Health Care Services:
(a) The amount of money each department and the University of California received pursuant to either Section 30130.55 or 30130.57 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, delineated by departmental program.
(b) The amount of the money each department and the University of California spent by departmental program, and the amount of the money each department and the University of California obligated for future spending but did not spend by departmental program.
(c) Any corrections to the financial information reported pursuant to this section in the previous three fiscal years.

SEC. 3.

 Section 104470 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

104470.
 The State Department of Education shall make periodic reports  reports every six months  to the committee regarding the status and funding of tobacco education programs funded under this article as required by the committee. The reports shall include an overview of program and grant expenditures funded under this article.