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  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 2.7. Community Youth Athletic Programs [18900- 18900.]
  ( Chapter 2.7 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 151, Sec. 1. )


(a) (1) Commencing January 1, 2016, a community youth athletic program shall provide written notice to the parent or guardian of any youth participating in the program regarding the program’s policies relating to whether the program obtains criminal background checks for hired or volunteer coaches or both.

(2) If criminal background checks are obtained for hired or volunteer coaches, the written notice shall also contain both of the following:

(A) A statement regarding whether the criminal background check includes state and federal criminal history information and whether the program obtains subsequent arrest notification for those individuals.

(B) Contact information regarding where the parent or guardian of a child participating in a community youth athletic program can obtain additional information about the program’s background check policy, such as the entity providing the criminal background check obtained by the community youth athletic program or the nature of the type of offenses the program looks for.

(b) As used in this section, a “community youth athletic program” means an organization that meets both of the following requirements:

(1) Its primary purpose is the promotion or provision of athletic activities for youth under 18 years of age.

(2) It has adult employees who have supervisory or disciplinary power over a child or children.

(c) As used in this section, “written notice” may include posting on the community youth athletic program’s Internet Web site.

(d) Nothing in subdivision (a) shall require or authorize a community youth athletic program to disclose confidential criminal history information in violation of Article 3 (commencing with Section 11100) of Chapter 1 of Title 1 of Part 4 of the Penal Code.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 151, Sec. 1. (AB 230) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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