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SB 8

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016, 2nd Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 16, 2015
  • Passed Senate Aug 27, 2015
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Tobacco use programs.

Bill Subjects

Tobacco Use Programs.


Existing law establishes the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee to provide advice to the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Education with respect to policy development, integration, and evaluation of tobacco education programs. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to allocate funds to county offices of education for tobacco use prevention, intervention, and cessation activities. Existing law also requires all school districts and county offices of education that receive funding, as specified, to adopt and enforce a tobacco-free campus policy, no later than July of each fiscal year, prohibiting the use of tobacco products, any time, in district-owned or leased buildings, on district property and in district vehicles. This bill would expand eligibility for funding for the tobacco use prevention program to include charter schools. The bill would require the State Department of Education to require that all school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education receiving funding under the program adopt and enforce a tobacco-free campus policy prohibiting the use of products containing tobacco and nicotine, as specified. The bill would also prohibit the use of tobacco and nicotine products in a county office of education, a charter school or school district-owned or leased building, on school or district property, and in a school or district vehicle without regard to whether those entities receive funding. The bill would require school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education to prominently display signs at all entrances to school property stating "Tobacco use is prohibited." By imposing new duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Carol Liu

  • Democratic


Aug 27, 2015


Aug 24, 2015


Mar 15, 2016


From Assembly without further action.

Aug 27, 2015


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 27. Noes 10. Page 51.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Aug 25, 2015


Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2015


From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 37.) (August 24).

Aug 21, 2015


Set for hearing August 24.

Aug 19, 2015


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 3. Page 28.) (August 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Aug 13, 2015


Set for hearing August 19.

Jul 17, 2015


From printer.

Jul 16, 2015


Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on P.H. & D.S.

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on P.H. & D.S.


To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
07/16/15 - Introduced PDF
08/25/15 - Amended Senate PDF

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