AB 856

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Pupil health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act.

Abstract

Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary education in this state. Under this system, local educational agencies throughout the state provide instruction to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, at the schoolsites they operate. Private schools also provide elementary and secondary level instruction. This bill would enact the COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act. The act would require the State Department of Education to post on its internet website information related to the safe return of pupils to exercise and physical activity, as defined, after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19, and would specify that the information include current guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The bill also would require the department to include in its posts current guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics for pupils to obtain medical clearance before returning to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19, as specified. The bill would require the department to monitor best practices and evolving guidelines on the safe return of pupils to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19, and to update its internet website in response to new information. The bill would also require the department to encourage schools and school districts to give pupils and their parents and guardians ready access to the information obtained pursuant to this bill by posting it on their internet websites, and actively distributing this information, as specified. This bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2024, and would repeal them as of January 1, 2025.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 24).

Mar 23, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Mar 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ED. Read second time and amended.

Mar 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on ED. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on ED. and HEALTH.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/17/21 - Introduced PDF
03/22/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

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