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Healthy Schools Act of 2000 (AB 2260)

BILL SUMMARY:
This bill establishes the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, including a state-sponsored program for managing pests according to least toxic and effective practices. It notifies parents and workers about pesticide applications; convenes an interagency task force to evaluate environmental hazards at school sites; and establishes an ombudsman to provide information about environmental safety at schools.
STATE:
CA
FINAL LANGUAGE:
STATUTE:
Chapter 718, Statutes of 2000
AUTHOR:
Kevin Shelley
CO-AUTHORS:
none
SENATE VOTE:
Yes: 24 No: 13
R: 2 R: 12
D: 22 D: 1
ASSEMBLY VOTE:
Yes: 43 No: 28
R: 4 R: 27
D: 38 D: 1
LISTED SUPPORT:
Californians for Pesticide Reform (co-sponsor); California Public Interest Research Group (co-sponsor); Action Now; Albany Coalition for the Environmental Health; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Cancer Society; American Lung Association of California; American Preventive Medical Association; Bay Coejl - Bay Area Coalition on the Environment and; Beyond Pesticides of Santa Clara County; Biological Urban Gardening Services; Breast Cancer Action; Breast Cancer Fund; Butte Environmental Council; California Federation of Teachers; California League of Conservation Voters; California Medical Association; California Nurses Association; California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; California School Employees Association; California Teachers Association; Center for Environmental Health; Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment; Children's Health Environmental Coalition; City of Berkeley; Clean Water Action; Coalition for Clean Air; Coleman Advocates for Youth; Coleman Advocates for Youth; Communities for a Better Environment; Community & Children's Advocates Against Pesticide Poisoning; Community Health Councils; Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumers Union; Earth Communications Office; Earth Island Institute; Ecology House; Environmental Council; Environmental Health Association; Environmental Health Association of Los Angeles; Environmental Health Coalition; Environmental Health Project; Environmental Media Association; Environmental Ministries of Southern California; Fearless Foods; Gildea Resource Center Community; Greenaction; Health and Habitat; Health Council of Marin; Healthy Children Organizing Project; Jewish Life; Labor/Community Strategy Center; Latino Network; Madera County Greens; Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition; Marin Breast Cancer Watch; Mendocino Cancer Resource Center; National Brain Tumor Foundation; Natural Resources Defense Council; Northcoast Environmental Center; Oakland Education Association; Pax Organica; People's Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment; Pesticide Action Network; Pesticide Watch; Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles; Physicians for Social Responsibility - SF Bay; Planning and Conservation League; Political Ecology Group; Pomona Valley Audubon Society; PTA of California; Safe Air For Everyone; Seven Bridges Cooperative; Sierra Club; Sierra Club Arguello Group - Santa Barbara; Southern California Federation of Scientists; Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles; Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.; Water Keepers; Willits Environmental Center; Women's Cancer Resource Center
Letters of Support
LISTED OPPOSITION:
Agricultural Council of California; California Chamber of Commerce; California Farm Bureau Federation; Western Crop Protection Association; Western Growers Association
Letters of Opposition
SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS:
ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS:
 
 
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