California SB-1479: COVID-19 Testing in Schools

This bill would, contingent on an appropriation, would require the department to continue administering specified school district, county office of education, and charter school COVID-19 testing programs that are currently federally funded, and would require appropriated funds to be used for the department to administer testing programs for teachers, staff, and pupils to help schools reopen and keep schools operating safely for in-person learning.

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Ongoing Updates…

For those of you in California, I will be continually updating this page with the most recent information I find just below the History table.

SB 1479 History

Date Action
03/31/22 From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on ED. (Ayes 9. Noes 2.) (March 30).
03/21/22 From committee with author’s amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
03/16/22 Set for hearing March 30.
03/09/22 Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and ED.
02/22/22 From printer.
02/18/22 Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.
02/18/22 Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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