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CALIFORNIA – public pool safety

Issue:AB 1766 – AED requirements for public pools & pool safety guidelines for schools

Affects:  Public pool operators

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield,jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary:This bill would require public swimming pools that are required to provide lifeguard services and that charge a direct fee, to additionally provide an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during pool operations. Due to the fact that failure to comply with these provisions would be a crime, the bill creates a state-mandated local program. The bill would also require the State Department of Education, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health, to issue best practices guidelines related to pool safety at K–12 schools.

Status: Passed the Assembly on April 12 and sent to the Senate.  On June 13 passed the Senate Health Committee. Hearing held on June 19 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee; passed committee. Hearing held, placed in suspense August 6.  Hearing scheduled for August 16, 2018. 

Current version (2/21/2018): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1766&version=20170AB176698AMD