CSAC Bulletin Article

Health and Human Services 06/10/2011

AB 194 (Beall) – Support
As Amended on May 31, 2011

AB 194, a bill by Assembly Member Jim Beall, would grant foster youth priority enrollment in a public university or community college system. 

AB 194 specifically would allow foster youth and former foster youth to receive priority enrollment in the California State University and community college system, if the specific campus utilizes the required technology to grant priority enrollment. AB 194 also requests the participation of the University of California system. 

Counties support efforts to ensure the long-term success of foster youth and former foster youth and therefore support AB 194. The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the bill on June 7 and it now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

AB 300 (Ma) – Support
As Amended on March 10, 2011

AB 300, by Assembly Member Fiona Ma, would establish clear standards for the tattoo, piercing and permanent cosmetics industry in California.

AB 300 establishes a clear scope of local authority, clear requirements for registration of body art practitioners and consistent enforcement of mobile and fixed body art sites. The bill also requires body art practitioners, as a provision of registration, to complete courses on the transmission of blood borne pathogens and first aid.

The Senate Health Committee unanimously passed the bill on June 7 and it now goes to the Senate Committee on Public Safety.

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