Bill Text: CA AB768 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Male circumcision.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-2)

Status: (Passed) 2011-10-02 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 398, Statutes of 2011. [AB768 Detail]

Download: California-2011-AB768-Chaptered.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 768	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  398
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  OCTOBER 2, 2011
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  OCTOBER 2, 2011
	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 30, 2011
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 15, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 7, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 25, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 14, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Members Gatto and Ma
   (Principal coauthors: Senators Leno and Steinberg)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Ammiano, Block, Feuer, Halderman,
Hill, Bonnie Lowenthal, and Miller)
   (Coauthor: Senator Yee)

                        FEBRUARY 17, 2011

   An act to add Part 10 (commencing with Section 125850) to Division
106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to male circumcision,
and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 768, Gatto. Male circumcision.
   Existing law regulates various subjects relating to the protection
and preservation of personal health, including infant, child, and
adolescent health, reproductive privacy, and the prevention of the
practice of female genital mutilation.
   This bill would preclude a city, county, or city and county
ordinance, regulation, or administrative action from prohibiting or
restricting the practice of male circumcision, or the exercise of a
parent's authority to have a child circumcised. This bill would
provide that the Legislature finds and declares that the laws
affecting male circumcision must have uniform application throughout
the state.
   This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as
an urgency statute.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Part 10 (commencing with Section 125850) is added to
Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

      PART 10.  MALE CIRCUMCISION


   125850.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
   (1) Male circumcision has a wide array of health and affiliative
benefits.
   (2) This section clarifies existing law.
   (b) No city, county, or city and county ordinance, regulation, or
administrative action shall prohibit or restrict the practice of male
circumcision, or the exercise of a parent's authority to have a
child circumcised.
   (c) The Legislature finds and declares that the laws affecting
male circumcision must have uniform application throughout the state.
Therefore, this part shall apply to general law and charter cities,
general law and charter counties, and charter city and counties.
  SEC. 2.  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
   In order to clarify the state's authority with respect to the
regulation of the practice of male circumcision at the earliest
possible time, it is necessary for this act to take effect
immediately.
     
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