House Bill #7123 (2020)

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS

Allows students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product.

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  • 2020 – H 7123
  • 2020 – H 7123 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC003070
  • LC003070/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2020
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2020
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Solomon, Canario, Jackson, and Vella-
  • Wilkinson
  • Date Introduced: January 16, 2020
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Solomon, Canario, Jackson, and Vella-
  • Wilkinson
  • Date Introduced: January 16, 2020
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 16-21-37. Sun safety.
  • (a) Any person including, but not limited to, students, parents or school personnel may possess and use a topical sunscreen product, without a physician's note or prescription, while on school property or at a school-related event, or activity, to avoid overexposure to the sun, if the product is regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.
  • (a) Any person including, but not limited to, students, parents or school personnel may possess and use a topical sunscreen product, without a physician's note or prescription, while on school property or at a school-related event, or activity, to avoid overexposure to the sun, if the product is regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, children enrolled in grades kindergarten through five (K-5) may only possess sunscreen on school property or at a school-related event or activity with a note from a parent or guardian.
  • (b) For the purposes of this section only, sunscreen is not to be considered an over-the- counter medication.
  • (c) Nothing in this section requires school personnel to assist pupils in applying sunscreen. Nothing in this section shall make the school district or its personnel liable for any damages.
  • (d) The school district may encourage schools to educate pupils on sun safety precautions.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC003070
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  • EXPLANATION
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC003070/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
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  • This act would allow students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003070 ========
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  • This act would allow students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product. Children enrolled in grades K-5 would need a note from a parent or guardian in order to possess sunscreen on school property.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003070/SUB A ========

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