Policy & Legislation
California Senate Bill 702
In October 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed the California Senate Bill 702External (Chapter 538, Statutes of 2001). This bill made California the first state in the nation to begin planning a statewide environmental health tracking network for chronic diseases and environmental hazards and exposures in order to monitor trends in health conditions, such as asthma, cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, which have suspected links to environmental exposures.
National Conference of State Legislatures’ Database of State Tracking LegislationExternal
(Note: In the “Primary Topic Area(s)” box, choose “tracking and surveillance”)
National Tracking Bill (Introduced October 4, 2004
- S2953: Coordinated Environmental Health Network Act of 2004External
- HR 5335: Coordinated Environmental Health Network Act of 2004 External
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