California law: SB 502

Public law number: SB 502

Statute: SB 502

Law Type: Other requirements

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-09-20

Law type: Mandate


This law adds a new section to the California Public Utilities Code and requires certain public entities operating certain commuter rail systems to ensure each train has an AED (on or before July 1, 2020). Training of employees on AED use is encouraged but not required.

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