California lawmakers voted Friday to bar middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., one of dozens of proposals debated in the Legislature on the final day of its legislative session.
Lawmakers also announced they were shelving several high profile bills, including one that would have declared gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice.
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Nearly 80 percent of California middle and high schools started earlier than 8:30 a.m. in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB328, schools will have about three years to comply.
It would not apply to rural schools or to extra periods offered before the start of a school day.
Supporters point to science that shows later start times make kids healthier by letting them get more sleep and help them graduate. »