California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 125850


The Legislature finds and declares as follows:


Male circumcision has a wide array of health and affiliative benefits.


This section clarifies existing law.


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.


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.

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Jun. 6, 2016