6 "Bad" Bills and 6 "Good" Bills
What do they mean? Where do they go from here? What can you do about these bills?
Christina will present answers and take questions live on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7-9pm PST
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(Note this is not a religious exemption workshop and we will not be discussing how to write religious exemptions)
A Voice for Choice Advocacy has sounded the warning for the past few months that at least five BAD vaccine related bills would be introduced in the 2022 CA legislative session. Six BAD bills were introduced, but 6 Good bills that fall within AVFCA's mission were also introduced. Join Christina this Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7PM to get a detailed understanding of these bills, when they will be voted on, what committees will they be heard in, etc. - as well as what you can do right now to make a difference. Christina will also answer any questions specific to the California legislative process, the Vaccine Work Group, the "bad" and "good" bills and how you can get active.
✘ SB 871 Public health: immunizations - Keep Schools Open and Safe Act (Pan) : Would require the COVID-19 vaccine to attend in-person daycare and K-12 public or private school, starting January 1 2023. It would also remove the personal belief exemption from future CDPH added vaccines and removes the 7th grade exemption for Hepatitis B.
✘ SB 866 Minors: vaccine consent - Teens Choose Vaccines Act (Wiener) : Would remove parental consent and authorize minors 12+ years to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. Would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.
✘ AB 1993 Employment: COVID-19 vaccination requirements - Keep Workplaces Open and Safe (Wicks) : Would require both private and public employers to require all employees or independent contractors to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, until the CDC determines that COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer necessary for the health and safety of individuals. Financial penalties would be imposed on employers who fail to comply. The requirement would not apply to a person who is ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief.
✘ AB 1797 Immunization registry - Modernize California’s Immunization Registry (Weber) : Would merge the three CA Immunization Registry tracking systems to create one statewide system and all vaccines will be required to be entered into the CA Immunization Registry (CAIR). Schools and other entities would have access to all vaccine records, rather than just those of their students/patients or the particular vaccines required for school.
✘ AB 2098 Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct (Low) : Would designate the dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, by a physician or surgeon as unprofessional conduct, allowing the Medical Board to take action against such physician or surgeon. Board will base their consideration on “applicable standard of care” and “contemporary scientific consensus” neither of which currently exist for COVID-19.
✘ SB 920 Medical Board of California: investigations: record requests (Hurtado) : Would authorize a Medical board investigator and a medical consultant, at the discretion of the board, to inspect the business location and records of a physician or surgeon, including patient and client records, without patient’s consent. Also allows complainants the opportunity to provide a statement to be considered after final adjudication for purposes of setting generally applicable policies and standards.
✔ AB 1809 Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act of 2022 (Aguiar-Curry) : Would add the right of every nursing home resident to receive all information that is material to an individual’s decision concerning whether to accept or refuse any proposed treatment or procedure.
✔ AB-2146 Pesticides: midacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and acetamiprid: prohibited nonagricultural use - Banning Non-Agricultural Neonicotinoids (Bauer-Kahan) : Would designate, by regulation, pesticides containing midacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, or acetamiprid as restricted materials, and would prohibit, beginning January 1, 2024, the sale, possession, or use of these pesticides, except for use on an agricultural plant.
✔ AB 1817 Product safety: textile articles: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (Ting) : Would prohibit any person from distributing, selling, or offering for sale in the state any textile articles that contain regulated PFAS, and requires a manufacturer to use the least toxic alternative when replacing regulated PFAS in textile articles to comply with these provisions.
✔ AB 1785 California Parents’ Bill of Rights Act (Davies): Would require a charter school, school district, or county office of education to provide parents and guardians with opportunities to participate in schools to improve parent and teacher cooperation, as well as post information for parents or guardians on its internet website regarding a variety of topics.
✔ AB 2060 Medical Board of CA (Quirk) : Would Increase the number of public members of the California Medical Board from 7 to 8.
✔ SB 994 Vocational nursing: direction of naturopathic doctor (Jones) : Would allow Naturopathic Doctors to employ Licensed Vocational Nurses, while practicing within their existing scope of practice.
A Voice for Choice Advocacy and the other key organizations in California cannot do this without YOU. We have to come together and mobilize more than ever before.
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