From A Voice for Choice Advocacy <[email protected]>
Subject [AVFCA] Update: 2022 CA Legislation - Bills go to the Floor
Date May 17, 2022 2:01 PM
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5 BAD Bills Need Your Action!

Bill Summary and Action To Take....

May 16, 2022 Update: Below A Voice for Choice Advocacy gives you a detailed description of all the bills we are Opposing and Supporting, and the Action we need you to take this week. The key for the next week is to reach out to your State Senator and ask them to oppose the two Senate (SB) bills and reach out to your Assembly member and ask them to oppose the two Assembly (AB) bills.
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✘ 2022 CA BAD Bills ✘

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A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Actively Opposing the following bills:

✘ AB 2098 Physicians and Surgeons: Unprofessional Conduct (Low) – MD/DO Misinformation :( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Designates the dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or “COVID-19,” as unprofessional conduct.

AVFCA Position: Oppose ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee and Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor this week.

Take Action : Sent an email to your Assembly Member: [link removed] [[link removed]]

Call your local Assembly Member or their staff ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ). Ask them to Oppose AB 2098. Talk to MDs and DOs to do the same.



✘ SB 1479 COVID-19 testing in schools: COVID-19 testing plans (Pan) – Testing programs for teachers, staff, and pupils: ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Require each school district, county office of education, and charter school to create a COVID-19 testing plan that is consistent with guidance from the department and designate one staff member to report information on its COVID-19 testing program to the State Department of Public Health.

AVFCA Position: Oppose unless Amended ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Senate Education Committee. Is in Suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Senate floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your concerns ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ). Talk to parents to do the same.



✘ AB 1797 Immunization registry (Weber) - Modernize California’s Immunization Registry
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Would require 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.
AVFCA Position: Oppose unless Amended. ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Education Committee. Is in Suspense in the Assembly Member Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Senate floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your concerns ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ). Talk to parents to do the same.



✘ SB 1419 Health Information (Becker) – Prohibits representatives of minors, age 12 years and older, from inspecting minors’ patient records that relate to sensitive medical services:
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Prohibit the representative of a minor from inspecting the minor’s patient record when the records relate to certain services, including medical care related to the prevention or treatment of pregnancy, as specified.

AVFCA Position: Oppose unless Amended

Status: Passed Senate Health Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Is in Suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Senate floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your concerns ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ). Talk to parents to do the same.



✘ SB 866 Minors: vaccine consent (Pan) – 12 Year Old Minor Consent to Vaccination Without Parental Consent : ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
A minor 12 years of age or older may consent to a vaccine that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and meets the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACIP) without the consent of the parent or guardian of the minor.

AVFCA Position: Oppose unless Amended ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Floor (21-7-11). Will be assigned to Assembly Committees in the next couple of weeks.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your concerns ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ). Talk to parents to do the same.





✔ 2022 CA GOOD Bills ✔

A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Actively Supporting the following bills, which can be used as meetings openers:

✔ AB 1809 Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act of 2022 (Aguiar-Curry) : ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Requires the right of every resident to receive all information material to an individual’s decision concerning whether to accept or refuse any proposed treatment or procedure.

AVFCA Position: Support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Assembly Judiciary Committee. Is in Suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ SB 1149 Civil actions: agreements settling actions involving public health or safety (Leyva): ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Prohibits a provision within a settlement agreement for civil damages regarding a defective product or environmental condition that poses a danger to public health or safety, as defined, that purports to restrict the disclosure of factual information related to the action.

AVFCA Position: Support.

Status: Passed Senate Judiciary Committee. Will be heard on the Senate floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ AB 2060 Medical Board of CA (Quirk) :
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Increases the number of public members of the board from 7 to 8, and would require the first vacant position held by a physician or surgeon, occurring on or after January 1, 2023, to become a public member position for that purpose, and would make other conforming changes.

AVFCA Position: Support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee. Is in Suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ SB 994 Vocational nursing: direction of naturopathic doctor (Jones):
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Revises the definition of vocational nursing to additionally include practice under the direction of a naturopathic doctor.

AVFCA Position: Support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee, Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Floor. Will be assigned to Assembly Committees in the next couple of weeks.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ AB 2146 Pesticides: midacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and acetamiprid: prohibited nonagricultural use (Bauer-Kahan): ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Designates, by regulation, pesticides containing midacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, or acetamiprid as restricted materials, and prohibits, beginning January 1, 2024, the sale, possession, or use of these pesticides, except for use on an agricultural commodity, as defined.

AVFCA Position: Support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee. Is in Suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ AB 1817 Product safety: textile articles: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (Ting): ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )
Beginning January 1, 2024, prohibits any person from distributing, selling, or offering for sale in California 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.

AVFCA Position: Support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] )

Status: Passed Assembly Environmental, Safety & Toxic Materials Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor this week or next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



✔ AB 2771 Cosmetic products: safety (Friedman):
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Prohibits a person or entity from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic product that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances PFAS.

AVFCA Position: Support.

Status: Passed Assembly Environmental, Safety & Toxic Materials Committee and Assembly Health Committee. Is in Suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor next week.

Take Action : Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support ( [link removed] [[link removed]] ).



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Christina Hildebrand
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