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7/10/2012 4:37:49 PM
Mike Smith HSLDA and Roy Hanson FPM
California - Vaccination Waiver Threatened

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California - Vaccination Waiver Threatened

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ALERT UPDATE- July 10, 2012

From: Mike Smith -- HSLDA and Roy Hanson -- Family Protection
Ministries

Bill: AB 2109 (as amended 6/20/12) - Vaccination Waiver Severely
Threatened

Author: State Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D.

Position: Strongly OPPOSE

Thank you for your important phone calls and letters!

Status:
Unfortunately, AB 2109 passed the Senate Health Committee on June 27.

This bill's next and final hearing before going to the full Senate for
a vote will be in the Senate Appropriations Committee. No date for
the bill's next hearing has been assigned yet. We will continue our
strong advocacy in your behalf against AB 2109 in the Senate and will
closely monitor the bill until the next hearing date.

Please be watching for our next alert, as we will need your help just
before the next hearing in August. We must not give up. There have
been victories in the past with bills going all the way through the
legislature and then being vetoed by the governor.

Below is the record of the vote taken at the June 27 Senate Health
Committee hearing. In spite of all your phone calls and letters, our
best efforts during the hearing, and also our contacting the
individual members and consultants of the committee before the
hearing, there was only one courageous vote against the bill - Senator
Joel Anderson from San Diego.

Ayes 7 - Noes 1: Pass

Ayes

Hernandez (D)
Harman (R)
Alquist (D)
Blakeslee (R)
DeSaulnier (D)
Rubio (D)
Wolk (D)

Noes

Anderson (R)

Not Voting

DeLeon (D)

Summary of Concern:
AB 2109 would set a dangerous precedent for further government
encroachment upon what has historically been the responsibility of
parents - to make voluntary informed decisions concerning the medical
care of their children. This bill creates a new additional
requirement for parents who choose to exercise the current right to a
personal beliefs waiver to exempt their child from one or more of the
vaccinations required for school enrollment. AB 2109 would require a
parent to obtain the signature of a doctor, stating that he has
provided the parent with information about the benefits and risks of
vaccinations and about specified communicable diseases, before their
child would be exempted.

There are serious problems with this new proposed legislation that are
outlined in our previous AB 2109 e-lert, which you can read on our
website at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15157

No action is needed at this time. We will be sending another e-lert
when the next action is needed in August. The legislature reconvenes
on August 6 after their summer recess. A big thanks goes to those who
contacted members of the Senate Health Committee expressing your
opposition to the bill.


For information on how to contact your state assembly member and state
senator, please visit: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15158

We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve you!
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