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Attack On Parental Rights!

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

Bill:  AB 2109 (as introduced 2/23/12)
Subject: Vaccination Waiver Threatened – Attack on Parental Rights!
Author:  State Assemblymember Richard Pan

Position:  Strongly OPPOSE

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AB 2109 passed the Assembly Health Committee on April 17th.  We are aware that this bill will be amended and we will incorporate any changes resulting from these amendments in our next Action Alert.  The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee waiting to be assigned a hearing date.  Please be watching for our next Action Alert, as we will need your help in the near future.

Below is the record of the vote taken at the Health Committee hearing:

Ayes 13 – Noes 5:  Pass

William Monning (D)
Tom Ammiano (D)
Toni Atkins (D)
Susan Bonilla (D)
Mike Eng (D)
Richard Gordon (D)
Mary Hayashi (D)
Roger Hernández (D)
Bonnie Lowenthal (D)
Holly Mitchell (D)
Richard Pan (D)
V. Manuel Pérez (D)
Das Williams (D)

Dan Logue (R)
Allan Mansoor (R)
Brian Nestande (R)
Jim Silva (R)
Cameron Smyth (R)

Absent, Abstaining, or Not Voting
Martin Garrick (R)

Summary of Concern:

AB 2109 would require a doctor’s signature for a parent to use the current personal beliefs waiver to exempt their child from one or more of the vaccinations required for school enrollment.  There are serious problems with this new proposed legislation that are outlined in our previous AB 2109 Action Alert, which you can read here.  This would apply to all children regardless of what type of school they are in, including a private homeschool.

Action Items:

No action is needed at this time.  We will follow up with another email Action Alert when the next action is needed.  A big thanks to those who contacted the Assembly expressing your opposition to the bill.