SB 276 and its companion bill SB 714 were signed into law on September 9th, 2019.
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This is AVFCA’s interpretation of the bill, based on the language of the statute, as well as how CDPH implemented SB 276, and also the HHS FAQ on SB 276: https://www.chhs.ca.gov/blog/2019/09/09/senate-bill-276-and-senate-bill-714-vaccinations-and-medical-exemptions-questions-and-answers/
Submit an Objection to Release of Immunization data with your “grandfathered” medical exemption to prevent sharing of your child’s medical exemption with third parties. https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/AVFCA-Objection-to-Release-of-Immunization-Data-Final.pdf
SB 276 and SB 714 Bill and Fiscal Summary
SB 276 and Sb714 as written would put school vaccine medical exemptions under the scrutiny of a state bureaucrat, penalizing children and their doctors rather than creating a bill that would specifically target unscrupulous doctors. We estimate the cost of these bills to be in excess of $50 million in the first year and in excess of approximately $35 million in each subsequent year, with an additional approximately $650 million potential loss in school ADA and/or approximately $5 billion potential increased healthcare costs. All to go after an extremely small and unquantified number of “unscrupulous” doctors and to mitigate the 11 cases of measles in California children this year. There has to be a better, more cost effective way.
Below are various documents that include A Voice for Choice Advocacy’s talking points, fiscal analysis and requested amendments for the bill wording.
AVFCA Fiscal Analysis submitted to the Committee and the Finance Department:
Final versions of SB 276 and SB 714 as signed into law:
SB 714: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB714
AVFCA Issues with the bill and requested amendments can be found here:
For those who want to go deeper, AVFCA went through the bill line by line and made a list of unanswered questions, as well as issues with the bill, outlined here:
Our requested amendments were also transcribed onto the bill wording:
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