A Voice For Choice Advocacy – 2022 CA Legislation

4 BAD Bills On Hold
1 BAD Bill Amended
5 BAD Bills are Moving!

Bill Summary and Action to Take...

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.  If you wish to share this information, please share this link: https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/2022-ca-legislation/

2022 CA BAD Bills

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

 

SB 866 Minors: vaccine consent (Wiener) – 12 Year Old Minor Consent to Vaccination Without Parental Consent: (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB866)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AVFCA-SB866-Letter-of-Oppose-unless-Amended-Wiener-Pan.pdf)
Status: Passed Senate Judiciary Committee.  Will be heard on Senate floor in next two weeks
Take Action:  Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your concerns (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).  Talk to parents to do the same.

 

SB 1479 COVID-19 testing in schools: COVID-19 testing plans (Pan) – Testing programs for teachers, staff, and pupils: (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1479)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-SB1479-Letter-of-Opposition-Pan.pdf)
Status: Passed Senate Education Committee.  Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.  Will be heard on the Senate floor mid-May
Take Action: Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your concerns (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 1797 Immunization registry (Weber) - Modernize California’s Immunization Registry
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1797)
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. (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-AB1797-Letter-of-Opposition-Weber-Asm-Ed.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Health Committee and Assembly Education Committee.  Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action: Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your concerns (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 2098 Physicians and Surgeons: Unprofessional Conduct (Low) – MD/DO Misinformation: (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2098)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-AB2098-Letter-of-Opposition-Low.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee.  Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your concerns (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).  Talk to MDs and DOs 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:
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1419)
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 Judiciary Committee. Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.  Will be heard on Senate floor mid-May
Take Action: Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your concerns (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).  Talk to parents to do the same.

 

A Voice for Choice Advocacy has removed our Opposition the following bills because the bills have been adequately amended:

 

SB 1184 Confidentiality of Medical Information Act: school-linked services coordinators (Cortese): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2539)
Health care providers and health care service plans would be authorized to disclose medical information to a school-linked services coordinators.  This was amended to require parental consent prior to the sharing of medical information.
AVFCA Position: Opposition removed due to amendments
Status: Amended

 

A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Opposing the following bills, but they have been put On Hold (likely defeated, but could still be brought back):

AB 1993 Employment: COVID-19 vaccination requirements (Wicks): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1993)
Mandates employers to require each person who is an employee or independent contractor, and who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to show proof to the employer, or an authorized agent thereof, that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
AVFCA Position: Oppose (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/AVFCA-AB1993-Letter-of-Opposition-Wicks.pdf)
Status: ON HOLD

 

SB 871 Public health: immunizations (Pan): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB871)
DayCare Vaccine - mandates vaccines for school children absent any legislative process, allowing school health directors to add any vaccine to the requirement list moving forward.
AVFCA Position: Oppose unless Amended (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AVFCA-SB871-Letter-of-Opposition-unless-Amended-Pan.pdf)
Status: ON HOLD

 

SB 1464 Law enforcement: public health orders (Pan): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1464)
Requires sheriffs and peace officers to enforce all orders of the State Department of Public Health, or of the local health officer issued, for the purpose of preventing the spread of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.  If law enforcement agencies fail to enforce “public health orders” their funding will be diverted to “unelected” public health authorities.
AVFCA Position: Actively Watch/Oppose
Status: ON HOLD

 

AB 2539 Public Health: Covid vaccination: proof of status (Choi): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2539)
Public or private entities requiring members of the public to provide documentation regarding vaccination status for any COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of receipt of any service or entrance to any place can accept a written medical record or government-issued digital medical record in satisfaction of the condition, as specified.
AVFCA Position: Oppose
Status: ON HOLD

 

 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): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1809)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-Letter-of-Support-re-AB-1809-Health.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Judiciary Committee. Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

SB 1149 Civil actions: agreements settling actions involving public health or safety (Leyva): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1149)
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 mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 2060 Medical Board of CA (Quirk):
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2060)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-Letter-of-Support-re-AB-2060-BP.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee. Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

SB 994 Vocational nursing: direction of naturopathic doctor (Jones):
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB994)
Revises the definition of vocational nursing to additionally include practice under the direction of a naturopathic doctor.
AVFCA Position: Support (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-Letter-of-Support-re-SB-994-BP.pdf)
Status: Passed Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee. Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Senate floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local State Senator or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 2146 Pesticides: midacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and acetamiprid: prohibited nonagricultural use (Bauer-Kahan): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2146)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-Letter-of-Support-re-AB-2146-ESTM.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee. Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 1817 Product safety: textile articles: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (Ting): (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1817)
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 (https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AVFCA-Letter-of-Support-re-AB-1817-ESTM.pdf)
Status: Passed Assembly Environmental, Safety & Toxic Materials Committee.  Will be heard on the Assembly floor mid-May
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

AB 2771 Cosmetic products: safety (Friedman):
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2771)
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. Referred to Assembly Health Committee.
Take Action:  Meet with your local Assembly Member or their staff sharing your support (https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/).

 

A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Supporting the following bills, but they have been put On Hold (likely defeated, but could still be brought back):

 

AB 1785 California Parents’ Bill of Rights Act (Davies):
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1785)
California would recognize certain rights, including, among others, the right of a parent or guardian to advise on the moral or religious training of their minor child. The bill would specify that the recognition of those rights does not preclude an employee of a local educational agency, as defined, from acting in the employee’s official capacity within the scope of the employee’s authority.
AVFCA Position: Support.
Status: ON HOLD

 

2022 CA Bills To Watch

A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Actively Watching the following bills.  These bills either fall within our mission and currently do not contain language that we support or oppose, but may become an issue if amended, or are bills which are outside of our mission but are of interest because they may affect our advocacy efforts in the future.  These may be issues you want to take a stand on personally.

SB 1018 Misinformation and Disinformation on Online Platforms (Pan) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1018): Would create a Department of Technology within the Government Operations Agency and require social platforms to publicly disclose how their algorithms work and to share the data for research purposes.

 

AB 2516 Health care coverage: HPV (Aguiar-Curry) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2516): Would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to cover the cost of HPV vaccination.

 

SB 1296 Viral surveillance program (Pan)
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1296)

 

AB1687 California Emergency Services Act: Governor’s powers: suspension of statutes and regulations (Seyarto) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1687): Would require the Governor to only temporarily suspend those statutes, ordinances, regulations, or rules in connection with the specific conditions of emergency proclaimed by the Governor.

 

AB 1795 Open meetings: remote participation (Fong) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1795): Would require state bodies, subject to existing exceptions, to provide all persons the ability to participate both in-person and remotely, as defined, in any meeting and to address the body remotely.

 

SB 1100      Open meetings: orderly conduct (Cortese) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1100): Would create a warning system and define "willfully interruption of a meeting" to determine when members of the legislative body conducting a meeting could authorize the removal of an individual.

 

⇄  SB 1464 Law enforcement: public health orders (Pan) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1464): Would require sheriffs and peace officers to enforce all orders of the State Department of Public Health or of the local health officer issued for the purpose of preventing the spread of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.

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