A group of seven California lawmakers are introducing measures that coerce people, including young children, into taking COVID vaccines. Another proposed bill aims censor criticism of vaccines, especially from doctors. The seven lawmakers who are pushing the severe vaccine policies are: Senators Richard Pan, Scott Wiener, Josh Newman, and Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks, Akilah Weber, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, and Evan Low.
Here is a list of the proposed bills:
AB1993: COVID-19 Requirement for Employers and Employees: This bill would require businesses to fire any employee or independent contractors not vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they get an exemption for a medical condition, disability, or religious belief. California would be the first state to impose Covid-19 vaccine mandates at ALL workplaces, and would include contractors. It would require new hires to have at least one dose by their start date, and a second dose within 45 days. The testing option was removed from the proposed legislation.
SB871: COVID-19 Requirement for Schools and Daycare: This bill requires COVID-19 vaccination for students of all public or private elementary or secondary schools, childcare centers, day nurseries, nursery schools, family day care homes, or development centers. The bill also removes the personal belief exemption for all vaccines as long as the California State Department of Public Health deems the vaccination appropriate. Homeschoolers and students with medical exemptions will not have to comply with this mandate.
SB866: Minor Consent: This bill allows minors 12 and older to consent to ANY vaccine without parental permission or notification as long as the vaccine 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).
AB-1797: Immunization registry: This bill would make updates to the current California Immunization Registry ensuring that all vaccine providers input vaccination data into the registry. Required data will include racial demographic information so state officials can see which communities aren’t vaccinating their children. And it will give school administrators greater access to the registry to determine a child’s vaccination status.
AB 2098: AB-2098 Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct: This legislation would make it “unprofessional conduct” for doctors licensed under the Medical and Osteopathic boards of California to share “false” information about COVID, treatments for the virus and vaccines.
The Washington Examiner stated that “California has a Democratic supermajority that has overwhelmingly favored vaccines, so the bills are almost certain to pass.”
The lawmakers are also considering vaccine-related legislation that focuses on consumers entering businesses.