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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a hearing in the California State Assembly Committee on Education to vote on Assembly Bill 16 (AB 16). This bill was originally an HPV mandate but was unable to advance and has now been gutted and amended to remove HPV language and replace it with much more dangerous language. With only two days public notice, this bill was rammed through the Assembly Health committee last week on a vote of 10- 4.<br><br>
AB 16 WOULD REMOVE THE POWER FROM THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TO APPROVE NEW VACCINE MANDATES AND HAND IT OVER TO STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS. ALL NEW VACCINES RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC FOR CHILDREN WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY MANDATED FIVE YEARS LATER. Citizens would not be able to speak through their elected representatives and stop a new vaccine mandate, such as HPV vaccine, or stop any other new vaccine recommended by the CDC from being mandated.<br><br>
AB 16 REMOVES THE MEDICAL EXEMPTION, RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION AND PHILOSOPHICAL EXEMPTION TO VACCINATION AND REPLACES IT WITH A PARENTAL "BELIEF" EXEMPTION WHICH HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL OR LEGAL DEFENSE IF IT IS ELIMINATED IN THE FUTURE.<br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Removal of medical exemption implies there are no medical reasons to exempt and leaves doctors as enforcers of government policy without any moral or legal responsibility for preventing vaccine injuries and deaths. Removal of religious exemption ignores the validity of deeply held religious beliefs opposing vaccination and the right to religious freedom, which is protected under the First mendment. Exemption for philosophical or conscientiously held beliefs also has more legal standing than undefined parental "beliefs."</td>
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IF PASSED, THIS KIND OF LEGISLATION COULD SET PRECEDENT FOR OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW. California tends to lead the nation on some things. This has to stop.<br><br><br>
Rick Rollens, co-founder of the MIND Institute at UC- Davis and father of a vaccine injured autistic son, will be testifying against AB 16 tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4202 of the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA.<br><br>
If you want to make your views known about this bill, following is a list of those on the Committee who will vote on the bill tomorrow.<br><br>
California State Assembly Committee On Education Members<br><br><br>
Committee Members<br><br>
Gene Mullin - Chair<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-19<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2019<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.mullin% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Martin Garrick - Vice Chair<br><br>
District<br>
Rep-74<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2074<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.Garrick% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Julia Brownley<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-41<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2041<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.Brownley% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Joe Coto<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-23<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2023<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.coto% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Mike Eng<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-49<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2049<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.Eng%40asm. ca.gov> <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Loni Hancock<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-14<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2014<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.hancock% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Bob Huff<br><br>
District<br>
Rep-60<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2060<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.huff% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Betty Karnette<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-54<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2054<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.Karnette% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Alan Nakanishi<br><br>
District<br>
Rep-10<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2010<br><br>
E-mail<br>
Assemblymember. <mailto:Assemblymem ber.nakanishi% 40assembly. ca.gov><br>
[email protected] ca.gov<br><br>
Jose Solorio<br><br>
District<br>
Dem-69<br><br>
Phone<br>
(916) 319-2069
 

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You know, I get the feeling that too many people are beginning to refuse vaxes. This sort of stuff looks like an attempt to do an end run around a growing vaccine protest movement.<br><br>
I'm not in California, but people who are should be screaming their heads off over this.
 

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<a href="http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_16_bill_20061204_introduced.html" target="_blank">State of California Assembly Bill 16</a>
 

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As of last month, all my children have legally finished high school in this State, so my immediate job is finished. I need to continue to work for my future grandchildren and great grandchildren, for the future. Please if you are in CA, contact your assembly person and state senator. Contact the governor and tell him not to sign it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">.<br><br>
Honestly, your state is next!
 

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bumping this up...<br><br>
i tried to email all of the assembly-people...but i got emails back stating that they would only listen to those within their district...so i went to my particular assembly-person and did it through their website...<br><br>
hopefully he listens...grr<br><br>
peace...
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">5) Requires all vaccines recommended by ACIP after January 1, 2006, to be approved by the PHO after consultation with the CCLHO, if he or she finds that the vaccines are safe and necessary for the protection of public health, before being included in the requirement in #3) above. Prohibits the inclusion of vaccines recommended by the ACIP from being included within #3) above until July 1 of the fifth calendar year after the calendar year in which the ACIP recommends the new vaccine.</td>
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Oh, this is very convenient. They won't even need have to hold a vote in order to get a vaccine that's on the recommended list mandated - it will be automatic after five years.
 

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Do you think that's why they were getting the liability out of the way? Seems like there was a bunch of bills or something recently to protect pharma? or is it doctors? from vaccine damage lawsuits. Were they just getting that all down before pushing through stuff that would force people to vaccinate without exception?
 

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I haven't read the bill yet, but I don't see how it could remove the religious exemption when there isn't one currently. California only has medical and "personal beliefs" exemptions.
 

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No CA has all three exemptions available.<br><br><a href="http://www.909shot.com/state-site/California.htm" target="_blank">http://www.909shot.com/state-site/California.htm</a>
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>jeanine123</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7952646"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">No CA has all three exemptions available.<br><br><a href="http://www.909shot.com/state-site/California.htm" target="_blank">http://www.909shot.com/state-site/California.htm</a></div>
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Actually California technically has exemptions for medical and personal beliefs. Of course your personal beliefs can be based on religious beliefs, but there is no separate religious exemption in CA.
 

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Huh, interesting. I guess I figured philosophical and religious would be completely separate. I don't know, I guess I find it interesting that a lot of states have religious but not philosophical so I figured a state with philosophical would have a separate religious waiver too. Now I'm wondering if they can repeal the philosophical waiver....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I figured a state with philosophical would have a separate religious waiver too. Now I'm wondering if they can repeal the philosophical waiver....</div>
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Oh don't worry, it will never be repealed. In fact, the number of states enacting personal/philosophical beliefs has only been growing. At least a dozen states that I know of have legislation pending, although it can take a few years to get it passed.<br><br>
There are a few states with philos that include religious beliefs in the personal belief exemption. Texas is another one.
 

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I'm in CA, and was wondering what this means. I don't have the time right now to read through it and decipher it with my sleepless mind.<br>
Basically I'm asking if I need to move to another state. What rights I do really have? I assumed I had religious, but my understanding now is that I don't.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:<br><br>
SECTION 1. The Legislature find and declares all of the following:<br><br>
(a) Pediatric immunizations have proven to be one of the most<br>
successful and cost-effective public health interventions of the 20th<br>
century. Immunization programs have led to eradication of smallpox,<br>
measles, and poliomyelitis in regions of the world, and substantial<br>
reductions in the morbidity and mortality attributed to diphtheria,<br>
tetanus, and pertussis. Worldwide, millions of childhood deaths are<br>
prevented by vaccinations every year.<br>
(b) State laws on compulsory immunization, which require children<br>
to be vaccinated against a multitude of serious contagious diseases<br>
prior to entry into school or day care, have played a key role in the<br>
success of pediatric immunization programs and help ensure maximum<br>
immunization rates to protect individuals as well as the general<br>
population.<br><br>
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I'm literally feeling sick to my stomach.
 

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<a href="http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm" target="_blank">http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm</a><br><br>
If you click on the last bill AB 16 - Hernandez, you'll find the latest info on it.<br><br>
Here is that update page.<br><br><a href="http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm" target="_blank">http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Date of Hearing: April 25, 2007<br><br>
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION<br>
Gene Mullin, Chair<br>
AB 16 (Hernandez) - As Amended: April 16, 2007<br><br>
SUBJECT : Pupil immunizations.<br><br>
SUMMARY : Prohibits, commencing July 1, 2009, a pupil from being unconditionally admitted to any public or private school or<br>
child care unless prior to his or her first admission he or she<br>
has been fully immunized, as specified. Specifically, this<br>
bill :<br><br>
1)Repeals existing laws relating to the full immunization of<br>
persons prior to admission into private and public<br>
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This is going to pass unless there is a MAJOR outcry.
 

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the update page wasn't updated yet! I researched the Internet and can find no reference to this. I guess they just try to slip this stuff through the cracks with no media coverage. It's a democrat physician that started this bill, he should be shot! (No pun intended.) Even though I don't live in California, if they get away with this, they'll be trying it everywhere else. THis definitely affects ALL Americans.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Even though I don't live in California, if they get away with this, they'll be trying it everywhere else. THis definitely affects ALL Americans.</div>
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There are already other states doing this for school entry. In many states "full immunization" means immunized according to the current CDC recommended schedule.
 
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