California Bill to Restrict Vaccine Medical Exemptions Passes: ‘SB 714 is Going to Be a Mockery of Democracy’

California Bill to Restrict Vaccine Medical Exemptions Passes: ‘SB 714 is Going to Be a Mockery of Democracy’

California children receive 50 doses of 14 different vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

Thousands of parents and grandparents traveled to the California State Capitol Monday from all across California to protest SB 2761 which would disallow the vaccination medical exemptions parents were receiving from family physicians, and its companion bill SB 714,2 hastily gutted and amended, and disingenuously shoved through the Assembly and Senate without any policy hearings.

Several protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance of the State Capitol parking garage.

The bills would order the California Department of Public Health to investigate and discipline doctors who grant more than five medical exemptions in a year, in schools with immunization rates under 95 percent.

Today’s headlines are misleading: Anti-vaccine activists arrested at CA Capitol over law and Anti-Vaccination Protesters Demonstrate At Capitol.

California Globe interviewed many of these protesters. The majority are not anti-vaccination parents; they are protesting the State’s rigid mandatory vaccine schedule, and the attempt by the Legislature to disallow medical exemptions, even for already vaccine-injured children.

Another sub-headline said: California’s governor signed bills intended to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations.

Except, of the fraudulent exemptions3 cases that the Medical Board of California has investigated to date, there have been no fraudulent medical exemptions found.

SB 276, by Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), was jammed4 through the Legislature last week at record speed, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom saying he had his own set of amendments he wanted included.

So SB 714, also by Sen. Pan, was gutted and amended (see graphic below) over the weekend to include the Governor’s changes. On Monday the bill was bypassed by the Assembly which had suspended the rules to do this, and voted on in the Senate within hours.

Presenting SB 714, Sen. Richard Pan said it was “agreed to in the Assembly.” Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula) asked for the bill to at least be heard in the Senate Health Committee prior to the Senate voting on it, warning “SB 714 is going to be a mockery of democracy,” to not have one policy hearing. His motion was shot down 27-11 along party lines. Following the vote, a man sitting up in the Senate gallery shouted, “You’re killing our children.” He was promptly removed by the Capitol police.

“We are talking past each other,” Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) said. He noted that members of the Senate seemed more concerned about bobcats than children with anaphylactic shock received from vaccines. “This bill is now vindictive,” he added. “This Legislature is even scaring our medical community.”

Sen. Moorlach spoke passionately about his cousin’s son Robby, who was developmentally disabled, never learned to talk or walk. “Having a disabled child is a full-time obligation… that’s what these people fear,” he said. He asked colleagues to consider the potential of allergic reactions infants and toddlers can have from vaccines, before they voted on SB 714.

The Latin inscription emblazoned over the dais of the State Senate Chamber says, “Senatoris est civitatis libertatem tueri”—It is the duty of the senators to protect the liberty of the citizens, Sen. Brian Jones said. “This is an abuse of power, and an abuse of the legislative process. There is no impeding crisis today.”

Jones asked Senate colleagues what the crisis was that required lawmakers to “ram through this process.”

“A couple thousand people came to a hearing with their vaccine-injured children,” said Sen. Jeff Stone, a pharmacist. He said at the hearing in which he was the chairman, seeing the vaccine-injured children really resonated for him that while rare, there are children who suffer lifelong disabilities from reactions from vaccinations. “Allow the exemption process to continue,” he said. “It’s less than once percent… these parents are trying to protect their children.” He said the few vaccine exemptions granted would not have any impact on the herd immunity of communities.

“The cure is worse than the disease itself for some,” Stone said. “Give parents a peace of mind. I’m begging you, vote no on SB 714.”

Sen. Jones, pleading with Senators “to withdraw SB 714 and petition the Governor to veto SB 276,” quoted Thomas Jefferson to make his point: “A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), a co-sponsor of SB 276, posted this tyrannical comment on Twitter Monday:

Her Tweet elicited many responses, such as this one:

Did you seriously just say “yet”?! I thought this bill was created because of all the fraudulent MEs?! I’m so glad the co-author of the bill has admitted that NO fraudulent MEs have been found!! @GavinNewsom . how much more do you need before you #VetoSB276

Many of the parents protesting outside Gov. Newsom’s office asked aloud how many of the vaccines Gov. Newsom’s four small children have had. Others asked how many of the Legislators who voted to pass these two bills even know when they received their booster shots, and how many they received.

I received four vaccines5 as a child. Today’s children receive6 50 doses by age six, and 69 by age 18. The Centers for Disease Control reports that one child in six in America suffers with learning and behavior disorders while millions more suffer with asthma, diabetes and other chronic allergic and autoimmune diseases, likely related to vaccinations.

In 1953, the CDC recommended 16 doses of 4 vaccines (smallpox, DPT) between two months and age six. In 1983, the CDC recommended 23 doses of 7 vaccines (DPT, MMR, polio) between two months and age six. In 2013, the CDC recommended 50 doses of 14 vaccines between day of birth and age six and 69 doses of 16 vaccines between day of birth and age 18.

Recently, in a California Globe op ed,3 Attorney Mary Holland asked, “When a physician decides that a child is too medically fragile to receive a vaccine, but is not allowed to submit a medical exemption because it is not a listed CDC contraindication, and that child suffers a life-threatening reaction, such as multiple seizures or encephalitis (both listed on vaccine manufacturer inserts), is the doctor liable, or the state official who denied the exemption?”

Sen. Pan has not answered this question to date. However, he says his bills are needed to “keep children safe from preventable diseases.”

Gov. Newsom signed SB 276 and SB 714.

Newsom’s amendments will grandfather in all medical exemptions prior to January 1, 2020, when SB 276 goes in to effect. However, a student who previously received an exemption would need to obtain a new exemption before entering kindergarten or 7th grade, or when newly enrolling in a school district or school.

“This legislation provides new tools to better protect public health, and does so in a way that ensures parents, doctors, public health officials and school administrators all know the rules of the road moving forward,” Newsom said in a statement.

(photo credit: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)


This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. It was originally published by the California Globe. Kate Grimes is the editor of the California Globe. She is a long-time investigative journalist covering the California State Capitol.

References:

1 Senate Bill No. 276. California Legislative Information.
2 Senate Bill No. 714. California Legislative Information.
3 Holland M. SB 276 Will Violate the Doctor-Patient Relationship by Eliminating Medical Exemptions. California Globe Aug. 26, 2019.
4 Grimes K. LeaSen. Pan Jamming Gov. Newsom on Vaccine Exemption Bill? California Globe Sept. 4, 2019.
5 Vaccine History: Developments by Year. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
6 Vaccination. National Vaccine Information Center. 

15 Responses to "California Bill to Restrict Vaccine Medical Exemptions Passes: ‘SB 714 is Going to Be a Mockery of Democracy’"

  1. Colorado   September 11, 2019 at 10:36 am

    https://noqreport.com/2019/09/10/rfk-jr-hammers-anti-choice-democrats-forced-vaccines-stooges-big-pharma/

    “RFK, Jr. hammers anti-choice Democrats for forced vaccines, being stooges for Big Pharma”

    MUST LISTEN. People whom vote for mandatory vaccinations should be sent to prison. Stop arguing about the blatant violations of our liberties and rights. Start arguing for forceful resistance and demanding jail time for those violating the rights of others. It’s time for citizens to start making arrests themselves.

    Still waiting on the vaccine commission that Trump promised. Still waiting.

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  2. David L   September 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Who are those responsible for the incredible mess that the present day generation of Americans, especially New York and California find themselves in? A series of inexplicable decisions by our elected lawmakers and corporate executives have paved the way to the crisis we must deal with now. Corruption has grown entrenched, like an inoperable cancer, into nearly every organ of our establishment.
    We must heed the words of one of America’s greatest statesmen, Thomas Jefferson: The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. Experience has shown, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large…
    Perhaps its fate that like the 4th of July, we will once again start to be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution — but from health annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist in the manner we choose. We decide what to put into our bodies, not a lawmaker or pharmaceutical corporation. Now we are engaged in what can only be seen as a great civil war, testing whether our nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. The time has come for everyone who wants to be healthy and for the masses to speak out and campaign against the deliberate attacks on censorship of information and independent science, informed consent and the things potentially harmful to our health. An electronic burning of the books has begun. We must rally against policies that are being enacted by the corrupted lawmakers on behalf of the pharmaceutical corporations who have been profiting from the agenda to sicken the nation in the name of disease prevention and health. Rather than directing negativity toward the so-called “anti-vaxxers” and blindly labeling them anti-science, we should be demanding more science, and decrying pharma’s influence over those who were put there to protect and serve the public and not corporate profits.
    It is no longer ok to poison our bodies, our food, our water, our air, and our environment. It is not ok to have vaccines that are not properly tested, have thousands of reports of harm and then force or coerce people to take them regardless of genetic issues, risk or, religious and personal beliefs instead of a focus on improving the safety. The greed of one corporation harms all as well and must be stopped. Those who are pushing vaccines and pharmaceuticals for money are being harmed by those who push glyphosate and gmos over health, and they are being harmed by those who push Emfs and 5g over health, and they are being harmed by those who push fluoride and biosolids over health, and they are being harmed by those who push plastic and chemicals over health, mercury amalgams and on and on. Greed of one harms all. Profits over peoples health must end. If we cannot look within as a nation and see that, then there is no hope for humanity to survive. We must change and do the right thing for the sake of humanity which truly now hangs on a precipice.
    The world may little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it will never forget what we can start. It is not just for you, but for all the living, and future generations that we are here, to now dedicate here to the great task remaining before us – the unfinished work so these catastrophic mistakes will not continue. That this nation, under God, shall have a new rebirth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
    There have been certain points in human history where people have stood up to strong destructive forces against what often appeared to be insurmountable odds. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothings going to change. The fact its just not.
    This is the new civil rights movement. Alone, a snowflake. But together, an avalanche. Its time to join and not be silent. Begun, the health wars has… Peopleoverprofit

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    • Awake   September 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      Well said? psychpaths are running the world, with no care, critical thinking at all, just greed!!!!Empathy and real compassion are rarely seen today. I am vaxxed damaged and it is not a life. I am sick, in constant pain and cannot work. But am unable to ‘prove’ it was vaxx. I know it was and it has ruied my life. Poisons cannot make you healthy! No such thing as herd immunity with vaxx, total bull shit statement. Lies and greed win over everything. But in the end its going to destroy everyone and everything. Psychopaths and Narcissists need to be removed from power. We need to start wanting and valueing genuineness, kindness, critical thinking, empathy and compassion over bullying, manipulation, narcississim, win at all costs mentality, for real and true change to occur in all aspects of society?

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  3. Lisa   September 13, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    If you think this will stop here, stop with vaccines or stop with children, think again. And DO NOT vote for anyone who wants you to have gov’t healthcare.
    -RN

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  4. PKP   September 14, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Correct Lisa. Can’t you see it?…….In the future if government controlled healthcare is enacted……: “No, we will not cover your…..(doctor/ER visit, prescription, labs, xrays, hospital stay, surgery, anything) until you and your children are fully vaccinated of all 1,478 preventable diseases.”

    They just want more control of the masses. I still don’t see how “healthcare” is a human right, ahead of food and housing. Literally nobody is fighting for free food and housing, but they are chanting for the government to pay everyone’s medical bills. That is not healthcare mind you, when the government payments your medical bills, THEY will dictate what care you may have, who will provide it, and when it’s time for you to end treatment and simply die. Who would want this? Does this make sense? No.

    Just imagine the possibilities of tyrannical healthcare we’d have…..: “Well, there’s a 51% chance your baby will be born with a birth defect. If you do not comply with the policy to abort the pregnancy, all future medical care, including the birth, for both yourself and the child will be denied.” This is not difficult for me to imagine, and it’ll happen in a California first!

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  5. George   September 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    EVERY POLITICIAN WHO VOTED FOR THIS TOTALITARIAN TYRANNICAL BILL MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY CHILD INJURED, MAIMED, OR KILLED BY A MANDATED VACCINE. THAT INCLUDES RICHARD PAN, THE MASS MURDERING SENATOR AND PEDIATRICIAN, AND GAVIN NEWSOM, OUR NEWLY ELECTED SOCIALIST DICTATOR. We must not allow the “state” to dictate to us what we can and cannot put into our bodies. OUR BODIES OUR CHOICE. NO VACCINE HAS EVER PROVEN TO BE SAFE and the science behind them is mostly fraudulent. NEVER has an inert placebo been used to show the difference between a real vaccine and the so called placebo. All placebo’s contain the same poisons as the real shots, so of course they claim there is no difference between them! THE TRUTH IS VACCINES KILL, MAIM, AND INJURE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU. There is no real science proving their safety OR effectiveness! SB 277 and 276 MUST BE OVERTURNED, MUST BE DEFEATED, AND MUST NOT BE ALLOWED IN A FREE SOCIETY. Parents I hope you will RESIST these dangerous, illegal, unconstitutional and tyrannical laws before your child is injured or worse.

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    • JJ5   September 17, 2019 at 9:38 am

      The day after the bill passed. Hundreds of families in San Diego received subpoenas with their doctors & kids names listed. They have begun the process just one day after it passed to go after and investigate any doctors that may have been knowledgeable in vaccine reactions. I now understand why they are doing that because the bill was so poorly written, if they can shut down the few doctors who were willing to help before they will inactivate any grandfathered exemptions that physician wrote. So it begins!

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  6. Nathalie   September 14, 2019 at 10:35 am

    David, thank you for your eloquent and thoughtful post. One very troublesome issue in all this and particularly at a time when we are preparing for a new presidential election is that while all Democrats are denouncing the big corporations and their grip on all, they are also the one most blind about the danger of vaccines and the ones pushing for strict mandates! they talk of freedom and yet are very quick to prevent the very fundamental freedom of choice in a very personal health matter- vaccines. i wrote to several Democrat senators about their uneducated stands on vaccines and to several candidates for the next presidential election… no one replied!

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  7. Helen   September 14, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Dr. Richard Pan received money from the pharmaceutical companies:
    https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

    I’m sure he receives a lot more that we don’t know about.

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  8. JA   September 14, 2019 at 11:32 am

    We have been preparing to move for the last year. We homeschool, but dont think for one second we arent on the chopping block for this stuff. We are probably next. We are moving to a midwest/southern state that has not wavierd in its stance on personal/medical/religious exemptions in years and has homeschooling built into the state constitution with parental rights protection.
    We dont beleive this is going to ever get reversed we do beleive it is going to continue to the tune of 100’s more prohibitions, it wont stop with this issue. it will continue. We imagine ca future will require papers just to enter down the road.
    We wont be coming back. Get out while you can. This is not an issue the common people are going to overcome. These bills arent even being passed by a vote in the general election. They are passing these through “comiitees” which is unconstitutional. CA no lnger runs its state according to the consitution. This is quite evedent. That means its passed the point that the people can ever change this. This is the future. and there is more the come. The only way forward is to exit. Take care all.

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    • JM   September 14, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      Hi JA,
      Which state that is?

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  9. Colorado   September 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    And now do a study for how many of these legislators family members children are struck down by sudden illnesses. And it’s also important to know if they’ve abided their own rules. They’re digging the graves of their and others family members for a donation dollar.

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  10. kapoore   September 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    When I go to the meetings of my Assemblymember, which is the only way to actually see him in person, I’m going to be looking around for allies–maybe 2nd amendment people, maybe parttime workers now out of work, maybe those opposed to 5G, whatever. All these groups need to form a new coalition to fight back against the Democratic majority that is running the state and ruining so many lives. We need to find allies to counter those who support these bills.

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  11. Marene Mayer   September 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Colorado……….I would second your question…….how many legislation family members children have been damaged by Vaccines? I know bringing my baby up in the early 70’s they would Never Vaccinate a child with even a Cold………now they shoot up everyone with any kind of illness. I live in Calif. – and I am very saddened about this New Law. My son had Bad Reaction to vaccines…..and they were a lot less. My Pediatrician said “no more” for him. Then I learned why much later. I never had any problem with him getting through Grammar, High School or Collage. My Grandchildren are now going through Vaccines, but luckily my daughter-in-law has been able to Space out. And we give them a Homeopathic before and after their shots. The argument I think is…….not everyone shows bad reactions at first…..compared to some……..so they must be “Safe”. However, I know the damages can show up Years later. I truly Pray for all Parents today.

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  12. Concerned   September 15, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Thank you for your coverage on this issue, Katy. Would you please review/update the information in the following sentence:
    “The bills would order the California Department of Public Health to investigate and discipline doctors who grant more than five medical exemptions in a year, in schools with immunization rates under 95 percent.”

    I believe the threshold is FOUR (as in 5 or more exemptions written trigger investigation).

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