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2022 CALIFORNIA BILLS

The California State Legislature has 3/4ths Democrats (a super-supermajority) in both the 80-member State Assembly and the 40-member State Senate. SaveCalifornia.com is researching and tracking the worst and best bills in this 2022 legislative session.

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PRIORITY ASSEMBLY FLOOR ALERT
MAY 20 UPDATE: Please participate with SaveCalifornia.com in fighting the 3 worst Democrat bills on the Assembly floor.
AB 2098 punishing good doctors who know more about Covid than the medical establishment (can be voted upon as soon as Monday, May 23), AB 1797 creating a statewide database tracking whether Californians have been jabbed or not (can come up for a floor vote on Tuesday, May 24), and AB 2223 functionally legalizing infantide (can also be voted upon May 24).

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List of Bills, Status, What They Do, and more

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STATE ASSEMBLY BILLS 

Dividing Californians by a statewide database tracking "vaccination status"
AB 1797 by 6 Democrats (3 in the State Assembly, 3 in the State Senate) would create a database tracking the "Covid vaccination" status -- and "race or ethnicity" of most Californians. A statewide "vaccine registry" like this would unfairly discriminate against and segregate conscientious Californians who don't want a particular injection or injections. Those who "got all their shots" would be good citizens, and those who don't would be suspect, even deemed an enemy of "public health" or "public safety."

The Democrat-controlled Legislative Counsel's office says AB 1797 would "require health care providers and other agencies, including schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies to disclose the specified immunization information, and would add the patient’s or client’s race or ethnicity to the list of information that shall or may be disclosed. By imposing new duties on schools and county human services agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program ... This bill would .... additionally authorize schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies to use the specified immunization information for the COVID-19 public health emergency, to perform immunization status assessments of pupils, adults, and clients to ensure health and safety."

Status | Votes: After passing the Assembly Appropriations Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against), AB 1797 could come up for a vote on the Assembly floor as soon as Tuesday, May 24. Previously, this bill was placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee's "suspense file," and needed to pass committee by its May 20 deadline to send bills to the Assembly floor. On April 27, this bill passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly Education Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against), and was referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. On April 26, this bill was approved by the Democrat-controlled Assembly Health Committee and sent to the Assembly Education Committee. Voting yes were 9 Democrats and independent Chad Mayes; voting no were the committee's three Republicans; not voting were Democrats Adrin Nazarian and Luz Rivas.
Contact 28 Democrat "deciding votes" on the Assembly floor


Punishing doctors who know and say the facts about Covid -- attacking medical ethics, informed consent, and the doctor-patient relationship
AB 2098 by 6 Democrats (4 in the State Assembly, 2 in the State Senate) would label as "misinformation or disinformation" anything a physician said or did that "was contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus to an extent where its dissemination constitutes gross negligence," which, if so, would prohibit the doctor from practicing medicine. For its initial practical purposes, this bill would attack and harm physicians who have studied the reality of many adverse reactions to vaccines and who support medical freedom. 

Not only does AB 2098 infringe on freedom of speech in the U.S. and California constitutions, it blatantly violates the Hippocratic oath of doctors to "do no harm or injustice" to patients. Because if certain facts inform physicians that the State of California is recommending medical treatment that is unnecessary, ineffective, or harmful, doctors will be punished for doing good, patients will be denied informed consent, and the doctor-patient relationship will be shattered.

Status | Votes: This bill is on Assembly floor awaiting a May 23 vote (was skipped over in both the May 16 and 19 floor sessions). On May 11, this bill passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee -- Democrats for, Republicans against. On April 19 this bad bill passed the Democrat-run Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.
Contact 28 Democrat "deciding votes" on the Assembly floor


Permitting the killing of newborn babies days, weeks, or months after birth
AB 2223 would shield a mother from civil and criminal charges for any "acts or omissions" related to her pregnancy, last month reading, "including ... perinatal death due to a pregnancy-related cause," with a May 19 amendment changing that to "including ... perinatal death due to causes that occurred in utero." Yet the amendment doesn't change the functional result. By discouraging law enforcement for investigating "perinatal deaths," AB 2223 would permit killings of newborns up to year after birth. The MedicineNet website definition of perinatal period is "starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and ends 1 to 4 weeks after birth." However, others say the perinatal period is "up to a year after giving birth."

"Perinatal" is not defined by the bill or in existing California law; neither is "causes that occurred in utero." This broad phase could mean several things, including "causes" such as postpartum depression (estimated to be 1 in 5 mothers), "that occurred" while her baby was still "in utero." Or the "perinatal death" of her months-old or even year-old baby could not be investigated or prosecuted because of a "cause...that occurred" during her late-term pregnancy -- if she decided she didn't want to keep the child, and ended up killing her already-born baby. Yet under the overly-broad and undefined AB 2223, the "cause" of the "perinatal death" began or "occurred" while her child was still "in utero." And consider that a mother who purposely suffocated her several-months-old baby, under AB 2223, could claim the baby had an illness while in her womb, and was born, but died months later from it -- even a fake story could not be investigated, since AB 2223 tells law enforcement to stay away, under threat of punishment. 

In light of this subjective and overly-broad phrase, and the fines and costs and potential losses to keep law enforcement away from investigating deaths of young infants, AB 2223 would functionally permit this killing of newborns (infanticide) by penalizing any law enforcement personnel that investigate. As AB 2223 states, "For purpose of establishing liability pursuant to this subdivision, the criminal investigation, arrest, or prosecution, or threat of investigation, arrest, or prosecution, of a person with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, constitutes “threat, intimidation, or coercion." This means coroners and police will avoid investigating, and district attorneys will avoid prosecuting, infant deaths. No matter how you look at it, AB 2223 would give a green light to baby-killers.

From the bill's May 19, 2022 amended version: 

SEC. 9. Section 123469 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
123469. (a) A party aggrieved by conduct or regulation in violation of this article may bring a civil action against an offending state actor in a state superior court.
(b) Whoever denies a right protected by this article, or aids, incites, or conspires in that denial, is liable for each and every offense for the actual damages suffered by any person denied that right and, in addition, all of the following:
(1) An amount to be determined by a jury, or a court sitting without a jury, for exemplary damages.
(2) A civil penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), to be awarded to the person denied the right protected by this article.
(3) Preventive relief, including permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or other order against the person or persons responsible for the conduct, as the complainant deems necessary to ensure the full enjoyment of the rights described in this article" and "Upon a motion, a court shall award reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, including expert witness fees and other litigation expenses, to a plaintiff who is a prevailing party in an action brought pursuant to this section. In awarding reasonable attorney’s fees, the court shall consider the degree to which the relief obtained relates to the relief sought.
(4) Upon a motion, a court shall award reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, including expert witness fees and other litigation expenses, to a plaintiff who is a prevailing party in an action brought pursuant to this section. In awarding reasonable attorney’s fees, the court shall consider the degree to which the relief obtained relates to the relief sought.
(c) An action under subdivision (b) shall be commenced within three years of the alleged practice violation of this article.
(d) (1) A party aggrieved by conduct or regulation in violation of this article may also bring a civil action pursuant to Section 52.1 of the Civil Code. Notwithstanding Section 821.6 of the Government Code, a civil action pursuant to Section 52.1 of the Civil Code may be based upon instituting or prosecuting any judicial or administrative proceeding in violation of this article.
(2) For purpose of establishing liability pursuant to this subdivision, the criminal investigation, arrest, or prosecution, or threat of investigation, arrest, or prosecution, of a person with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, constitutes “threat, intimidation, or coercion” pursuant to Section 52.1 of the Civil Code.
(e) Sections 825, 825.2, 825.4, and 825.6 of the Government Code, providing for indemnification of an employee or former employee of a public entity, apply to any cause of action brought under this section against an employee or former employee of a public entity.

Attorney Susan Arnall of the California-based Right to Life League writes, "In California under AB 2223, former Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who murdered three infants born alive after botched abortions, could not be prosecuted. And incredibly, someone like Gosnell who helped a California mother kill her newborn after birth will actually have a cause of action to sue police for investigating the matter if AB 2223 becomes law."

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against). AB 2223 could come up for a vote on the Assembly floor as soon as Tuesday, May 24. This bill had been on the "suspense file" of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which had to pass it by May 20 or it would have died in committee). On April 19, this infanticide bill passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly Health Committee, with 11 Democrats voting "yes," all 3 Republicans voting "no," and the Legislature's sole "independent," Chad Mayes, not voting. See our report on the Assembly Judiciary Committee vote on AB 2223, where six Democrats vote "yes," two Republicans voted "no," and one Republican abstained.
Top alert: Urge 28 "deciding vote" assemblymembers to oppose AB 2223 on the floor


STATE SENATE BILLS

Threatening children with coerced vaccines behind parents' backs
SB 866 authored by 9 Democrats (3 in the State Senate, 6 in the State Assembly) would permit California children 12 and older to be injected with any number of vaccines without parental notification or consent. But minors 12 and over can't buy alcohol or cigarettes or drive or vote, so how can they make life-altering decisions without parental input? And can a minor give informed consent if they don't know their own medical history? What's more, can anyone safely treat a minor without knowing his or her medical history? And will minors be able to decline vaccines without coercion or threats? And if fathers and mothers are cut out, how will they knowledgeably intervene if their child suffers an adverse reaction?

SB 866 attacks the family unit by letting bad teachers pull away children from their fathers and mothers and manipulate them into injections of risky substances that their parents oppose. Anti-parent tactics are becoming more blatant in hospitals, anti-family crimes are already happening. SB 866 would throw gasoline on the fire of the evil philosophy that believes children don't belong to parents.

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill was sent to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing. On May 12, SB 866 passed the Senate floor by 1 vote (21 yes votes is a majority vote in the 40-member State Senate). Voting yes were 21 Democrats (Atkins, Becker, Bradford, Cortese, Dodd, Durazo, Eggman, Glazer, Gonzalez, Hertzberg, Kamlager, Laird, Limón, McGuire, Newman, Pan, Portantino, Skinner, Umberg, Wieckowski, Wiener); voting no were 6 Republicans (Borgeas, Jones, Melendez, Nielsen, Ochoa Bogh, Wilk) and 2 Democrats (Hueso and Hurtado); abstaining or absent were 8 Democrats (Allen, Archuleta, Caballero, Leyva, Min, Roth, Rubio, Stern) and 3 Republicans (Bates, Dahle, Grove, who all had excused absences from the State Capitol that day). Initially abstaining was Democrat Monique Limón of Santa Barbara, only to then vote yes to be the 21st vote to pass SB 866; Republican Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita came in before the session ended and voted no. On May 5, this bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee. Voting yes on this bill eliminating parental consent for vaccines for children as young as 12 years old were 7 Democrats: Tom Umberg of Orange County, Maria Durazo of Los Angeles, Lena Gonzalez of Long Beach, John Laird of the Central Coast, Mike McGuire of the North Coast (added to the May 5 committee when regular committee members Anna Cabalerro and Bob Hertzberg avoid the committee entirely), Bob Wieckowski of Alameda and Santa Clara counties, and SB 866 author Scott Wiener of San Francisco. See our May 5 update
Contact 28 Democrat "deciding votes" on the Assembly floor

Forcing healthcare insurers to brainwash their employees and lead astray patients 
SB 923
 by San Francisco "LGBTQIA+" activist Democrat Scott Wiener (see real photos) would force health insurers to force their employees and contractors into "cultural competency training" to brainwash them into unscientifically thinking there are more than two sexes, that biology does not define one's sex, and that cutting off healthy body parts isn't insane.

In addition, SB 923 would trample the free speech of health insurers by forcing them -- under threat of sanctions -- to promote the notion of "sex change" and the cutting off of healthy body parts in their diagnosis and prognosis, in their counseling, and by publishing on their websites "a list of in-network providers who offer and have provided gender-affirming services, including, but not limited to, feminizing mammoplasty, male chest reconstruction, mastectomy, facial feminization surgery, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, penectomy, orchiectomy, feminizing genitoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, scrotoplasty, voice masculinization or feminization, hormone therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions, gender-affirming gynecological care, or voice therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions."

From the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel’s Digest: "This bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan, a PACE organization, a health care service plan, or a health insurer, as specified, to require its staff and contracted providers to complete evidence-based cultural competency training for the purpose of providing trans-inclusive health care, as defined, for individuals who identify as TGI. The will bill would specify the required components of the training and would make use of any training curricula subject to approval by the respective departments. The bill would require an individual to complete a refresher course if a complaint has been filed filed, and a decision has been made in favor of the complainant, against that individual for not providing trans-inclusive health care, or on a more frequent basis if deemed necessary. The bill would require the respective departments to develop and implement procedures, and would authorize them to impose sanctions, to ensure compliance with the above-described provisions. The bill would also require the plan, organization, or insurer to annually and publicly report certain information relating to compliance, monitoring, and any related complaints or grievances ... This bill would require those plans, by July 31, 2023, to also include a list of in-network providers who offer and have provided gender-affirming services, as specified. The bill would require the public internet website of those plans to allow provider searches based on that specialty. Because a violation of these new requirements would be a crime under the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program."

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed Senate Appropriations Committee (voting yes were Democrat state senators Kamlager, Laird, Portantino, Wieckowski; voting no were Republicans Bates and Jones; abstaining was Democrat Bradford). The bill was quickly sent to the floor, deemed read a second time, and can be voted upon Monday, May 23. Previously, this bill is set for May 16 hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee, which has a May 20 deadline to pass it. On April 6, this bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Health Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against). Now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee, composed of 5 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
Urge your state senator to oppose SB 923

Invading privacy and censoring constitutional, conservative voices of truth
SB 1018 by Democrat State Senator Richard Pan, per its May 2 amendments, would require public disclose of how social media platform operators dealt with "content violating platform policies" and where that content was shared. As such, this tyrannical bill would try pressure big, medium, and small tech to ban conservative voices and allow California's Democrat-controlled government and its tyrannical allies to track who is sharing this "violating content" with whom. It's both an invasion of privacy and promoting censorship, which is a true violation of the First Amendment.

SB 1018 would require social media platform operators to publicly disclose "a statistically representative sampling of public comment" and "whether the content has been determined to violate the platform's policies," "its use of algorithms and metrics," "content moderation and content violating platform policies," "the extent to which the user chose to follow the account that originated or spread the violating content, and, if so, whether that account had been recommended to the user by the platform," "statistics regarding the number of times violating content was viewed by users and the number of users who viewed it," and "estimates by the platform about the prevalence of violating content."

According to the author, “I introduced Senate Bill 1018 to address the amplification of misinformation and disinformation on online platforms by requiring platforms to publicly disclose how their algorithms work and to share data for research purposes. Ultimately, we shouldn't have to wait for whistleblowers, like the Facebook whistleblower, to understand how platforms have been negatively influencing our lives, including our ability to stop this pandemic that has not only killed nearly 1 million Americans, but has disabled so many people as well. Transparency will allow the public to make informed decisions, and lawmakers and researchers need this necessary information so we can hold online platforms accountable and also set standards.”

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against). It can be voted upon on the Senate floor as soon as Tuesday, May 24. Previously, on April 26, this bill was approved by the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, with all 9 Democrats voting yes, and both Republicans voting no. Previously, on April 18, this bill was withdrawn from the the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
Urge your state senator to oppose SB 1018


Kicking out peaceful citizens who are angry with what local politicians are doing
SB 1100 by Democrat State Senator Dave Cortese of Santa Clara County authorizes members of a legislative body to remove an individual for subjective, anti-free-speech reasons.

According to the Legislative Counsel, under the April 7 amendments:
This bill would authorize the presiding member of the legislative body conducting a meeting to remove an individual for disrupting the meeting. The bill would define “disrupting” for this purpose.

And the new, operative language of the bill is as follows:

SEC. 2. Section 54957.95 is added to the Government Code, to read:
54957.95. (a) In addition to authority exercised pursuant to Sections 54954.3 and 54957.9, the presiding member of the legislative body conducting a meeting may remove an individual for disrupting the meeting.
(b) As used in this section, “disrupting” means engaging in behavior during a meeting of a legislative body that actually disrupts, disturbs, impedes, or renders infeasible the orderly conduct of the meeting and includes, but is not limited to, both of the following:
(1) A failure to comply with reasonable and lawful regulations adopted by a legislative body pursuant to Section 54954.3 or 54957.9 or any other law.
(2) Engaging in behavior that includes use of force or true threats of force.

Yet how is ""willfully interrupting" to make a public meeting "unfeasible" different from "willfully interrupting," which is already cause for ejection from a public meeting under current law:

Government Code, Section 43957.9 already permits police and sheriff's deputies, by the order of the legislative body, to eject from a meeting "individuals who are willfully interrupting the meeting ... so as to render the orderly conduct of such meeting unfeasible."

What's more, Penal Code, Section 415 already subjects with arrest and a fine:
(1) Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or challenges another person in a public place to fight.
(2) Any person who maliciously and willfully disturbs another person by loud and unreasonable noise.
(3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.

Therefore, SB 1100's concern about "disturbing, disrupting, impeding, or rendering infeasible" is already either covered by the Government Code or Penal Code, or louder voices are permitted under the First Amendment. 

Chairs of city councils and county boards of supervisors can already warn a disruptive person. This fact, along with the existing statutes, renders SB 1100 unnecessary and only against free speech that establishment local politicians don't like. See what one California citizen has to say about it. For the sake of peaceful free speech, which is both permitted and protected by our state and federal constitutions, SB 1100 must be stopped.

Status | Votes: Sent to Assembly and assigned to two committees, Local Government and Judiciary. On May 2, this anti-free-speech bill passed the Democrat-controlled State Senate (29 Democrats voted "yes" and 2 abstained (Kamlager and Pan); 8 Republicans voted "no" and 2 were not voting (Dahle and Wilk). On April 19, SB 1100 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, all Democrats for it and both Republicans against it. Previously, on March 17, this bill passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee 4 to 1 (Democrats for, Republicans against)


Letting health insurers disclose children’s info to schools, without parental consent

SB 1184 by Democrat State Senator Dave Cortese is an anti-parent bill that would permit health insurers to disclose children's health information (including pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, secret "LGBTQIA+" molestations, mental confusion, sexual confusion, suicide attempts, drug use, etc.) to a "school-linked services coordinator," while never notifying or contacting the children's parents or guardians. According to the April 18 amendments of SB 1184, these “school-linked services coordinators” are “located on a school campus or under contract by a county behavioral health provider agency for the treatment and health care operations and referrals of students and their families...” In other words, let the anti-parent liberals on a school campus or at a county office be your child's “parent” instead of you. This Is among the most blatant anti-family bills we’ve ever seen.

Status | Votes: This bill is on the Senate floor and can be voted on anytime. On April 5, SB 1184 passed the Democrat-controlled State Senate Judiciary Committee (Democrats for, Republicans against). Now heads to the Senate floor, composed of 31 Democrats and 9 Republicans (21 votes is required to pass bills)
Urge your state senator to oppose this anti-parent bill, SB 1184


Permitting uncertified nurses to dismember and kill pre-born babies
SB 1375 by Democrat State Senate Leader Toni Atkins (a former abortion clinic director and open homosexual-activist) would permits nurses to perform aspiration (suction) abortions to horribly kill pre-born babies. As Life Dynamics explains, an aspiration abortion "is performed with a machine that uses a vacuum to suck the baby out of the uterus ... As a vacuum is created, the abortionist runs the tip of the cannula along the surface of the uterus, causing the baby to be dislodged and sucked into the tube-either whole or in pieces."

Not only would SB 1375 expand Atkin's murder agenda by multiplying the number of abortionists in California, but it would result in more "botched abortions," which not only kill the baby, but injure or kill the mother. Because SB 1375 dramatically and dangerously lowers standards -- actually eliminating both "minimum standards" and completion of "board-recognized training." Bottom-line, this bill creates a whole new team of California abortionists who have lower training and much lower accountability. See this news story

From the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel’s Digest: "This bill would revise the above-described requirement, with respect to a nurse practitioner, to apply to practice as a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to standardized procedures and would specify that it does not apply to a qualified nurse practitioner functioning pursuant to certain advanced practice registered nurse practitioner provisions. The bill would also delete a provision authorizing a nurse practitioner or certified nurse-midwife who has completed training and achieved clinical competency to perform abortions by aspiration techniques. Existing law requires a person with a license or certificate to practice as a nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife, in order to perform an abortion by aspiration techniques, to adhere to standardized procedures that specify, among other conditions, the extent of supervision by a physician and surgeon with relevant training and expertise. This bill would revise the above-described requirement, with respect to a nurse practitioner, to apply to practice as a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to standardized procedures and would specify that it does not apply to a qualified nurse practitioner functioning pursuant to certain advanced practice registered nurse practitioner provisions. The bill would also delete a provision authorizing a nurse practitioner or certified nurse-midwife who has completed training and achieved clinical competency to perform abortions by aspiration techniques."

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed Senate Appropriations Committee (Democrats yes, Republicans no), was sent to Senate floor, and can be voted on Tuesday, May 24. Previously, SB 1375 passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, all Democrats for, one Republican against, and one Republican did not vote (see this committee report, page 6). Previously, on April 4, this bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee (9 Democrats voted yes, all Republicans voted no).
Urge your state senator to oppose SB 1375

Eliminating parental rights to see all of their children's medical records
SB 1419 by Democrat State Senator Josh Becker of San Mateo County would prohibit parents (the bill calls them "the representative of a minor") from seeing their own children's medical records regarding birth control, abortion, or related tests or treatment.

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest: "This bill would define “test” for these purposes to apply to both clinical laboratory tests and imaging scans, such as x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, or other similar technologies. The bill would also make conforming changes. This bill would additionally prohibit the representative of a minor from inspecting the minor’s patient records when the records relate to certain services, including medical care related to the prevention or treatment of pregnancy, as specified."

From SB 1419 itself:

SEC. 2. Section 123115 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

123115. (a) The representative of a minor shall not be entitled to inspect or obtain copies of the minor’s patient records, including clinical notes, in any of the following circumstances:
(1) With respect to which the minor has a right of inspection under Section 123110.
(2) When the health care provider determines that access to the patient records requested by the representative would have a detrimental effect on the provider’s professional relationship with the minor patient or the minor’s physical safety or psychological well-being. The decision of the health care provider as to whether or not a minor’s records are available for inspection or copying under this section shall not attach any liability to the provider, unless the decision is found to be in bad faith.
(3) When records relate to services described in Section 6924, 6925, 6926, 6927, 6928, 6929, or 6930 of the Family Code, or Section 121020 or 124260 of this code, when obtained by a patient at or above the minimum age for consenting to the service specified in the respective section.
(b) When a health care provider determines there is a substantial risk of significant adverse or detrimental consequences to a patient in seeing or receiving a copy of mental health records requested by the patient, the provider may decline to permit inspection or provide copies of the records to the patient, subject to the following conditions:
(1) The health care provider shall make a written record, to be included with the mental health records requested, noting the date of the request and explaining the health care provider’s reason for refusing to permit inspection or provide copies of the records, including a description of the specific adverse or detrimental consequences to the patient that the provider anticipates would occur if inspection or copying were permitted.
(2) (A) The health care provider shall permit inspection by, or provide copies of the mental health records to, a licensed physician and surgeon, licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed professional clinical counselor, designated by request of the patient.
(B) Any person registered as a marriage and family therapist intern, as defined in Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4980) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, may not inspect the patient’s mental health records or obtain copies thereof, except pursuant to the direction or supervision of a licensed professional specified in subdivision (g) of Section 4980.03 of the Business and Professions Code. Prior to providing copies of mental health records to a registered marriage and family therapist intern, a receipt for those records shall be signed by the supervising licensed professional.
(C) Any person registered as a clinical counselor intern, as defined in Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 4999.10) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, may not inspect the patient’s mental health records or obtain copies thereof, except pursuant to the direction or supervision of a licensed professional specified in subdivision (h) of Section 4999.12 of the Business and Professions Code. Prior to providing copies of mental health records to a person registered as a clinical counselor intern, a receipt for those records shall be signed by the supervising licensed professional.
(D) A licensed physician and surgeon, licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional clinical counselor, registered marriage and family therapist intern, or person registered as a clinical counselor intern to whom the records are provided for inspection or copying shall not permit inspection or copying by the patient.
(3) The health care provider shall inform the patient of the provider’s refusal to permit them to inspect or obtain copies of the requested records, and inform the patient of the right to require the provider to permit inspection by, or provide copies to, a licensed physician and surgeon, licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed professional clinical counselor designated by written authorization of the patient.
(4) The health care provider shall indicate in the mental health records of the patient whether the request was made under paragraph (2).

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee (Democrats yes, Republicans no), was quickly sent to the floor, deemed read on second reading, and can be voted upon on Monday, May 23. Previously, on April 19, this bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, with all Democrats voting yes and both Republicans voting no.
Urge your state senator to oppose SB 1419

Massive government control of California children, shoving aside parents' wishes
SB 1479 by Big Pharma prostitute Democrat State Senator Richard Pan and six other Democrat legislators would require every K-12 government school, childcare center, preschool, and after school program to develop a "Covid test" plan, targeting every boy and girl for invasive testing, tracking, and quarantining. On the basis of "public health," the State will replace parents.

Status | Votes: On May 19, this bill passed Senate Appropriations Committee (Democrats yes, Republicans no), was quickly sent to the floor, deemed read for second reading, and can be voted upon on Monday, May 23. Previously, on April 27, this bill was approved by the Democrat-controlled Senate Education Committee. Voting yes were all 5 Democrats; voting no were both Republicans (Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh and Brian Dahle), who also both spoke against SB 1479 in committee. Previously, on March 30, this bill passed the Senate Health Committee (all 9 Democrats voted yes; both Republicans voted no)
Urge your state senator to oppose SB 1479

BILLS DROPPED OR SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 1390 IS DEAD FOR THE YEAR (MISSED ITS MAY 13 COMMITTEE DEADLINE)
Persecuting people who care about truth, honest elections, and preventing injuries
SB 1390 by Democrat State Senator Richard Pan's new bill will prohibit and punish "harmful content" on the web, defined in SB 1390 as "Disinformation or misinformation, including, but not limited to, false or misleading information regarding medicine or vaccinations, false or misleading information regarding elections, and conspiracy theories." This is a severe infringement of freedom of speech, in violation of the California and U.S. constitutions, which deserves to be challenged by both state and federal lawsuits. With SB 1390, online speech the ruling Democrats don't like would result in prosecutions by the State of California, with judges being able to levy a penalty of up to $100,000 "for each item of harmful content amplified in this chapter."

From the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel: "This bill would prohibit a social media platform, as defined, from amplifying harmful content in a manner that results in a user viewing harmful content from another user with whom the user did not choose to share a connection. The bill would define “amplify” to mean to take action, either through manual or automatic means, that has the effect of increasing the viewership of certain material. The bill would provide that harmful content includes libel or slander, as specified, threats of imminent violence against governmental entities, and disinformation or misinformation, including, but not limited to, false or misleading information regarding medicine or vaccinations, false or misleading information regarding elections, and conspiracy theories. This bill would require a social media platform to establish a complaint process for users to access within the platform to report harmful content they believe has been amplified, and track each complaint in a database that is shared with the Attorney General, as specified. The bill provides that a platform violates these provisions if the platform continues to amplify reported harmful content after 24 hours of receiving notice from the Attorney General that the platform was amplifying that harmful content. This bill would authorize the enforcement of these provisions by civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction by the Attorney General and specify civil penalties to which violators would be subject. The bill would prohibit its provisions from being deemed to create a private right of action or limit any existing private right of action. The bill would exempt any information shared with the Attorney General pursuant to this chapter from disclosure under the California Public Records Act."

Status: On April 21, it was announced that "April 26 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author." May 13 is the last day for bills to pass their policy committees.
Contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Commitee (scroll to end of page)

SB 1464 IS DEAD FOR THE YEAR (MISSED ITS MAY 13 COMMITTEE DEADLINE)
Defunding law enforcement unless they agree to be the "vaccine police"
SB 1464 
by Democrat state senator Richard Pan would require law enforcement to enforce the orders of county "public health officers." This bill therefore installs the "county public health officer" as the de facto sheriff or police chief, or else "no state funds shall be provided to any law enforcement agency that publicly announces that they will oppose, or adopts a policy to oppose, a public health order."

And as further punishment, SB 1464 would instead give law enforcement money to the county "health officer": "If state funds are withheld from a law enforcement agency pursuant to this section, those funds shall instead be reallocated to the county public health department of the county in which the law enforcement agency operates for public health purposes."

SB 1464 would both weaken law enforcement and terrorize the public by elevating what a county health officer says to the level of the California Penal Code, which identifies and punishes real crimes. Don't weaken law enforcement by "siccing them" upon peaceful consciencious objectors to certain vaccines.

Status: On April 19, bill author and committee chair Richard Pan postponed the April 26 hearing for SB 1464. Pan has not issued a news release like he did earlier this month to say SB 871 was shelved. In absence of evidence to the contrary, Pan could still hold a hearing on SB 1464 on May 3 or 10 to meet the May 13 deadline for bills to pass their policy committees.
Contact the members of the Senate Health Committee (scroll to end of page)

AB 1993 DROPPED BY BILL AUTHOR FOR THE YEAR
Requiring California workers be injected with the unneeded, risky "Covid vaccine"

AB 1993 by 10 Democrat legislators demands "the jab or your job" and is wrong for several reasons:

  1. There’s no problem to fix -- the virus is burning itself out (see the State's cascading "case" rate and remember, no one in the world has verifiably died FROM the dominant Omicron variant)
  1. The proposed solution of an FDA-approved "Covid-19 vaccine" doesn't work:
    a. Not designed for Omicron, the last major variant of SARS-CoV-2
    b. Doesn't prevent infection and doesn't prevent transmission
    c. Has unacceptably high negative side effects, including serious injury and death
  1. AB 1993's forced vaccines is an invasion of personal rights and bodily autonomy
    a. It forces employers to spend resources on a problem that doesn't exist, causing employee division and causing other workers to quit or be fired
    b. It violates the human rights of employees and independent contractors by forcing upon them involuntary medical treatment; it’s tantamount to “the jab or your job”
    c. The exemptions in the bill -- medical condition, disability, sincerely held religious belief -- are either insecure or fake, since approval can only come from a state bureaucracy (the Democrat-run Department of Fair Employment and Housing)

Status: Great news -- the Democrat author has received so much opposition, she's pulled her bill: March 29 2:51pm announcement


SB 871 DROPPED BY BILL AUTHOR FOR THE YEAR
Eliminating personal and religious exemptions for a new, risky vaccine

SB 871 authored by anti-family Democrat State Senator Richard Pan of Sacramento (along with 5 other Democrat legislators) would preemptively wipe out medical, or personal, or religious exemptions of children so that all California schoolchildren can be forcibly injected with a dangerous, so-called "vaccine" that has injured and killed children. The bill would repeal current law, which states new schoolchildren vaccinations must include exemption "for both medical reasons and personal beliefs."

Status: On April 14, SB 871 author, Democrat Richard Pan of Sacramento, announced he had shelved his bill, saying, "until children’s access to COVID vaccination is greatly improved, I believe that a state-wide policy to require COVID vaccination in schools is not the immediate priority." Earlier, SB 871 had been referred to both the Senate Health Committee and Senate Education Committee.
Contact the members of the Senate Health Committee (scroll to end of page)

SB 920 DROPPED BY BILL AUTHOR FOR THE YEAR
Punishing good doctors, violating patient privacy

SB 920 by Democrat State Senator Melissa Hurtado of Fresno County authorizes medical board investigators to harass and punish good doctors who disagree with the unscientific narratives, including exposing patient medical records. The bill ostensibly targets physicians considered about autism causes, autoimmunity disorders, and unscientific vaccination narratives. 

The bill text is chilling:
(1) At the discretion of the board, as part of an investigation, a board investigator and a medical consultant may inspect the business location and records of a physician or surgeon, including patient and client records.
(2) If the board does not have the consent of a patient to inspect that patient’s records, a board investigator and a medical consultant may inspect records in the office of a licensee for the limited purpose of determining whether good cause exists to seek an investigative subpoena for those records.

Status: On March 31, the author issued this news release stating she's "pulling SB 920"


SB 245 SIGNED INTO LAW
Forcing insurance policies to fully subsidize the killing of pre-born babies

SB 245 by 24 Democrats (8 in the State Senate and 16 in the State Assembly) would force insurers to violate their moral consciences and pay for unlimited abortions of pre-born babies absolutely free of charge, making killing these babies a favored policy. 

From the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel’s Digest: “This bill would prohibit a health care service plan or an individual or group policy or certificate of health insurance or student blanket disability insurance that is issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2023, from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement on coverage for all abortion and abortion-related services, as specified. The bill would prohibit a health care service plan and an insurer subject to these requirements from imposing utilization management or utilization review on the coverage for outpatient abortion services. The bill would require that for contract, certificate, or policy that is a high deductible health plan, the cost-sharing prohibition would apply once the enrollee’s or insured’s deductible has been satisfied for the benefit year. The bill would not require an individual or group contract or policy to cover an experimental or investigational treatment. The bill’s requirements would also apply to Medi-Cal managed care plans and their providers, independent practice associations, preferred provider groups, and all delegated entities that provide physician services, utilization management, or utilization review. The bill would require the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to adopt related regulations on or before January 1, 2026."

Status | Votes: On March 22, Governor Newsom signed SB 245 to force insurance policies (and ratepayers) to fully subsidize the killing of pre-born babies. See his news release claiming it was a great day for "reproductive freedom"


AB 1400 DEAD FOR THE YEAR

No Assembly floor vote by Jan. 31 deadline 
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Giving government control over your medical treatment
AB 1400 authored by 21 Democrat legislators (13 in the State Assembly, 8 in the State Senate) would create what is called a "single-payer health system," which is a deceptive way of saying the government will force you to pay more to them so they can "take care of you" by paying your medical bills -- if they decide to approve treatment for you. More

AB 1400 would mean rationed care (with the decisionmakers finding some people more worthy than others), long waiting lists (sometimes lasting years) for "medically necessary treatment," and thousands of dollars more in taxes per family. 
Read about Canada's unhappy experience

Under AB 1400, private health insurance would be eliminated. Page 1 of the January 20, 2022 legislative summary states AB 1400: 

1) Specifies the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state.

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM COMMENT: Point 1 states that AB 1400 requires one insurance ("comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage") for all California residents without exception ("all residents of the state").

2) Establishes CalCare, governed by the CalCare Board (board), to administer the single-payer health care coverage program.

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM COMMENT: Point 2 declares a massive new government bureaucracy to be created, called "CalCare," which will administer -- and enforce -- this government-controlled healthcare program.

3) States that this bill does not preempt a city, county, or city and county from adopting additional health care coverage for residents in that city, county, or city and county that provides more protections and benefits to California residents than this bill.

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM COMMENT: Point 3 explains that, under AB 1400, the only other kind of "health care coverage" permitted for California residents is a local government plan, approved of by the State, which does not replace, but adds to the statewide "CalCare" plan.

4) States that bill prevails over any inconsistent law unless explicitly indicated.

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM COMMENT: Point 4 makes clear that AB 1400 "prevails," i.e. dominates and supercedes any other law that is different or "inconsistent." Nothing will stand in its way.

And, as the January 20, 2022 legislative analysis states, on Page 43, explains how big-government "socialized medicine" has already failed in Vermont:

7) OTHER STATES. In 2011, under Governor Shumlin, Vermont enacted Green Mountain
Care, the first state level single-payer health care system in the country. On December 17,
2014, Vermont abandoned Green Mountain Care, citing the measure’s cost. At that time
according to the governor's financial models, financing the system would have required an
11.5% payroll tax on all businesses in Vermont and a sliding-scale, income-based premium assessment of up to 9.5%. Then Governor Shumlin indicated: “In my judgment, the potential economic disruption and risks would be too great to small businesses, working families and the state’s economy.”

Status | Votes: AB 1400 has already passed two Democrat-controlled committees and is headed to the Assembly floor for a full vote. So far, only Democrats are voting for it. 


LIKELY DEAD FOR THE YEAR

ACA 11 big tax hikes have no object, no purpose, without AB 1400
Imposing upon Californians $163 BILLION in new taxes every year
ACA 11 authored by 13 Democrat legislators (7 in the State Assembly, 5 in the State Senate) would significantly raise taxes on California families and small business owners. ACA 11 is the funding mechanism for AB 1400. ACA 11, a proposed state constitutional amendment, requires a two-thirds vote in order to pass both the State Assembly and State Senate; if it passes there, it will go on the California ballot for a majority vote of the People.

As reported by the California Globe on January 12, 2022:

The Tax Foundation reports “this will increase taxes by $12,250 per household, roughly doubling the state’s already high tax collections, to fund a first-in-the-nation single-payer health-care system.”

Previous statewide single payer healthcare proposals elicited estimates of more than $400 billion to implement. The entire 2022-23 state budget proposal is $286 billion.

“The top marginal rate on wage income would soar to 18.05 percent—nationally, the median top marginal rate is 5.3 percent—and the state would adopt a new 2.3 percent gross receipts tax (GRT), at a rate more than three times that of the country’s highest current pure GRT,” the Tax Foundation reported.

“All told, the new tax package is intended to raise an additional $163 billion per year, which is more than California raised in total tax revenue any year prior to the pandemic.”

They explain the new taxes would take three forms:

1. Surtaxes atop the current individual income tax structure beginning at $149,509 in income;
2. A graduated-rate payroll tax system with the top rate kicking in for employees with more than $49,990 in annual income; and
3. A gross receipts tax of 2.3 percent, excluding the first $2 million of business income.

Status: There have been no votes yet. ACA 11 "may be heard in committee February 5." Will the ruling Democrats dare to hold a vote on this dangerous, thieving bill that would take $163 BILLION annually from already suffering Californians? 

 

INSIGHT: Why do so many bad bills pass and good bills fail? 

Who's behind the aborting of pre-born babies with your tax dollars, the brainwashing of children, tyranny against free speech, religious freedom, and private property, a lot of sexually-transmitted diseases, depression and suicide stemming from sexual addictions?

In California, the abortion industry and homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activists and their Democrat politicians, who dominate the California State Legislature, are pushing a raft of awful bills. And by extension, anyone who supports abortion or "gay rights" and votes for Democrats is, intentionally or unintentionally, behind these bills too.

For example, "Equality California," composed of homosexual and transsexual activists, pushes an endless number of "genders," opposes parental rights, religious freedom, private property rights, and fairness for dissenting views; and defies science proving the harm of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality. Yet no one can change their sex.

See the 2021 legislative year's bills and their outcomes