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CAPITOL UPDATE #32 August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022

California Federation of Republican Women
Janet Price, President

        Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee        
Karen Contreras, Elaine Freeman, 
 Theresa Speake, and Lou Ann Flaherty

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SB-866 – Minors: Vaccine Consent – Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medial care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian.

These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.

This bill would additionally authorize a minor 15 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. The bill would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.

* Ordered for third reading.

AB 2229, Peace officers: minimum standards: bias evaluation. (1) Existing law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including, among other requirements, that peace officers be evaluated by a physician and surgeon or psychologist and found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.

This bill would require that evaluation to include bias against:

  • Race or ethnicity,
  • Gender,
  • Nationality,
  • Religion,
  • Disability, or
  • sexual orientation. 

Under existing law, the minimum education requirement for peace officers is high school graduation from a public school or other accredited high school, passing an equivalency test or high school proficiency examination, or attaining a 2-year, 4-year, or advanced degree from an accredited institution.

Existing law requires accreditation to be from a state or local government educational agency, a regional accrediting association, an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an organization holding full membership in specified organizations, including AdvancED.

This bill would revise the accreditation standards to include an organization holding full membership in Cognia (A non-profit accreditation organization used for teachers). This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1031 of the Government Code proposed by SB 960 to be operative only if this bill and SB 960 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

* Passed the Assembly of 4/18/22 and passed the Senate on 8/22/22 with urgency clause adopted. Back to the Assembly for concurrence with Senate amendments.

* May be considered on or after 8/24/22.

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labeled “Comments to Author”

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