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CMA Capitol Insight With Anthony York: July 7, 2015

CMA Capitol Insight is a biweekly column by veteran journalist Anthony York, reporting on the inner workings of the state Legislature. Signatures and Special Sessions A controversial measure was signed into law last week by Gov. Jerry Brown — Senate Bill 277 (Pan), which eliminates the personal belief exemption from mandatory vaccinations for all public school children. The real question now is what comes next. Brown’s signature sets off a 90-day clock for opponents of the bill to qualify a referendum. If the requisite signatures are gathered, the measure would not go ...

Coalition Partners Stand Together to Thank Legislature, Governor Brown for Passing and Signing Senate Bill 277

June 30, 2015 Sacramento — Despite three-digit temperatures, dozens of coalition partners came together to rally one last time for Senate Bill 277 (Pan/Allen). The bill passed out of the State Assembly on Thursday and cleared the final hurdle in the State Senate Monday. Governor Brown signed the bill today. “This is a monumental day for Californians. Senate Bill 277 will help keep kids and communities safe and I thank Governor Brown and my colleagues in the State Legislature for their commitment to enacting this important law,” said Dr. Richard Pan, ...

SB 277 (Pan) Signed by the Governor

This morning, June 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed CMA-sponsored SB 277 (Pan) on the elimination of person belief exemptions for vaccination requirements for school entry. It is through the hard work of CMA physicians across the state that we have been able to realize this achievement in protecting the public health in California. Click here to read the governor’s signing message.

Senate Bill 277 Clears Assembly

California Medical Association News Release: June 25, 2015 School Vaccination Bill to Protect Public Health Receives Resounding “yes” Vote, Moves Back to Senate for Final Vote Senate Bill 277 jumped its final hurdle in the state Assembly today, clearing the house with overwhelming 46–30 approval. The bill now heads back to the Senate, where legislators will consider amendments made in the Assembly. “The California Medical Association (CMA) would like to thank the assemblymembers who supported this important piece of legislation that will improve public health and keep our communities safe,” CMA President ...