The next 3 weeks are critical
to kill the 5 remaining ‘Bad’ Bills

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August 8, 2022 Update: Bills were heard in the Appropriations Committee last week.  Other than SB 866 which is already on the Assembly floor, all the bills A Voice for Choice Advocacy is opposed to were put in the Suspense File.  The stated intent of the Suspense File is to consider all of the bills with a fiscal impact above a certain threshold at the same time (i.e., vote on all of the fiscal bills once all of them have been heard and are before the committee members on a single day). In this way, the fiscal committee can make decisions on all of the bills that have a fiscal impact at one time, rather than each week when they meet during the course of the Legislative Session.

Both Appropriations Committees will hear the Suspense File bills on this Thursday, August 11, 2022.  This is a critical week.  Before Thursday, please call the legislators on the Assebmly and Senate Appropriations Committee, asking them to hold these bills in Suspense and not pass them out of Appropriations.


  • For SB 1479 (Sen. Pan’s School Covid Testing Bill) and SB 1419 (Sen. Becker’s Medical Consent Bill) call the following Assembly member offices:

Chris Holden (916) 319-2041

Frank Bigelow (916) 319-2005

Issac Bryan (916) 319-2054

Lisa Calderon (916) 319-2057

Wendy Carrillo (916) 319-2051

Megan Dahle (916) 319-2001

Laurie Davies (916) 319-2073

Mike Fong (916) 319-2049

Vince Fong (916) 319-2034

Jesse Gabriel (916) 319-2045

Eduardo Garcia (916) 319-2056

Marc Levine (916) 319-2010

Bill Quirk (916) 319-2020

Robert Rivas (916) 319-2030

Akilah Weber (916) 319-2079

Lori Wilson (916) 319-2011

Sample Script: “I am calling to ask the Assembly member to vote to keep SB 1479, Senator Pan’s school COVID testing bill, and SB 1419, Senator Becker’s medical privacy bill, in suspense and not pass them out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee this Thursday.
If you wish to share more details on why:
SB 1479 – Is outdated and discriminates against those who cannot test for medical or neurological reasons.  It also will costs schools thousands of dollars which should be spent on education not obsolete testing plans.
SB 1419 – Would force parents to go to court to get their children’s medical records in times of emergency, potentially causing delayed medical care, or in times of death.


  • For AB 1797 (Asm. Weber’s Immunization Registry Bill) and AB 2098 (Asm. Low’s COVID Misinformation/Disinformation Bill call the following Senator’s offices:

Sen Anthony Portantino: (916) 651-4025

Sen Patricia Bates: (916) 651-4036

Sen Steven Bradford: (916) 651-4035

Sen Brian Jones: (916) 651-4038

Sen Sydney Kamlager: (916) 651-4030

Sen John Laird: (916) 651-4017

Sen Bob Wieckowski: (916) 651-4410

Sample Script: “I am calling to ask the Senator to vote to keep Ab 1797, Assembly Weber’s Immunization Registry bill, and AB 2098, Assembly Member Low’s COVID misinformation/disinformation bill, in suspense and not pass them out of the Senate Appropriations Committee this Thursday.
If you wish to share more details on why:
AB 1797 – Will require all vaccinations for all Californians to be entered into the California Immunization Registry, with no way for private consumers to opt out.  This is the first step to vaccine passports and discriminating people based on their vaccine status.
AB 2098 – The CA Medical Board already has the ability to discipline doctors for giving misinformation or disinformation to patients in their office.  This bill is duplicative and unnecessary.   The CA Medical Board does not currently support this bill.

Those bills that make it out of the Assembly and Senate Appropriations committees this Thursday will then be vote on by the full Assembly and the full Senate, before going back to the other house for Concurrence and then on to the Governor’s desk by September 1, 2022.

While the AVFCA team has taken a little time to decompress and rejuvenate during the break, we have also been lobbying our Democrat legislators and their staff, as well as other organizations that may take a stand against the bills we are opposing.  A Voice for Choice Advocacy has been doing all we can to ensure the demise of the five remaining “bad” bills.  But we can’t do this without your support!  While A Voice for Choice Advocacy’s lobbying activity in the Capitol is important, your positive constituent relationships with your CA State Senator and Assembly Member ( and their staff are critical to assisting with A Voice for Choice Advocacy’s efforts in the Capitol.  If you haven’t met with them, please be sure to sign up for their newsletters, go to their events, and ask their staff for a meeting.  The next 3 weeks are critical.