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CAPITOL UPDATE #25 – June 29, 2023

 June 29, 2023

Golden State Republican Women
Janet Price, President

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

Promised follow-up on Adam Schiff!

Florida Republican Anna Paulina Luna followed up with her second attempt to punish Adam Schiff with House Resolution 521.

H.Res.521 – Censuring Adam Schiff, Representative of the 30th Congressional District of California.118th Congress (2023-2024)

After removing the $16M fine, considered a violation of the Constitution, the measure passed on June 21st.  It directs the House ethics committee to investigate Mr. Schiff over his past words and actions relating to the Trump probes.

The vote passed — 213-209-6 —.  The 6 Republicans voting “present” did so to be able to remain on the Ethics Committee and not be potentially asked to recuse themselves having shown bias with a “yes” vote.

AB 659, as amended, Cancer Prevention Act.

Existing law prohibits the governing authority of a school or other institution from unconditionally admitting any person as a pupil of any private or public elementary or secondary school, childcare center, day nursery, nursery school, family daycare home, or development center, unless prior to their admission to that institution they have been fully immunized. 

Existing law requires the documentation of immunizations for certain diseases, including, among others, measles, mumps, pertussis, and any other disease deemed appropriate by the State Department of Public Health, as specified.  Existing law authorizes certain exemptions from these provisions subject to specified conditions.

This bill, the Cancer Prevention Ace, would declare the public policy of the State that pupils are expected to be fully immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level of any private elementary school or secondary school.  This bill would, upon a pupil’s admission or advancement to the 6th grade level, require the governing authority to submit to the pupil and their parent or guardian a notification containing a statement about that public policy advising that the pupil be fully immunized against HPV before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level.

(This is a mandated vaccination requirement.)

Hearing: Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm in 1021 O Street, Room 1200

AB 1352, as amended, Childcare: individualized county childcare subsidy plans. Governing boards of school districts: censure or removal of members

Existing law prohibits a school district from sponsoring any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias on the basis of certain protected characteristics, including race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation.  Existing law prohibits the governing board of a school district from adopting any textbooks or other instructional material that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of those characteristics. 

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district, when adopting instructional materials, to include only materials that accurately portray the cultural and racial diversity of society, as specified.

This bill would expressly prohibit the governing board of a school district from taking an action that contradicts any existing law requiring a school district to have inclusive policies, practices and curriculum.  The bill would authorize the governing board of a school district to censure a member or, by a 2/3 vote of the governing board, remove a member from office if the member prevents the inclusive policies, practices and curriculum.  

(In other words, if a board member has a different opinion, just remove the person.  Bill Re-referred to Committee)

Hearing: Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm in 1021 O Street, Room 2200

 AB 994, as amended, Law enforcement: social media.

Existing law requires law enforcement agencies, departments, or entities to consider specified best practices regarding the downloading and storage of body-worn camera data, including prohibiting agency personnel from uploading recorded data onto public and social media internet websites, when establishing policies and procedures for the implementation and operation of a body-worn camera system.

Existing law prohibits a police department or sheriff’s office from sharing, on social media, booking photos of an individual arrested on suspicion of committing a nonviolent crime, as defined, unless specified circumstances exist. Existing law requires a police department or sheriff’s office that shares, on social media, a booking photo of an individual arrested for the suspected commission of a nonviolent crime to remove the information from its social media page, upon request, unless the same specified circumstances exist.

Existing law also requires a police department or sheriff’s office to remove the booking photo of a person who has committed any other crime from social media if the individual’s record has been sealed, the individual’s conviction has been dismissed, expunged, pardoned, or eradicated, the individual has been issued a certificate of rehabilitation, the individual is found not guilty of committing the crime for which they were arrested, or the individual was ultimately not charged with the crime or the charges were dismissed.

With respect to an individual who has been arrested for any crime, this bill would require a police department or sheriff’s office, upon posting a booking photo on social media, to use the name and pronouns given by the individual arrested. The bill would authorize a police department or sheriff’s office to use other legal names or known aliases of an individual in limited specified circumstances.

This bill would also require that a police department or sheriff’s office remove any booking photo shared on social media after 14 days unless specified circumstances exist.

Hearing: Jul 6 in 1021 O Street, Room 2100

To contact your U.S. Representatives, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

Legislative Portal links- Express your support or opposition to a bill or directly to the Legislative committee currently reviewing it (as an individual, not as a member of GSRW)– click here, or the bill’s author- click here, enter your bill # and look for tab at top of the bill page labeled “Comments to Author”


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