UPDATE: 4/29/2022 - SB 866 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, May 5th in the 1020 O Street Building in Room 1200. The hearing will begin upon the adjournment of session. Agenda - https://sjud.senate.ca.gov/content/may-5-2022-hearing
You may call-in to the hearing to give comment at 844-291-6364. The access code for calling-in is 1411140. For more details on how to teleconference, click here.
The deadline to submit a position letter to the committee for this bill is Tuesday, May 3rd at 12:00 PM. Click here to visit the committee page and submit a position letter using the link provided on the committee page.
See news article expressing concern from California Legislators on SB 866 - https://mynewsla.com/riverside/2022/03/31/assemblyman-senator-express-concerns-over-covid-vaccination-bill/
UPDATE: 2/24/2022 - SB 866 was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/23/2022.
UPDATE: 2/9/2022 - On 2/7/2022 joint rule # 55 was suspended by a vote of 31 yes and 6 no. Joint rule 55 requires a waiting period of 30 days after a bill is printed before it can be acted on.
See bottom of page 183 - http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/rules/joint_rules.pdf
30-Day Waiting Period 55. A bill other than the Budget Bill may not be heard or acted upon by committee or either house until the bill has been in print for 30 days. The date a bill is returned from the printer shall be entered in the Daily History. This rule may be suspended concurrently with the suspension of the requirement of Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution or, if that period has expired, this rule may be suspended by approval of the Committee on Rules and two-thirds vote of the house in which the bill is being considered.
Also, see news article from last year on suspending the rules - https://californiaglobe.com/articles/california-senate-plans-to-suspend-the-constitution-to-hear-bills-before-30-day-rule/
SB 866 was introduced on 1/20/2022 and referred to the Senate Rules Committee for assignment. This bill is sponsored by Senators Pan and Wiener and cosponsored by Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Friedman, Low, Ting and Akilah Weber.
This bill would allow minors 12 years old and up to consent to any FDA or ACIP recommended vaccine by enacting the following:
SECTION 1. Section 6931 is added to the Family Code, to read:
6931. (a) A minor 12 years of age or older may consent to a vaccine that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and meets the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACIP) without the consent of the parent or guardian of the minor.
(b) An authorized vaccine provider may administer a vaccine pursuant to subdivision (a). For purposes of this section, “authorized vaccine provider” means a person licensed pursuant to Division 2 (commencing with Section 500) of the Business and Professions Code or a clinic or health facility licensed pursuant to Division 2 (commencing with Section 1200 of the Health and Safety Code), or any other provider authorized by the state.
(c) This section does not authorize a vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB866 - text, status and history for SB 866