Alerts with Important Actions

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update September 4, 2014

AB 1444 Status:  Passed Both the State Assembly and the State Senate Aug. 20th
STILL On Governor's Desk For Signature to Become Law or For his Veto.
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JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update August 20, 2014

AB 1444 Status:  Passed Both the State Assembly and the State Senate Aug. 20th
Now On Governor's Desk For Signature to Become Law or For his Veto.
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JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update August 15, 2014

AB 1444 Status:  Passed Senate Appropriations Committee - Now On Senate Floor for a possible floor vote the week of August 18-22.

Please make a quick phone call!  See the action alert for directions.  This bill is about to have its last vote before going to the Governor, who may sign it into California law. Read More

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update June 9, 2014

Passed California State Assembly with 54 out of 80 votes, with 2 Democrats voting against it and two Republicans voting for it.

AB 1444 Is Now In The California State Senate.

Quickly pass this alert on to others who might respond and then take the suggested action below. Ream More

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update May 5, 2014

Hearing set for this Wednesday (May 7, 2014) in the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Our parental rights and home school freedoms in California are under attack this year.  Your help is key to the defense of our freedoms; so it is critical that you read every alert and take the suggested action in each one ASAP.  Quickly pass this and future alerts on to others who might respond. Read More

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update May 2, 2014

AB 1444 passed the Assembly Education Committee on April 30th.  The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a hearing date of May 7th.  Please be watching for our next Alert, as we will need your help in the near future.
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JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
April 28, 2014

Status:  Hearing set for this Wednesday (April 30, 2014) in the California State Assembly Education Committee.

Our parental rights and home school freedoms in California are under attack this year.  Your help is key to the defense of our freedoms; so it is critical that you read every alert and take the suggested action in each one ASAP.  Quickly pass this and future alerts on to others who might respond. Read More

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update October 8, 2012

Status: AB 2203 died in the Assembly. A Tremendous Victory for Children and their Parents!! Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update October 1, 2012)

Status: Passed the Legislature and Signed by the Governor – A Disappointing Defeat. Thank you to everyone who tirelessly made calls and wrote letters in opposition to this bill. We also thank the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) who led the battle to defeat AB 2109 and other organizations that actively opposed AB 2109. Read more

AB1772 - Mandatory Kindergarten
Victory! Mandatory Kindergarten Defeated

Update September 18, 2012

Status: AB 1772 died in the California State Assembly. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update September 11, 2012)

Passed by the Legislature ­– On the Governor's Desk for signature or veto. There is no schedule for when the Governor will sign or veto any specific bill except that the deadline for the Governor to sign or veto bills is September 30th. The bill passed the Assembly with 51 yes votes and 29 no votes. See the very end of this Alert for the final Assembly full vote record. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update August 28, 2012)

The bill passed by the Legislature ­– On the Governor's Desk for signature or veto. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update August 22, 2012)

On the floor of the California State Senate and will likely be voted on today (Wednesday, August 22).

Because the bill was amended in the Senate, it is required to again be presented for a vote on the Assembly Floor if it passes the Senate Floor. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update August 6, 2012)

Unfortunately, AB 2109 passed the Senate Appropriations the morning of August 6th.

The next vote will be taken on the floor of the California State Senate. Because the bill was amended in the Senate, it is required to again be presented for a vote on the Assembly Floor if it passes the Senate Floor. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update August 1, 2012)

Set to be heard in Senate Appropriations on August 6th.

This bill’s final hearing before going to the full Senate for a vote will be in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. Please call the member of the Senate Appropriations committee as indicated below. We must not give up! Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update June 21, 2012)

Status: Passed Assembly: Health Committee, Appropriations Committee, and the Floor – sent to the Senate. Hearing set for Wednesday, June 27, 1:30 PM, in the California State Senate Health Committee (Room 4203). Please come to the hearing if you are able, as a concerned parent and not as a homeschooler. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update May 11, 2012

Status: The Assembly Appropriations Committee decided on May 9th to postpone the final committee vote on AB 2203 until near the end of May. We will keep you updated as further information becomes available. Please be alert, as we may need your help again in the near future. Read more

AB1772 - Mandatory Kindergarten
Effectively Lowering School Entry Age

Update May 9, 2012

Status: The Assembly Appropriations Committee decided on May 2nd to postpone the final committee vote on AB 1772 until near the end of May.  We will keep you updated as further information becomes available.  Please be alert, as we may need your help again in the near future. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update May 4, 2012

Status: New Hearing date set for Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in California State Assembly Appropriations Committee. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update May 4, 2012)

Status: Passed Assembly Appropriations – On Assembly Floor for a vote this coming week (May 7-11). Read more

AB1772 - Mandatory Kindergarten
Effectively Lowering School Entry Age

Update April 20, 2012

AB 1772 passed the Assembly Education Committee on April 18th.  The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee waiting to be assigned a hearing date.  Please be watching for our next Alert, as we will need your help in the near future.
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AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights! (update April 19, 2012)

AB 2109 passed the Assembly Health Committee on April 17th.  We are aware that this bill will be amended and we will incorporate any changes resulting from these amendments in our next Action Alert.  The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee waiting to be assigned a hearing date. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update April 18, 2012

Status: AB 2203 passed the Assembly Education Committee on April 11th. Although the committee made some minor amendments to AB 2203, our position is that no amendments will help. The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee waiting to be assigned a hearing date. We will keep you updated as further information becomes available. Read more

AB1772 - Mandatory Kindergarten
Effectively Lowering School Entry Age

AB 1772 would make Kindergarten mandatory before taking the first grade, forcing one more year to a child’s education. AB 1772, as recently amended, does indirectly what the last version of this bill did directly – that is to have “everyone” starting school at 5 years of age. Read more

AB2109 - Vaccination Waiver Threatened
Attack On Parental Rights!

AB 2109 creates a new additional requirement for parents who choose to use the current personal beliefs waiver to exempt their child from one or more of the vaccinations required for school enrollment. AB 2109 would require a parent to obtain the signature of a doctor, stating that he has provided the parent with information about the benefits and risks of vaccinations, and about specified communicable diseases, before their child would be exempted. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update April 9, 2012

Status:  New Hearing date set for this Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in California State Assembly Education Committee. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Update March 30, 2012

During the Assembly Education Committee meeting on March 28th the committee decided to postpone the hearing on AB 2203 in order to consider potential amendments to the bill. Our position is that no amendments will help. The hearing will be rescheduled for as early as April 11th. Read more

AB 2203 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education

AB 2203 would lower the compulsory education age from 6 to 5 years of age, in effect making kindergarten mandatory. AB 2203 also would take another incremental step toward forcing a mandatory state-licensed preschool program for all 3 and 4 year-olds. Read more

Change in Filing Private School Affidavit

Every year the Private School Affidavit (PSA) must be filed between October 1st and 15th. If you are enrolled in a PSP or ISP, the school’s administrator files one affidavit for the whole group. Read more

Filling the Private School Affidavit
Revised for 2011-2012

Updated October 4, 2011

The private school affidavit for the 2011-2012 school year is available, but has been changed to include two new questions (questions 41 and 42). Read more

Tdap Booster Immunization for Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
NEW Required Documentation for All Students

Some changes in the law go into effect this July 1, 2011 that all homeschooling parents and PSP directors will need to act on. These changes are:

(1) An additional Tdap immunization booster shot against whooping cough has been added to the list of immunizations required, unless exempted...
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Immunization Requirements for All California K-12 Students

California law requires every student, grades K-12, to either be vaccinated against several specified diseases, or have a documented exemption from any or all of the required vaccinations. This requirement applies to all students in every public and private school, including private schools based in the home (i.e., homeschools). Read more