One Shining Moment

Last week, while listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR, I heard a member of the Colorado Legislature, his voice choked with emotion, relate how a longtime political rival approached him and gave him a hug. (That, of course, occurred before social distancing practices took effect.) Two days earlier, while watching the proceedings of…

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Of Cards and Causes

Last year, California enacted a law requiring schools (public and private) that issue pupil identification cards to students in any of grades 7-12, inclusive, to print the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline telephone number on either side of the cards.  The measure, SB 972, authored by State Senator Anthony Portantino, won passage in both…

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For Your Consideration…

During the course of the week leading to the California Legislature’s February 16 deadline for the introduction of proposed legislation for the current year, some 3,200 bills saw the light of day at the State Capitol.  We are still in the process of sifting through the…

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SB 277 Vaccination Bill FAQ

Updated: October 29, 2015

On June 30, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277 — the so-called ‘Vaccination Bill’ co-authored by State Senators Richard Pan (D – Sacramento), and Ben Allen (D – Redondo Beach) — into law. Here’s what California private school leaders need…

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SB 277: Amendments Provide Breathing Room

SB 277 (Pan & Allen) – the so-called “vaccination bill” – is progressing steadily toward the legislative finishing line.  An Assembly floor debate and vote could occur as early as tomorrow (June 18).  Should the controversial measure seeking the elimination of the personal beliefs exemption (PBE) from state mandated immunizations make its…

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