State Sen. Scott Wiener, who authored Senate Bill 866, announced he will not put his teen vaccine consent bill up for a vote in the California Assembly because it does not have enough support to pass.
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A bill that would have allowed California children ages 15 and older to be vaccinated without parental consent went “inactive” Wednesday.
State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who authored Senate Bill 866 (SB 866), announced he will not put the measure up for a vote in the California Assembly because it does not have enough support to pass.
Wiener said in a statement the bill, which would have lowered the age of consent for all vaccines — including the COVID-19 vaccine — to 15, was “several votes short of 41” needed to pass, with no “viable path for these final few votes.”
He also tweeted his response regarding the outcome of the bill:
While Weiner attributed the bill’s failure to a “small” but highly vocal and organized “minority of anti-vaxxers,” many Californians said the bill faced growing bipartisan opposition.
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