Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee – July 6, 2023
Karen Contreras, Lou Ann Flaherty and Elaine Freeman
This bill has been amended for the better. This bill, the Cancer Prevention Act, would declare the public policy of the state that pupils are “recommended” rather than “expected” to be fully immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level of any private or public elementary or secondary school.
The bill would, upon a pupil’s admission or advancement to be the 8th 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 and advising that the pupil be fully immunized against HPV before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level. As amended, this bill would incorporate that notification into existing provisions relating to notifications by school districts.
This bill is currently pending in the Senate Education Committee scheduled for hearing on July 7.
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