California SB 866

SB 866, as introduced, Wiener. Minors: vaccine consent.

Bill Text

Bill History


Introduced by Senators Wiener and Pan
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Wicks)
(Coauthor: Senator Newman)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Friedman, Low, Ting, and Akilah Weber)

January 20, 2022

This bill authorizes a minor 12 years of age or older to consent a vaccine without their parents permission.


Section 1. 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."



Parents are responsible for their children and while politicians can privately undermine the parent's authority behind their back, doing so is an egregious and reprehensible act that is almost certain to produce in the child a lack of respect for parental authority. This will in turn contribute to the already weakening of society.


SB 866 is a wrong headed government over-reach. Law makers should be looking for ways to strengthen families, not tear them apart.

Contact bill author:

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Senator Scott D Wiener
1021 0 Street, Suite 6630

Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

Phone: 916 651 4011

For those in Hemet and San Jacinto, Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh is our state senator. Her contact information is below. Not sure who your state senator is? Click here.

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
1021 O Street, Suite 7220
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
(916) 651-4023