State Senator Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, smiles as he and Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego MP, watch as the votes for his measure to tighten the rules for granting exemptions for vaccinations are released Sacramento, California , Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Assembly approved bill SB276, which aims to allow state health authorities to monitor physicians who grant more than five medical exemptions each year and schools with vaccination coverage rates of less than 95%. It still requires a final approval by the state senate.
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The Californian legislator has sent Governor Gavin Newsom one of the most controversial bills for this year, even though Newsom plans last minute changes to a measure against doctors selling fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations.
Sen. Richard Pan said he has not recently spoken with Newsom about the proposed changes that Newsom's office outlined on Wednesday.
He said that Newsom had previously promised to sign the bill, which the senators passed in a vote between 28 and 11. Pan says he's ready to talk to Newsom about other changes before the legislature moves next week.
The measure would allow state health authorities to investigate physicians who grant more than five medical exemptions each year, and schools with vaccination coverage rates of less than 95%.
Newsom says additional changes are needed to clarify the rules.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is seeking to make short-term changes to one of California's most controversial legislatures lawsuits against physicians selling fraudulent medical vaccine exemptions.
This action would allow public health officials to investigate physicians who do so Give more than five medical exceptions in one year and schools with vaccination coverage of less than 95%.
Nathan Click, Newsom spokesman, said Wednesday that changes are needed to make the rules clear.
Governor Seeks Changes to Clarify This enforcement will begin next year. They would also override the requirement that doctors swear, under penalty of perjury, that they would not charge any fees to fill out medical exemption forms.
The bill author Senator Richard Pan said he had not recently discussed changes with the governor.