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Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

California Legislature Guts Transportation Bill to Create Vaccine Mandate on Private Industry

‘The public needs to know!’ lobbyist says

By Katy Grimes, August 25, 2021 8:31 pm

UPDATE below: The Globe received word late Wednesday from Capitol sources that a gut-and-amend transportation bill is morphing into a bill ordering a vaccine mandate on private industry (seen below).

AB 455 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), was a bill to authorize the Bay Area Toll Authority to designate transit-only traffic lanes on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, Caltrans.

Gut-and-amend bills can be particularly insidious. This secretive process often leaves lawmakers, as well as the public, little or no time to review entirely new legislation dropped into an old bill. And usually, the subject of the legislation has nothing to do with the bill’s previous legislative issue.

Gut-and-amend typically happens with budget issues and heavy special interest legislation. Lawmakers have complained loudly for years that the gut-and-amend process has been grossly abused by whichever party is in power.

Sources say they don’t know if this bill will come to fruition or not.

Assembly Bill 455, once a transportation bill, is being amended. Here’s how:

  • Amendment 1 adds Members Wicks, Low, and Akilah Weber.
  • Amendment 2 adds “Principal coauthors: Senators Newman, Pan, and Wiener.”
  • Amendment 3 inserts: An act to add Section 52.8 to the Civil Code, to add Section 12940.4 to the Government Code, and to add Section 248.4 to the Labor Code, relating to COVID-19 vaccination requirements, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
  • Amendment 5: 52.8. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an establishment, as defined in subdivision (b), shall require each person who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, who seeks to enter the indoor facilities of that establishment, to show proof to an employee or authorized agent of the establishment that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Note: “To the extent allowable under state and federal law and any employment agreement entered into on or after the effective date of this act, an employee who refuses to comply with this section may be subject to termination.”

And suddenly, a bill which could not pass through the Legislature legitimately in the committee process, would mandate the COVID vaccine on employees in private industry or be fired.

The gutted bill also now says:

(1) COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave shall be available to an employee if that employee is unable to work due to either of the following reasons: (A) The employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19. (B) The employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine.

But that’s not all. There’s more:

(2) An employee shall be entitled to the following number of hours of COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave:

(A) An employee is entitled to 24 hours of COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave. (B) COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave to which an employee is entitled pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any paid sick leave that may be available to the employee under any other law. (c) An employee may determine how many hours of COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave to use, up to the total number of hours to which the employee is entitled pursuant to subparagraph (A). The COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave is available for immediate use by the employee.

(3) Each hour of COVID-19 vaccine supplemental paid sick leave shall be compensated at the regular rate of pay to which the employee would be entitled if the employee had been scheduled to work those hours pursuant to existing law or an applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Capitol sources note business groups like the cover of this bill being a government edict so they can wash their hands of some liability on COVID protection. And, labor is using this to extort more concessions like additional sick leave and bonus hazard pay.

A Capitol source said, “It’s never good when big business and labor may be on the same side of things.”

UPDATE 8/30/2021: Assemblyman Kevin Kiley confirms that “the new language of AB 455 still is not in print. The Legislature adjourns next Friday.”


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205 thoughts on “California Legislature Guts Transportation Bill to Create Vaccine Mandate on Private Industry

  1. WHAT on Earth is going on up there?! This is insanity upon insanity! I see the usual suspects are involved: Sens Weiner, Pan, JOSH NEWMAN(!), Asms Wicks and Evan Low and Akilah Weber. I’ll never understand why this gut-and-amend crap is allowed. This eleventh-hour shove-it-through must stop. I figure these freaks must be panicking over change that might come soon, and time’s a-wasting to get these mandates in stone? Or they got a memo from their BFFs in Wash DC that these mandates are a priority for ALL on the heels of mandating jabs for every member of the military? And business is really okay with this? You’d think they’d stand up against this tyranny, but nooo….
    But never mind, thank goodness you got the word out about this, Katy Grimes. We will all have to take whatever action we can to put a stop to this. Bombard these legislators with calls and messages and etc. Or whatever is needed. Once private business and its employees are mandated they are well on their way to mandating vaccines for all. We cannot have this. Hope everyone who reads this article will share it extensively.

      1. This bill will put the final nail in the coffin of small businesses. Please do not do this. We the people do not want this. It is hard enough to do business in California.

        1. It’s fast approaching impossible for any small business to keep taking below the belt blows like this insanity. The commies in Sacramento hate the idea of free enterprise and American entrepreneurship.

        2. Ab 455 is nothing more than Agenda 21 aka Agenda 20/30. Ruining our econony is a part of “their” master plan. “They” could care less about who is suffering and who is losing their businesses, their homes, their ability to survive and flourish. To date, most Americans, Including myself, have been misled to believe that all we had to do was vote and walk away, and our elected officials would take care of things for us. Alarmingly, we are being awakened and finding out this is not true and hasn’t been true for a very long time. “They” depend on us trusting them and not asking any questions. In many cases, maybe some of us would prefer to keep our social and political blinders on and not to know the truth. But, now the truth is standing before is in plain sight, and it is time to do our homework, stand with our Constitution, and let our voices be heard. They have always managed to win with their divide and conquer strategies which keeps us weak.. Our waking up and refusal to accept such a careless deceitful bill is their greatest fear. My mom used to say there is power in numbers. Our unity and unified consciousness is our divine weapon. Contact your legislators today.

      2. You mentioned that we should contact our state representatives. Has the Senate and Assembly voted on this yet. Thank you for the links. I will pass it on, if it is not too late.

        1. JW — Hope you are still checking back here. Asm Kevin Kiley reported on Monday Aug 30 that the bill is dead for this year, so it looks as though all the blowback had its effect up there in Sacramento. It was reported (Asm Jim Patterson) that thousands of citizens contacted their reps, whose offices are usually pretty quiet I hear, and I can well imagine it rattled them.

          There IS another similar gut-and-amend bill AB 1102, also not yet published. As unbelievable as it sounds it may also bear watching until these maniacs adjourn, so if you’d like to contact your Sen and Assembly rep for good measure, here is Katy Grimes article about it:
          Best wishes JW.

    1. I agree shut this crap down now or their will be a mad exodus from California. Sneaky and Shady. Get rid of the usual suspects too.

      1. Isn’t that exactly what they’d like, those pesky Republicans to up and leave. Then they can raise property taxes sky high on the next Occupant.

    2. If newsom is allowing this so close to his recall that is very telling.
      I smell a cheating rat in this process. Disgusting!

      1. Actually I suspect it more likely indicates that Gruesome and the legislature are trying to shove stuff into law before the possible Recall at which time they will lose power of course. we’ll see………

  2. Of course Senator Pan and Senator Weiner are co-authors. Both despicable men. Pan is no stranger to the gut and amend dirty politics strategy, he did that with SB 276 when he removed medical exemptions for families who had a child who had been previous harmed or killed by a vaccine reaction (family medical history was removed as a reason for a medical exemption). SB 276 was a waste management bill, Pan gutted it and turned it into this bill to prevent families with children who had been harmed by these pharma products from getting wind of it in time to contact their legislators and plead their case. And Weiner? He’s the genius who changed giving HIV to another person from a felony to a slap on the wrist, or even no consequence. Thanks to Weiner, if someone knowingly has sex with another person without revealing their HIV status, and gives that person HIV, they can only be convicted of a misdemeanor, and only if they had the “intention” of giving the other person HIV. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/10/09/knowingly-infecting-others-with-hiv-is-no-longer-a-felony-in-california-advocates-say-it-targeted-sex-workers/

    1. You are so right about these psychopaths. And Gov. Brown signed SB 276/7 into law in late June 2015, when California schools had dsimissed for the summer. Most California parents knew nothing about their rights being taken away, until students returned for the next school year. In my opinion, this was by design. It was then too late to do anything about it. Some parents in northern Califoria tried to block it and repeal it, but they just didn’t have the numbers needed to move forward. Pan also authored SB 18, the so-called Bill of Rights for Children, another dangerous bill stripping parent rights. So, glad Californians took a stand this time and in time to stop their madness.

  3. These people are absolutely disgusting. They are demonic people. God has thee last word all the time. When God turns the table on these people, WATCH OUT! My God is BIGGER than these demonic souls.

    1. Hallelujah! You are CORRECT, GOD has the last word. And I hope all of the disgusting people involved in this crap BURN in HELL!!

  4. I don’t think gut and amend should be allowed, because at any time special interests could throw a last-minute curve ball to force something through without proper scrutiny. In this case, the vaccines have not been proven to work. Vaxxed people are having breakthrough infections. The one injections are also causing deaths and serious injuries for millions. The one injections do not have safe ingredients, with their synthetic mRNA, gmo’d adenoviruses, and graphene oxide causing the magnetic effect. The manufactured spike proteins are being seen to accumulate in the brain, heart, spleen, ovaries and testes. I read about one autopsy recently where they found spike proteins everywhere in the body. With serious injuries like heart attacks and heart inflammation, strokes, neurological damage happening in the millions now, etc, I basically wonder how much Pan, Weiner, Wicks et al are being paid to kill everyone.

      1. Lets just go ahead and burn the constitution while we are at it – because that’s what this does. By the way, as a business owner who is subject to fair housing laws, I can just see myself abiding by this law and not allowing access to my office to someone of color, someone disabled, etc and being video’d doing so, then being used to destroy my business. Oh, and who/how will this be administered? Another FEE on small business to collect and store this information? No! This is a hard NO.

        1. Agenda 21 aka Agenda 20/30. We need to know as much as possible about this, because it connects the dots to everything going on today. It’s unimaginable, unbelievable, unacceptable, but it’s true. And it has come to our communities at a time when we are most vulnerable, which is also by design. I say by design, because everything happening today is stated word for word in the book titled New Word Order by Ralph Epperson written in 1989. And also The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab verifies the REAL intentions of Covid.. We have been intentionally trapped in the storm of a PLANDEMIC or SCAMDEMIC, and these books prove it. Fortunately for us,…GOD WINS.

      2. Hi Katy, since this bill is dead, does that mean the published versions that included vaccine language do not exist? I have a relative that REFUSES to believe this is real, says since he cannot see/read the amended versions containing the vaccine language with his own eyes, he thinks there’s a possibility that the story that these bills were gutted an amended could be fake–I know, crazy! He says this about everything we share with him. He bats it away. I know it sounds like a lost cause, but if I could show him the actual evidence, maybe just maybe it would do some good to bringing him around to reality. Thank you

  5. Absolutely insidious, evil, purposeful destruction of people’s business, livelihoods. health and constitutional freedom. “Two weeks to flatten the curve” is now “show me your papers”

  6. Absolutely insidious, evil, purposeful destruction of people’s business, livelihoods. health and constitutional freedom. “Two weeks to flatten the curve” is now “show me your papers”

  7. Not a single named source in this piece, which is opinion not reporting. All the sources are unnamed. I went journalism school at San Jose State. My professors would take a story like this and rip it shreds before tossing it in the trash can.

      1. @Grady, Guest has obviously not read NYT or WaPO with their “anonymous” “unnamed” sources, or watched so-called “journalism” on CNN and MSNBC. Real journalism is dead; except in a few hard-to-find places.

    1. LOL @Guest!

      SJSU is my alma mater and I can confidently say, “SO WHAT!” The quality of education at SJSU has declined over the years. The journalism department was in trouble long ago.
      What passes for journalism today is a joke!
      I suggest you understand the intent of the written piece, it is to inform readership.
      Thanks for the laugh!

    2. The Capitol sources on both sides of the aisle risk being terminated for sharing information. They are at-will employees and not protected by a collective bargaining agreement. As editor, I have verified all unnamed sources. Of course we prefer on-the-record comments by named sources, but believe the story is worth publishing, as well as protecting the identities of the valuable sources.

      1. Thank you so much Mrs. Katy Grimes, for publishing this, and thank you to the unnamed sources for blowing the whistle on this one to bring it to our attention! GET INVOLVED, fellow Californians! Tell everyone you know in Cali to start contacting our local officials to voice your opposition! Sign petitions! And if possible, get involved in your local community and politics, school boards, etc. These radical bills and unethical laws must stop! Where is our freedom of religion?! This goes against our religion in SO MANY WAYS. This is discriminatory against many disabled, as well, because not all health problems and disabilities that can lead to an increased risk of adverse affects injuries, and/or death are “exemption approved”, so to speak. My auto immune disease wouldnt qualify under their rules, but poses a critical threat that is likely to kill me if I take it, based on statistics and studies I’ve diligently scoured for, keep researching, and watching/studing closely. Thank you again to those giving us this warning! And another thank you to those reading this, and who will do something about it…We NEED TO secure the freedoms we were abundantly blessed to have growing up will STILL be preserved and intact for our children and future generations! THE TIME TO STAND TOGETHER IS NOW, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PREFERENCES! Before its far too late.????❤

      2. I question what gives them the right to Implement an unfunded mandate on small business and other employers. Business owners would have to compensate employees for the additional described sick-leave without being compensated for the additional cost. Historically, unfunded mandates are not allowed; are they “above” all that in Sacramento?

    3. And yet you post as “guest.” The .pdf of the actual printed document is not a source? There is something seriously wrong with you. You truly are about 2 hot dogs short of a picnic, poppy.

    4. So how many decades ago was this? I have not seen much genuine reporting in California newspapers in the last 10 or 15 years since the current generation of J School minimum wage drones replaced all the old school reporters who were fired or bailed. As “too expensive”. By newspaper owners that got lazy and stupid due to JOA’s and the classifieds monopoly.

      The standard sourcing used by J School drones is to source two or three opinions from “experts” all on the “progressive” side of the story. And the “experts” are overwhelmingly activist types. Standard procedure in LAT, SF Chron, and now the last to fall, the Sac Bee.

      I have read some fantastic first rate reporting in the last few years. But all on local online news-sites. And none of the bylines were from J School drones.

      The best education in reporting is from very exacting newsroom story editors and copy editors. Like in the good old days. Not some guy reduced to teaching “journalism” at State.

      1. Tfourier: And even many of the New School reporters who replaced the Old School reporters helped Dems from their positions as “reporters” and thus set themselves up to work as aides to the Dems they helped. Easier to be a suck-up aide than a bad reporter, it looks like. And it probably pays better, too —- although I wouldn’t know, I’m only guessing.

  8. Can’t imagine Newsom surviving this if he signs it.. of course if he doesn’t sign it in goes into law anyway in 30 days.. What is with these lawmakers? Every idea they put into law pushes people and businesses into another state? It always seems like they are the losers in life and they are seeking to get even with all of those in the state.

  9. I didn’t see it.. who pays for the time off? The employer> there goes another business.

    I hope there are lots of lawsuits starting with no where is it proven that there is such a virus. It has never been isolated. Also there is also no test for the virus which has never been isolated. They are using a PCR incorrectly which provides false positives at 90% or more. These representatives work for pharma. period.

    1. No kidding, who pays for the time off, TBM. The employer, I would think. Who else? Or does the government (meaning us) propose to pick up the tab? After all, they are paying everyone’s rent now, and paying off the landlords too, and the only requirement is that one self-attest to having financial problems, no proof required. Or did I miss something? It’s increasingly difficult to believe what we hear. This rent nonsense has only floated to the surface in the last couple of days, seems to me.
      But I digress….. Certainly will be in touch with my own Asm and Sen this morning, and go from there. We just go from crisis to crisis around here, don’t we? But we can’t let this insanity stand.

      1. Yup! Crisis!! Soon the situation will become “Normalized” at this point it’s too late. Communism is upon us and the military will be here to force the vaccines or FEMA camp. These are the realities of every great nation before their demise. The only thing and I do mean the ONLY thing keeping us from this fully is that we still have our guns

    2. What also seems ominous is the language in the gutted-and-amended bill which seems to apply to customers and the general public in addition to employees: “Amendment 5: 52.8. ……. (b), shall require EACH PERSON who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, WHO SEEKS TO ENTER the indoor facilities of that establishment, TO SHOW PROOF to an employee or authorized agent of the establishment that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19.” (Words in caps are my emphasis)

    1. Oh they will get around to it eventually, I guess.
      This proposed legislation appears to have problems from every conceivable angle, by the way, and it seems to me will be challenged from every angle, too. Another badly-written bill from the legislature! I don’t think the this will ultimately make it through, but we’ll see, because we’ve already seen that the Feds are apparently working in concert with the locals to overwhelm the citizenry. Unconstitutional according to (I would think) the California Constitution as well as the U.S. Constitution, medical privacy laws, and as a practical matter how the heck do the brownshirts, er, I mean, the State workers monitor and enforce? And what ARE the penalties, by the way? Fines? Liens against property if fines are not paid? What? If businesses are okay with this now, I would think they’d be vigorously against it soon enough when they see the chaos, never mind costs, both seen and unseen, that result from such “legislation.” This bill and these legislators are a joke!

        1. Marina, the answer to your question will likely be found when amendments are officially published. But if you go by L.A. County and some of the municipalities in SoCal, fines are levied and pile up. But hang on, we’ll see….

  10. What is going on! The president’s gone “mad”, corruption everywhere, do as I say, not as I do. Now you must put something in your body , whether you need/like it. How could this be happening, it’s amazing how they,”supposedly found a cure ???? for this virus, but can’t find one for cancer.
    This (virus)was created for one reason only and that purpose was to depopulate the world.
    My God is a mighty God. He says, “Vengeance is mine”. Good luck to all who follow the world.

    1. The amendments have not been published yet other than what I embedded in the article. When they are I will update and link to the amended bill.

  11. Whether this bill is signed or not vote everyone of these power hungry pos out of office!!! They are to vote for us not themselves!

  12. Another unconstitutional attack on your freedoms.
    Not taking the jab and waiting and watching as those sheep who have start to die off.
    This “vaccine” is not a vaccine at all but an experimental rNA Gene Therapy that disrupts your DNA…

  13. Comrades
    Tension, fear,distrust, anger before the recall?
    The playbook of the old day……look to the Dear Leader to lead to the solutions….

    1. Trump is the daddy of the vaccine. You post like someone who works for the catholic intelligence agency.

  14. When I look up bill and even click links in this article to amended bill it doesn’t say anything about covid. Does any one have a link to the amended bill showing the changes?

    1. The amendments have not been published yet other than what I embedded in the article. When they are I will update and link to the amended bill.

  15. I’m experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 vaccine, such as extreme anxiety and fear that I will be forced to take it or lose my job, and I am unable to work. Give me paid leave until it gets better.

    1. @Julia, what you are experiencing is quite common and contagious. I think it may be the new pandemic that we feared.
      Take 2 aspirin and call your or write your State Senator and Assemblymen.

  16. Notice – again – all of these draconian, tyrannical pieces of “legislation” are being foisted upon us by the crew out of the Bay Area…
    “Amendment 1 adds Members Wicks, Low, and Akilah Weber.
    Amendment 2 adds “Principal coauthors: Senators Newman, Pan, and Wiener.””

    Time to watch this one CLOSELY, as it smacks of COMPLETE overreach, violates the Nuremberg Treaty and all of the other laws against experimental products being required via coercion.

    Oh, and if you read up on this week’s Pfizer “approval”, it’s a sleight of hand misdirection by the mainstream media as the actual filings indicate that the branded product from BioNtech is the one that’s being approved, but it doesn’t even exist yet, but because Pfizer & BioNtech are tied together on this, it creates the opportunity for the low-information mouthpieces of the “Administration” to mislead the populace about Pfizer receiving full approval from the FDA…
    Do a DuckDuckGo search for Dr. Robert Malone’s reports on the Pfizer filing/approval for all of the details – it’s a complicated, confusing mass of regulations & legalese…

    One thing – this whole “vaccination” propaganda campaign is getting MORE and more insidious, dangerous and tyrannical…

    1. (Snark time) : That picture of Wicks makes her look like a complete, heartless, soulless, zombie… probably brainless, too as her C-19 clot-shot is probably eating what little grey-matter she might have once had away… this action is proof of that….

      1. There is Supreme Court case law ruling against non human entities/ corporations ruling over natural men. Vaccinated people altered their dna and can no longer legislate. I plan to make this court knowledge locally in a few weeks and I intend to appeal to the highest court.

  17. An this Ladies and Gent’s is why so many people are leaving CA for other states. Once can choose to accept what is being imposed or leave the CA Kingdom. I took a big risk and moved the wife and pets ahead of putting the CA home on the market so we can begin establishing residence in another state. I look forward to the day I can change my W2 to another state that has no Income Tax. Then if the numbers hold true, saving $26,000 a year due to lower taxes, no Income Tax, lower cost of living, decrease mortage and property taxes, and lower utilitiy cost. My last act is to send in my #RecallNewsome ballot!!

    1. Where’d ya go, if you don’t mind sharing. Kind of thinking about leaving as well, although it feels more like a force out.

  18. This is just terrifying and an attack on everyone’s freedom especially the disabled. The evidence is clear these shots have tracking devices as well as all the other health problems associated with them. Thank you for telling us about this.

    1. The amendments have not been published yet other than what I embedded in the article. When they are I will update and link to the amended bill.

  19. I was a refusenik but eventually got the shot. But still I support all of you who choose not to get the jab as there a lot of uncertainty about what’s in this vaccine and its efficacy against the delta variant (check out the Israeli statistics). The fact that the state is twisting everyone’s arm so intently and not considering any prophylactics or therapeutics leaves one suspicious of some ulterior motive. Therefore, everyone should have a constitutional right to decide for themselves.
    That said each employer should have a constitutional right to decide what is appropriate for their workplace. And the individual has the right to chose to comply or leave with no unemployment benefits. Of course all employees, who are unvaccinated, should be given the opportunity to work from home if they were given that opportunity a year ago.
    The state should not incorporate additional sickleave benefits to get the shot. If you have sick leave coming to you, you can take it. If you don’t, that individual needs to take the responsibility of arranging a vaccination time around their work schedule. And if they have an adverse reaction – that’s time off without pay or workman’s comp.
    I hope this bill does not proceeded or pass. While I’m sure the conservative legislators would like to hear they have our support, the swing districts with marginal Democratic support and moderate Democrats hold the key how this gut and amend effort proceeds.
    Call them write them, post on social media and ask friends and family to join the protest.

  20. I am sorry, there is no softer way to say that this is bull-shit. When these people begin pulling crap like this (this bill had nothing to do with the title or transportation and the days of pushing stuff on to the citizens of this State are OVER. We must show up in force. Thousands must show up and hold these scum bags accountable. They must all GO! No more playing these absurd games where the people we put in office feel they have mandates over us. We do NOT consent and we must begin processes to get rid of every last one of these tyrants. Maybe even go so far as to charge them with “Crimes against humanity” which is a sentence of death. This is how serious this is folks.

    1. Yes, what you mentioned needs to happen. All of it. It must be pursued as far as it can go in the legal system. It CANNOT be allowed to stand.

  21. This is over-reach plain and simple. people need to show up, or everything here will cease to run as people no longer have the right to work, medical care, freedom to assemble, etc. These people are the ones who removed the religious/philosophical objection for the school children, and created witch hunts for the few doctors who wrote medical exemptions.

    Come join a group of people on FB who have had enough!


  22. does anyone know if they’re stopping traffic at state borders? i only ask because i’m in california, unvaccinated, and would rather move back to texas (and get vaccinated there, by choice!), than be forced a vaccination in CA because of shitstain dem-lib-nazis who clearly want equality of outcome and all the misery it brings, especially where vaccinations are concerned.

  23. Any other reasons needed why we need the power of a veto sitting in the governor’s office in Sacramento? Read the actual recent FDA letter – it did NOT approve the Pfizer vaccine, it only extended its emergency use authorization.

    Democrats and the media are committing egregious fraud on this issue and getting way ahead of themselves mandating anything.

    This vaccine mandate bill is utter insanity, as if the authors wanted to take Newsom down by forcing him to sign it. Go ahead, just do it. And make sure every single voter now knows now the gravity of their recall vote.

    Time to review what “term limits” did to the governance of our state – a rapid drop into one-party fascism. Law of very unintended consequences

  24. I am a proud naturalized citizen from South Africa, which I still frequent annually.
    Also, I consider myself a citizen of the California, having lived here 30 years. California allowed me to flourish as a businessman. However it is not the Golden State I first was introduced to in 1990 as I watch the shenanigans of incompetent politicians degrade this beautiful state. It has become increasingly draconian in pursuing critical thinkers and dismantling choices, to justify remaining here. Taxes are prohibitive and our freedoms steadily under siege. This bill is just another nail….

  25. The Democrat party is not a political party, it’s a criminal gang? Democrat using shady tactics like “Gut-and-amend bills” is criminal? How much is big pharma and the CCP paying these Democrats in the legislature to pass such a law that would force private employers to mandate vaccines?

  26. This is despicable. What a dirty way to go about trying to get something through that forces individuals to NO MATTER what get vaccinated. It’s tyranny and you all are pathetic human beings for doing it this way. Where has our real America gone? Trying to take away our rights and making our rights YOUR rights. You all should be ashamed of yourself! That overlord in Sacramento will do anything to leave his mark behind.
    This is disgusting.

  27. It is unconstitutional and down right Un-American to force us to put a vaccine in our bodies that are toxic! It’s unacceptable that you are stripping Americans of our rights. I do Not believe in these vaccines and it goes against everything my family believes in. It’s MY BODY MY CHOICE, NOT YOURS!

  28. Once again the Peoples Republic of California strikes at the heart of everything that is American in order to establish their bona fides in the communist arena. This violates so many laws, amendments and titles that a list would take up too much space in explanations. A start is the following: Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, The Nuremburg agreement, HIPAA regulations, the Fourth Amendment (US), the Fifth Amendment, the Thirteenth amendment (involuntary servitude), right to work laws… It goes on and on. The potential for lawyers to make enough cash to send their great great grandchildren through the colleges of their choice exists here. Of course, bro bono will work as well. Lawsuits will follow if there is anyone left in California after this slides through without a proper reading, hearing and is foisted off on Californians as a “transportation” bill. We need a single subject/single bill law that demands clear language so that anyone can understand what is being proposed. Once past committee, each bill should be cast in lead and there should be no amendments allowed. If it cannot stand on its own, let it fall. This particular bill will be the death knell for many small businesses and will drive many more people out of the once golden state. Is there anyone who still wonders why we are having a recall election? Anyone? Anyone?

  29. I Oppose this bill
    I’m sure you are aware of the groundbreaking preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, which found that vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated.

    While moderating the symptoms of infection, the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at first, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders.

    This phenomenon may be the source of the shocking post-vaccination surges in heavily vaccinated populations globally.

    Vaccinated individuals are blasting out concentrated viral explosions into their communities and fueling new COVID surges. Vaccinated healthcare workers are almost certainly infecting their coworkers and patients, causing horrendous collateral damage.

    Continued vaccination will only make this problem worse.

    What happened to the most basic human right of all? Sovereignty over our own physical body & what is injected into it? Mandating the experimental biological agent being called a vaccine is a violation of international human rights law, the Nuremberg Code, and no human being should be coerced to violate their own conscience or do damage to their own body in order to access basic human services such as education, employment, groceries, etc.

    What happened to My body, My choice and No means No?

    We urge you to do the right thing and honor freedom of conscience, and bodily autonomy – inalienable human rights; and to unequivocally reject vaccine mandates of any kind.

    It has come to our attention that you are attempting to craft a last minute bill that mandates the Covid-19 experimental injection being referred to as a vaccine for private sector employers, adding liability protection for employers who do mandate this injection, and attempting to include immunity from workers comp liability should an adverse reaction occur for the employee.

    Why are you doing this? What is the evidence that you think supports these terrible interventions, which are so harmful and so risky? What is the reason you are seeking to undermine the most fundamental human liberties of all, detailed in both the US & California Constitutions?

    I would appreciate a reply to the scientific data presented above, as well as a detailed description of your understanding of your own personal liability in seeking to introduce legislation that does harm and strips our guaranteed constitutional freedoms under the guise of protecting Californians from a virus they naturally have a 99.7-99.9% chance of surviving, so that I may inform the large network of freedom loving Californians I am apart of as to your motives and intentions.

    You are our elected representative which by definition indicates your role is to represent us and our best interests, and to defend our freedoms as outlined in the US & California Constitutions. Please keep that in mind.

    1. Wow, Lindsey Rex, what a GREAT letter. It’s so impressive I’m thinking of printing it out, framing it, and hanging it on the wall. I assume it was sent to your Senator and Assemblymember?

    2. Common sense won’t work here, I’m afraid. One party rule is not how our country was meant to be. They ignore CDC guidelines and push ahead with their arrogant guidelines, meant only to further cement their governance. Today Cleveland Clinic and Israel research shows those already infected with Covid and with strong antibodies, cannot be reinfected; nearly a zero percent chance. Why no “antibody” cards? Because that means they would be releasing their hold on us. Arizona and Texas never looked so good!

  30. The California Recall guide can be found by searching “”California recall procedures”, Newsome’s recall campaign provides a good sample template.

  31. This is straight out of a George Orwell novel. Look at what’s happening in Canada, NZ and Australia, we’re next if we don’t stop it now. We have got to get our state and country back. It starts with recalling our governor. At some point the American people need to start pushing back, if we don’t this country will be forever beholden to our Democrat Elites who clearly do not have our best interests in mind.

  32. They don’t care what any of us say or think. Their mission is to lead the great re-set and push their progressive agenda. We’re all just in their way, so they have to cheat under the cover of darkness to hide their deeds. Fight back, folks!

  33. Who requested these covid/vaccination additions to the bill? What are their names?
    As the mouth Maxine Waters said ” We all need to get up in their faces and make them feel uncomfortable”..

    1. Make a note of these legislators. They are bad news. You will see these “usual suspects” appear on bad legislation time and time again. Most, but not all, are from the Bay Area. They need to go. At the very least, they need to have their power severely limited by eventually making the current mega-majority Dem party that currently holds power in Sacramento into a minority Dem party.

      “Assembly Bill 455, once a transportation bill, is being amended. Here’s how:

      “Amendment 1 adds Members [Buffy]Wicks [D, Oakland], Evan Low [D, San Jose], and [Dr.] Akilah Weber [D, San Diego area]
      “Amendment 2 adds “Principal coauthors: Senators [Josh] Newman [D, Fullerton], [Dr. Richard] Pan [D, Sacramento], and [Scott] Wiener [D, San Francisco].”

  34. Here’s what I wrote to my representative:

    Senator Stern,

    I am a registered voter in your district and am writing to VEHEMENTLY protest the gutting and amending of AB 455!!! I view, as do many of my voting friends and colleagues, the gut-and-amend process as a gross deception to the voting public and an overt abuse of power by our State legislators. Please know that I am not alone and that many will be paying very close attention to whatever action/participation you engage in at this historically pivotal moment in time.

    You were elected to not only uphold the inalienable rights of your constituents, but (I thought) also to stand up for and support the small businesses that employ so many Californians! It appears to me that this legislation, among other openly discriminatory infringements, seeks to shunt all liability for vaccine injury or death onto small business owners/employers, who have already suffered so much in this State. Many are only now starting to recover and are very, very vulnerable. This proposed gut-and -amend could truly be the final nail in the coffin not only for small businesses, but for the constitutional rights of all tax paying, voting, law abiding citizens in California.

    Please bear in mind your public duty and the individual responsibility you bear as an elected official. Actions you take now have the potential to negatively impact personal liberties for generations to come.

  35. Well, I’m PIIIIIIISSSSSSED OFF NOW! Going to be looking really hard to join a class action lawsuit on Monday AM. Have been begging my medical MD’s to give me a LEGITIMATE Covid 19 vaccine exemption for almost a year. Have had Guillian-Barre twice, after flu & TDaP. And massive autoimmune reaction after TDaP. Went to Stanford Hospital to DIE from pericarditis and autoimmune disorder, recurring pneumonia, which I had for six months.

    NO MD’s WILL WRITE A MEDICAL EXEMPTION, no matter how well deserved and how legitimate. Thank you, Richard Pan. You have blood on your hands. If I am forced to get the jab, I’ll likely die. I detest these ******* who think they know better than us all, and will not even allow us to make legitimate decisions about our own bodies and healthcare.

    Violations of Nuremberg Code and numerous Civil Rights violations.

    These people should be sent to prison to ROT forever. I hate them all. God forgive me, I need to forgive them too. They are going to kill and maim people. Or take away our ability to participate in society. What’s in it for them? That’s what I have to ask myself.

    CA Globe, my apologies if this sounds over the top. I’m beyond incensed at this point. If a person has nearly died from Guillian-Barre twice, had a systemic autoimmune reaction and pericarditis from prior vaccines, what on earth could make anyone in their right mind think it’s safe to have a “vaccine” that’s actually gene therapy, that has not gone through the standard clinical and scientific testing and licensing process?

    It’s as if they threw out everything they have known about infectious disease, and decided to completely re-write the rules. “Those with logic and any common sense need not apply.”

    So sorry if this offends anyone. I’m beginning to think there is a death wish against me and people like me with certain medical conditions and well-documented prior vaccine injuries.

    Meanwhile, the rules are whatever rules they make up for us. We have no rights. People, please do realize, this is the proverbial canary in the coal mine speaking here.

    1. Hi Eine Stein!
      Thank you for sharing your experience.
      I think many of us here understand and sense something sinister is happening when they will not allow for medical exemptions. This mRNA shot has been foisted upon citizens that have had much fear instilled upon them.
      It is very inspiring to see so many thoughtful and powerful comments on here.
      We must turn this into action by contacting our so called representatives.

      September 8th is a day of action in front of the State Capitol. People are meeting @10:00 am.
      At the very least write and call your assemblymen and state senators.
      Employers need to be strong and also take as stand against tyranny.
      Push this story on all social media platforms, I have done so on Telegram and Parler. If you have Gab, MeWe, Twitter, Facebook, Gettr please post it. We must get the word out.
      Call radio shows, write in letters to the editors, go on NextDoor App.
      Katy is a great reporter and editor and I am so thankful for the California Globe.

  36. Yes, what you mentioned needs to happen. All of it. It must be pursued as far as it can go in the legal system. It CANNOT be allowed to stand.

  37. Gut and Amend? Is this a freaking board game they’re playing with our lives??? This is totalitariansim on steroids, and a gross violation of human rights. Are these the same people who are pro-choice because a woman gets to decide what she wants to do with her own body? I guess this doesn’t apply to forceable injection of graphene oxide and poison into one’s bloodstream. The “vaccines” are CREATING the variants and this population-control measure is the height of evil. God help us.

  38. Dr Dan Stock , I’m actually a functional family medicine physician. That means I am speciality trained in immunology and inflammation, regulation. And everything being recommended by the CDC and the State Board of Health is actually contrary to all the rules of science.

    So things you should know about coronavirus and all other respiratory viruses, they are spread by aerosol particles which are small enough to go through every mask.
    The natural history of all respiratory viruses is that they circulate all year long waiting for the immune system to get sick through the winter or become deranged, as has happened recently with these vaccines.

    And then they cause symptomatic disease because they cannot be filtered out and they have animal reservoirs.
    And this is a very important point. No one can make this virus go away. The CDC has managed to convince everybody that we can handle this like we did smallpox, where we could make a virus go away.

    Smallpox had no animal reservoirs. The only thing it learned to infect was humans. That’s why we’re able to make that virus go away. That will not happen with this any more than it will with influenza, the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus, adenoviral respiratory syndromes, or anything else that has animal reservoirs. So the reason you can’t do this is because you’re trying to do something which has already been tried and can’t be done.
    Equally important is that vaccination changes none of this, especially with this vaccine.

    And I would hope this board would start asking itself before it considers taking the advice of the CDC, the NIH and the state board of health, why we are doing things about this that we didn’t do for the common cold, influenza, or respiratory syncytial virus?

    And then ask yourself, why is a vaccine that is supposedly so effective having a breakout in the middle of the summer when respiratory viral syndromes don’t do that?

    And to help you understand that, you need to know the condition that is called antibody mediated viral enhancement.

    What is ADE?
    ADE occurs when the antibodies generated during an immune response recognize and bind to a pathogen, but they are unable to prevent infection. Instead, these antibodies act as a “Trojan horse,” allowing the pathogen to get into cells and exacerbate the immune response. That is a condition done when vaccines work wrong, as they did in every coronavirus study done in animals on coronaviruses after the SARS outbreak and done in respiratory syncytial virus where a vaccine used in a vulnerable individual, done the wrong way, which why it cannot be done right for respiratory virus, which has a very low pathogenicity rate, causes the immune system to actually fight the virus wrong and let the virus become worse than it would with native infection.

    And that is why you are seeing an outbreak right now. In fact, in that flash drive you’re going to have coming to you in the emails with six studies showing that 75 percent of people who had covid-19 positive symptom cases in Barnstable, Massachusetts outbreak were fully vaccinated.

    Therefore, there is no reason for treating any person vaccinated any differently than any person unvaccinated. You should also know that no vaccine, even the ones I support and would give to myself and my children, ever stops infection.

    1. Thank you so much for posting this! Great information that further confirms what we have been relying on in our knowledge of all of this.

  39. Sunday August 28th, Wednesday September 8th, and Saturday September 18th are demonstrations and rallies at the CA State Capitol protesting these mandates. See you there.

  40. The Nuremberg Code (1947) Permissible Medical Experiments
    The great weight of the evidence before us to effect that certain types of medical
    experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds,
    conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the
    practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such
    experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other
    methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must
    be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts: 1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This
    means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent;
    should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without
    the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching,
    or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient
    knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved
    as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This
    latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision
    by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature,
    duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is
    to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected;
    and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his
    participation in the experiment.

    The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests
    upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is
    a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with
    impunity. 2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of
    society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random
    and unnecessary in nature. 3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal
    experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other
    problem under study that the anticipated results justify the performance of the
    experiment. 4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical
    and mental suffering and injury. 5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to
    believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those
    experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects. 6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the
    humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment. 7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to
    protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury,
    disability or death. 8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons.
    The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of
    the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment. 9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to
    bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state
    where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
    10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared
    to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe,
    in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required
    of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury,
    disability, or death to the experimental subject.

  41. This is unconstitutional, we should not be forced to do something we are not comfortable with. This has to stop and stop now, we are not dogs we should have to be tracked! Stop the madness

  42. We can not have another segregation. The Jews were made to wear yellow stars, the Black were prohibited to eat with the Whites and the Chinese had to label there house with 3 letter so they knew where to riot.
    This has to stop NOW NOW!!!!!!!!!

  43. Stop the madness everyone has a right to make their own decisions and not be segregated because of it. We live in the United States where everyone is suppose to have the same rights to pursue our lives.

  44. These legislators are delusional sociopaths. Here’s how this vax mandate is working in San Fran so far:
    “San Francisco Vaccination Mandate Causing Businesses to Lose Thousands Per Day
    Indoor vax requirements hurting businesses more than predicted”

    The most disturbing thing about California is actually not that the legislature would try this, it’s the idea that the PEOPLE of California either wouldn’t care or would support it. People have truly, truly lost their minds. This is a disease with an average IFR (death rate) of approx 1.6%–higher if you’re older, much lower if you’re under 65. Let’s not forget the complete disregard of people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have natural immunity, which is appearing to be more robust and longer-lasting than the shots.

    Also, SO disturbing that treatment options (such as ivermectin) are being ignored as if vaccination is the ONLY way out.

    Another wonderful article–Glenn Greenwald, giving voice to critical thinking in the midst of this insanity:

  45. Congratulations, foolish CA Legislators, you have managed to alienate more Californians than ever while inspiring them to go up against you with everything they have. They would have been simply living their lives, minding their own business, but you had to go this one step too far, didn’t you? Now you’ve turned them into fiery activists. Brilliant!

  46. When big pharma (PFizer, Johnson&Johnson & Moderna) manufactures, distribute, and administers the vaccine FOR FREE, maybe then the public will believe there is no monetary incentive to push the vaccine.
    I dare say, if no one makes any money — let’s see how long before the vaccine is deemed NOT NECESSARY!

  47. Oppose!!! California is just now barely recovering from the closures & lockdowns of last year! Once we allow this slide there’s no telling what else they’ll push. Make it stop!! The vaccines are not for everyone, covid is real yes but there are other ways to protect & heal !! OPPOSE!!!!

  48. One of my ‘tells’ of valid web/news/info site? Do they allow comments?

    If not, then you know that the only acceptable ‘thinking’ is theirs. No other discussion is allowed.

    Thank you for getting this up and out.

  49. How did a toll road bill become a mandatory vaccine passport bill? The California Legislature is a sham institution. AB455 would allow private employers to fire employees if they refuse to get a COVID 19 vaccine. This would fundamentally overhaul our basic service industry experience and business structures from which we will never come back. Immunization records exist so that our doctors can provide care, not as a gateway for discrimination.

    California already has the most stringent business regulations in the country and the first time lost a congressional seat due to business and people leaving the state.

    COVID-19 burnout is driving many nurses to quit, and hospital administrators say the state’s new vaccine mandate will compound the shortage. @calmatters

    San Francisco moves to suspend police, fire and sheriff’s employees who refuse to report vaccination status. “San Francisco Chronicle.”

    California lawmakers, Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, this is not a constitutional amendment. This is a bill stripping us of our constitutional freedom, our right to privacy, and allows for discrimination and segregation. Please oppose this bait and switch bill!!

  50. The government knows it cannot directly compel citizens regarding their personal; health decisions. To compel the businesses to do what is clearly something the government is restricted from doing is disingenuous. The government is ultimately behind this and it’s a violation of our rights.
    Beyond the arguments regarding the truth concerning COVID and these vaccines, this is a serious encroachment on basic human rights. So many lies have been told already, the whole thing is totally politicized. The government must not become owners of our bodies and usurpers of our basic human rights.

  51. heard today that the amendment has been squashed!! they were called out on their bullcrap! a flyer was sent out to thousands of people , I attend a church that has thousands of followers and a number to call was on the flyer .
    I am sure they were inundated with calls. The guy told me it was just a rumor that there was no proposed amendment to the bill….RIGHT

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