Wyoming State Legislature is currently voting on SF 54. Here you can read all about the consequences of such a bill regarding mandatory meningococcal vaccination for college students.
Please contact those legislators that are voting yes to this bill and tell them to vote no. Use any information that I've outlined in my previous blog post to try and make your case. Please support the legislators that are voting no.
I am urging all citizenry to remember how this vote went down and who chose more government control and less freedom for choice. According to our governments Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) these vaccines cause more death and disability then the disease themselves. To across the board mandate this policy to college students without the option of philosophical exemption is hard for take.
2/14/2012 Introduced and Referred (First Reading)
Ayes: Senator(s) Anderson, Barnard, Bebout, Burns, Christensen, Driskill, Emerich, Esquibel, Geis, Hastert, Hicks, Hines, Jennings, Johnson, Landen, Martin, Nicholas P, Nutting, Perkins, Peterson, Rothfuss, Scott and Von Flatern.
Nays: Senator(s) Case, Coe, Cooper, Meier, Ross and Schiffer.
Scheduled for hearing in the Standing Committee.
2/20/2012 Reported Committee of the Whole in House of Origin
Ayes: Senator(s) Dockstader, Nutting and Scott
Nayes: Senator(s) Martin and Schiffer
Responses from some legislatures.
Senator Gerald E. Geis
"Thank you for your e-mail. I voted yes on this bill. I based my decision on the debate on the Senate floor that made me feel that it is necessary. IF you have any further question for me feel free to contact me at any time."
Senator Paul Barnard
Thank you for your input. I appreciate your comments on this matter.
Feb. 24, 2012
SF 54 sat all week without getting discussed by the full Senate. It died on the floor. We do believe it will be brought up again on 2013.
Also, next year might be the year that Senator Scott tries to get the state law changed to make people wanting a religious exemption prove it is really against their religion. He brought it up during the committee meeting on Monday. He actually said that in the future, they need to work on the state requiring more evidence of religious objection for people wanting that exemption!
by Susan Pearce, Wyoming Vaccine Information Network