The 85th session of the Texas Legislature is underway and it promises to be a fun one. State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-92) is having fun telling us about a few bad bills that have been filed. This week he highlights State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-134) for filing HB-97.
Congratulations to “Republican” Representative Sarah Davis for winning our 3rd “Bad Bill Of The Week” award!
Rep. Davis wants to allow children to circumvent their parents and give them the ability to opt in to medical procedures (like receiving STD vaccinations) without consent. HB 97 and attacks like it on the family unit have no place in Texas. Together let’s protect our vulnerable children and parental rights by killing this bill.
Please give her office a call at 512-463-0389 and let her know you don’t want to see big government allowed to pressure our kids into decisions they are not equipped to make. Tell her parental rights matter more than lobbyist campaign donations and to stop pushing HB 97 immediately!
Here is the text of the bill:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to consent to the immunization of certain children for cancer prevention or treatment.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 32.1011, Family Code, is amended by adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
(a-1) Notwithstanding Subsection (a) or Section 32.003 or 32.101, a child may consent to the child’s own immunization for cancer prevention or treatment if the immunization is:
(1) recommended for cancer prevention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; or
(2) approved for cancer treatment by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
This is the type of legislation that the Harris County Republican Party knew we were going to get when they chose to organize their campaign to appeal to the moderate Republicans and Democrats in Davis’ district instead of reaching out to conservatives in Harris County.
And people still wonder why social conservatives in Harris County didn’t turn out in November?