Aligning the Beliefs Exemption for Higher Education

We believe that Californians have an inalienable right to bodily autonomy and an informed choice.

All California residents should have access to higher education without the infringement of their fundamental right to make their own health care decisions.

Proposed Higher Education Beliefs Exemption Bill PDF

Higher Education Beliefs Exemption Sign On Letter

Proposed Legislation Aligning the Beliefs Exemption for Higher Education

An Act to add Sections [Insert New Section Number] to the [Insert Name of State’s Code Section being added to] Code, relating to public health.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SEC.1. Section [Insert New Section Number ] is added to the [Insert name of State’s Code Section being added to] Code to read:

[New Section Number]

Evidence of immunity to or vaccination against an illness or disease shall not be required for admission to a public institution of higher education if any of the following persons files with the governing body of the educational institution a letter or affidavit stating that the immunization is contrary to the beliefs of either of the following:

(1) The parent, guardian, or adult who has assumed responsibility for the care and custody of the person seeking admission, if that applicant is a minor who is not emancipated or who is 17 years of age or younger.

(2) The person seeking admission, if that applicant is an emancipated minor or is 18 years of age or older.