CA State Legislative Analysis - 2011 Bills


February 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - - Of current interest has been the expanded use by President Obama, of his Executive Orders privilege to assume a greater authority over issues than any previous president, by amending, upgrading and expanding the reach of a multitude of Executive Orders.

Many of the federal bills from the last term which failed, ended up being written into the most recent Executive Orders regarding Workforce Development. This covers a broad range of issues such as nutrition and an examination of federal rules and regulations with a view toward placing limitations on such and curtailing and limiting various functions of the legislative branch of government while expanding the authority of the Executive Administration’s authority over health and welfare, employment, environmental and the above referenced nutritional issues.

Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State message calling for a re-examination of state rules and regulations for conducting state business are but an echo of President Obama’s Executive Order as are all the other issues pre-occupying the activities of the California legislature.

Also, the fact that the Anti-Proposition 8 people have not achieved the goals they sought through the court (yet) has not stopped them from using the legislature now to further their agenda of recruitment of our children into their ranks.

You may recall our report on the successful passage of Senator mark Leno’s SB 548, Mental Health Services, without parental consent, for minors. This term Assemblyman Jim Beall, (D-San Jose) has AB 39, Special Education Funding.

This bill will appropriate funding to facilitate the transitioning of mental health services from the department of health Services to the Dept of Education. Plus he has AB 154, Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Services. This would cover every citizen in the State requiring that the costs of mental health treatment be included in health insurance coverage “for any age."

If mental health services are extended to everyone regardless of financial status, lifestyle status, health status, early-release prisoners status and as well for all children, carried by the Dept. of Education one can be assured that these services will be delivered on school campuses.

In this term Senator Mark Leno has submitted SB 48: Instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content. It has been assigned to the Senate Education and Senate Judiciary Committees for possible hearings by mid-March.

This will mandate that Social Sciences classes include a study of the role and contributions made by native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender Americans and other ethnic and cultural groups, to the development of California and the United States, as if all of the contributions of these groups and sub-groups were equal in number and merit.

This could easily result in what would be blatant recruitment of children K-12, into the ranks of the LGBT lifestyle. The bill is co-sponsored by Equality USA and Gay/Straight Alliance. The G/SA claims to have clubs on about 250 campuses or more throughout California. It is worthwhile to visit their website to see their aggressive assault on our children.. This bill would give the LGBT groups access to every student in California's 1.131 school districts.

Additionally, it would also give them the right to determine which LGBT personalities to highlight. The bill also would prohibit any adverse content when including these groups into California textbooks and teaching material.

The bill also hints darkly at invading the alternative and charter schools with this requirement. It’s exact words are: “It is the intent of the legislature that alternative and charter schools take notice of the provisions of this act in light of Section 235 of the Education Code which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other specified characteristics in any aspect of the operation of alternative and charter schools."

This is a re-write and expansion of a 2005 bill by then Senator Sheila Kuehl. This bill, however, goes much further than the Kuehl, bill with its arrogant insistent of the right to mandate that this lifestyle become mainstream in the schools.

The LGBT lobby is positioning itself as a victimized class of people who are entitled to special status protection and respect.

If you are concerned about this legislation, which could proceed rapidly without much public comment, letters, especially letterhead stationery, can be sent to the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, asap. Chairman Alan Lowenthal, (D), V. Chairman Robert Huff, (R).

An appropriate introductory sentence could be in the form of, "I request that the name of our organization (or, my name as an individual) be entered in the Education Committee’s analysis of this bill as in opposition to SB 48. Then, respectfully, list some of your concerns, being brief.

Major defects of the bill which might be included:

1. There is no opt-out allowance for the parents to sign removing their child(ren) from instructions. This is tantamount to making a student a prisoner in a classroom for brainwashing purposes.

2. Though the bill lists no fiscal committee hearings it is fairly certain that any changes required in textbooks or other teaching materials or training of teachers will be costly.

3. This bill should be given a hearing in the Senate Finance committee because of the potential costs.

4. This bill’s enormous emphasis in a variety of classes on the LGBT lifestyle will cause mild to severe confused gender identity amongst students in their latency period of development.

5. The mandate for this type of immersion in the lives of LGBT persons will require that it be represented in a variety of what is referred to as the Social Sciences, emphasis on sciences - math, science, physical education, humanities, arts, athletics, history, etc.

6. There is a question as to the neutrality of any advisory body which would be chosen to select the figures of historical significance or what constitutes historical significance.

7. The definition of a transgendered person is so vague and difficult to define since it is so personalized that this will cause some gender identity crises amongst young children, especially.

8. There is bias in this bill since it selects only certain categories or communities of people for presentation as of historical value.

If you wish, please pass this information along to your clubs, fraternal groups, charter schools, political groups, etc., and please consider being prepared to participate in public-peaceful demonstrations in opposition to SB 48 - it is that important.

There is also a federal bill, USHR 458. Sponsored by Louise Slaughter, (D-NY) and entitled Information Equality in School Athletic Programs. This is assigned to the House Education and Workforce Committee. It amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 mandating that coeducational elementary and secondary schools make available information on issues of equality in school athletic programs, and for other purposes.

This stealthy legislation mandates an extensive and expensive reporting system to the federal government on the inclusion in sports activities of the LGBT representation on the part of students and coaches.

Since, as I said above, it is very difficult to identify a transgendered person by appearance. it could mean that all athletic teams would be required to include certain percentages of LGBT persons as team mates and coaches, including use of private and personal facilities usually relegated to single sex usage.

On a more positive note, I end with some good news, since we have increased the number of Republicans and pro-lifers in the Congress, we begin to see legislation seeking protection for the preborn. These legislators need your supportive letters of encouragement to push on to passage or to gaining media attention for these bills.

USS. 91 Roger Wicker (R-MS) Expansion of interpretation of 14th Amendment.Implements equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution to the right to life of each born and unborn human person.

Duncan Hunter, Jr.(R-Ca) also has a bill with this similar title. US HR 374, Extends 14th Amendment to Unborn Humans

USS. 96 David Vitter, (R-LA) Planning Grants for Entities that Perform Abortions.Amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act to remove funding for abortion from that Title. In committee on Education Health Labor and Pensions.

USS.121,David Vitter, (R-LA) Physicians who Perform Abortions. Would permit physicians to admit a patient to a nearby hospital upon whom an abortion has been performed under certain conditions. The act would also provide specific legal protections for the patient. Assigned to the House Education labor Health and Pensions Committee

USS.165, David Vitter, (R-LA) Prohibit Abortion-Related Discrimination.Would amend the Public Health Services Act to prohibit discrimination against any doctor who would refuse to undergo training in abortion procedures. Assigned to Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions.

USS. 167, John Ensign, (R-NV) Minor Transportation and Abortion Decisions.Amends title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across state lines for abortions in circumvention of laws requiring involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

If you choose to contact these legislators, the address for this committee is: US Capitol, Dirksen Blvd $428, Washington DC 20510. Phone 202/224/5375. Apparently there has been no Committee Chairman appointed yet.

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