Current Bills IC4IC is in Opposition of:

Please scroll below for more info and opposition instructions for each bill.

OPPOSE
SB2654

See info below:

OPPOSE
SB2866

See info below:

OPPOSE
HB4475

See info below:


Attention People… URGENT ACTION ALERTS

Multiple bills have been assigned to committees TODAY. Two of which require immediate action. It is time to sign witness slips and contact committee members to oppose these bills with the talking points below.


SB2654 Amendment 002 (Flu Education Bill)

SCHEDULED: Tuesday April 17th 3:00pm Room 212

Call to Oppose

Call SPONSOR: Senator Mattie Hunter
Springfield (217) 782-5966
District (312) 949-1908

Read Original Bill Here
Read Senate Amendment 001 Here
Read Senate Amendment 002 Here

Fill out WITNESS SLIP Here

Witness Slip Tips:

  • Under Firm/Business and under Title: “SELF”
  • Select SFA2 from the drop down menu at the bottom
  • Under Persons or groups, represented: “IC4IC” or “SELF”
  • Select “OPPONENT”
  • Select “Record of Appearance Only”

Contact EDUCATION COMMITTEE HERE
Contact YOUR SENATOR HERE

TALKING POINTS TO OPPOSE SB2654:

  1. We at IC4IC are not opposed to education about this or any other disease/vaccination, however we are opposed to SB2654 amending the School Code.
  2. School boards/districts are not responsible for providing education about ANY vaccinations. This would overstep the doctor/patient relationship, while undermining the expertise of the provider. This responsibility belongs to IDPH, and should remain that way.
  3. Per IL PA99-0249, providers educate parents of school age children at all well child visits annually.
  4. Influenza disease/vaccine information and incentives are readily available at every grocery store, pharmacy, and across all media outlets. In addition the CDC currently provides online and printable resources for any school or parent to download at no cost.
  5. There is currently a $500,000 CDC grant for a school based program called 'Keep Flu Out of School.' This program helps to promote, strengthen, and enhance influenza prevention efforts among elementary school students, their parents, and teachers... making this legislation redundant.

SB2866 (HPV Bill) Has been assigned to Public Health Committee

SCHEDULED: Tuesday February 27th 1:45pm

Call to Oppose


Call SPONSOR: Senator Linda Holmes
Springfield: (217) 782-0422
District: (630) 801-8985

Call Co-Sponsor: Cristina Castro
Springfield: (217) 782-7746
District: (847) 214-8864

Call Co-Sponsor: Patricia Van Pelt
Springfield: (217) 782-6252
District: (312) 888-9191

Call Co-Sponsor: Mattie Hunter
Springfield: (217) 782-5966
District: (312) 949-1908

Read Bill HERE
Fill out WITNESS SLIP HERE

Witness Slip Tips:

  • Under Firm/Business and under Title: “SELF”
  • Under Persons or groups, represented: “IC4IC” or “SELF”
  • Select “OPPONENT”
  • Select “Record of Appearance Only”

Contact PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE HERE

TALKING POINTS TO OPPOSE SB2866:

  1. This bill is overkill, as the CDC recently added the HPV vaccine to the recommended schedule nationally, for ALL 11-12 year old children.
  2. Based on the CDC recommended schedule, providers will be making this recommendation, and already providing education to their patients, as per the 2015 IL law 99-0249.
  3. Additional rules and legislation need not overreach the doctor/patient (parent) relationship. This potential interference undermines the expertise of the provider, as well as the rights of the patient, and patient/parental informed consent.
  4. It should be at the parent's discretion that a child learns about sexually transmitted diseases by the sixth grade. This is a young age to teach children such serious matters.


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Please call both offices for each sponsor with the talking points below to OPPOSE these two sister bills.

  1. The CDC currently provides online and printable resources regarding influenza prevention for any school or parent to download at no cost.

  2. Current CDC recommendations include annual influenza vaccinations for individuals 6 months and older. Per IL PA 99-0249, providers will be making this recommendation and providing education to their patients.

  3. Additional rules and legislation need not overreach the doctor/patient (parent) relationship This potential interference undermines the expertise of the provider, as well as the rights of the patient (parent.)

  4. Influenza vaccine information and incentives are readily available at every grocery store, pharmacy, and across all media outlets.

OPPOSE
SB2654

Sen. Mattie Hunter

217.782.5966
312.949.1908

OPPOSE
HB4475

Rep. Laura Fine

217.782.4194
847.998.1717