SB222 / HB305: Protection of Medical Freedom
We are proud to announce that our bills, SB222 / HB305, have been filed on Jan 18th, 2023.
Florida will end discrimination based on your vaccination status this year!
We need your support, call your state legislators TODAY, and ask him/her to support SB222/HB305!
Want to help us pass this bill? Scroll down to find our next steps.
Health Freedom Florida has several pieces of "language" to address existing concerning legislation. This language can be used to have legislators create bills that we would like them to submit for the Florida Legislative Session in 2022, and are currently seeking sponsors. More information below.
We won't stop until we are ALL protected.
This is the draft language of what we have been presenting to legislators.
A legislator would take this and send it to "drafting services" and create a proposed bill.
The following notes can be submitted by a legislator to FL legislative drafting services to prepare bills to be filed and passed in each state. “Italicized” text contains generalized suggested changes to existing state laws, and the “regular” text is model language.
Sample email or phone call Script: "I'd like to schedule a call to discuss the critical need for a bill that we need to see pass this legislative session. This bill will protect the rights of law abiding Florida citizens from being segregated and discriminated against over their vaccination status (health status). Inclusive of language to include protection for employers and employees. The Governor has been a strong advocate for the Rights of Floridians through this pandemic and this would be a natural fit. Let me know a good time for a call to discuss further."
Reach out to Health Freedom Florida team as we will come to any meeting if you desire.
Currently enrolled HB213 (effective January 1, 2021) authorizes the FL DOH to collect and track all medical data (vaccinations) on our children and it mandates that all health care providers comply with this directive. We would like to see this bill repealed, as the Government has no right to infringe on privacy and track who is and isn't vaccinated.
Conscience: an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior. Quote from then FDA official Dr. John Robbins: “I think that if you as a parent brought your child to a doctor for a DPT shot and the doctor said to you initially, ‘Well I have to tell you that some children who get this vaccine get brain damaged’, there’s no question what your reaction would be. As a responsible parent you would say, ‘I wish not to take this vaccine.’”
Any parent who’s given that statement due, sober consideration would agree.
The DPT vaccine was known to cause brain damage. It’s since been replaced by the DTaP vaccine, which along with MMR is listed by Health and Human Services as a cause of encephalopathy: brain damage. Historically, there’s adequate evidence that the Hep B vaccine can also cause brain damage. Indeed, a search through the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reveals hundreds of reports of not only brain damage, but death, in association with each of the vaccines on the recommended childhood schedule. Moreover, after a three-year study of the quality of VAERS reporting, involving 715,000 patients, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported”. Even for the most severe reactions, they found only ~6% are reported. The true extent of severe vaccine damage is simply an unknown but is far greater than parents are led to believe by mainstream rhetoric.
Ultimately, however, the numbers aren’t the point. Dr. Robbins’ statement had no qualifiers. It’s not the probability of severe, potentially fatal vaccine reaction that matters, it’s the possibility. It’s unconscionable that aware Florida parents who simply want to act responsibly, conscientiously, in opposition to vaccination of their children, are denied that legal right.
A conscientious vaccine exemption must be added to the Florida statute 1003.22.
Critical Note: The naming of this bill must remain as Conscientious as a philosophical name would not provide the protection warranted under the Human Rights realm. Do not allow for any modification to the naming terminology as it would jeopardize the value of this exemption.
Summary of bills passed into Law November 2021.
Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies
Enacted: Chapter No. 2021-275
Effective Date: 11/18/2021
Summary: Removed the section in current law that allows the State Health Officer to order the vaccination of individuals upon declaration of a public health emergency.
Enacted: Chapter No. 2021-272
Effective Date: 11/18/2021
Position: Opposed (without Amendment)
Summary: Grants private employers the legal authority to mandate vaccines while limiting employee’s ability to refuse to a narrow set of exemptions. The bill prohibits educational institutions and elected or appointed local officials from imposing COVID-19 vaccination on students and educational institutions and state governmental entities or any employees. It prohibits district school boards, district school superintendents, elected or appointed local officials, and district school board employees from mandating facial coverings or restricting certain activities for students based on quarantine policies, but does include exceptions to this law.
Allowing private employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates (tied to government exemption forms) is a dangerous slope we have seen with the Childhood vaccination program. Floridians are now beholden to the State and private employers to disclose their private medical and religious practices and demands compliance with either employer mandated vaccination or comply to the state’s limited discriminatory “exemptions” contingent upon employees using official government forms. Moreover, the passing of this bill into law has created a precedent that vaccine mandates are accepted in the state of Florida. Legislators should be protecting us from employers forcing us to disclose this information to keep our jobs. Florida state legislators literally provided a state endorsement of employer vaccine mandates and along with a roadmap to employers on what they need to do to legally mandate vaccines of their employees.
Additionally, legislators provided all public and private teachers protection from vaccine mandates, yet (did not do this for the other private businesses) and gave discrimination protection for vaccinated employees, not unvaccinated employees. Legislators completely disregarded discrimination protection for unvaccinated employees. There is no protection for employees in law for those who don’t want to disclose their vaccination status to their employer or for those who don’t want or need a COVID-19 vaccination from being subjected to discrimination, segregation, harassment, coercion and penalties in the workplace for their decision. We opposed this on the basis that HB1B was not amended to prohibit vaccine mandates.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Practices
Enacted: Chapter No. 2021-273
Effective Date: 11/18/2021
Position: Oppose (required with HB1B passing)
Summary: This law provides an exemption from public records requirements for employee complaints alleging a private employer's violation of state law regarding employer COVID-19 vaccination policies or practices and all information held by the Department of Legal Affairs pursuant to an active investigation of such complaints. We opposed this on the basis that HB1B was not amended to prohibit vaccine mandates.
Florida Occupational Safety and Health State Plan
Enacted: Chapter No. 2021-274
Effective Date: 11/18/2021
Summary: Provides 1 million dollars to create a plan to declare state jurisdiction of occupational safety and health for both government and private employees. This is only an act for a plan to be developed and provide to the head of the Senate and speaker of the House.
• Sign up at www.standforhealthfreedom.com as a first step. This portal can be used as an amplification tool when we need to alert legislators of certain bills and allows your voice to be heard in a single pane for easy and quick engagement with your legislators.
• Know who your representatives (house) and senator (senate) are. Visit https://www.flsenate.gov/ and https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/ and create a login and password. These portals allow you to view current legislation and opportunity to "track" legislators and also bills.
• Save their websites and phone numbers on your phone.
• Sign up for their emails and follow them on social media. Be respectful on social media. The last thing anyone is going to do is speak with someone who has called names or been openly critical of their work.
• Get to know their office staff. Be kind to them. I have gotten their staff members to give me "secrets" by smoothing them and creating relationships just with their staff.
• PAY ATTENTION to what they are doing. Know about them, the committees they are on, and what seems important to them. Their events, their town halls, legislation they are sponsoring, and co-sponsoring. This is up to each of you to know what is going on within your district. One person or group cannot keep up with what each state legislator is up to. There are literally over 250+ of them between senators and representatives, let alone what our regulatory agencies are doing. This is TRULY what is meant by we are "in this together".
• Always go as yourself, a concerned citizen/constituent. We do not want to go as any type of group. It is easy to dismiss someone if they do not like the group - this could be for a variety of reasons as to why someone does or does not like a particular group or organization.
• Research everything you can about your state senator and representative. This is an important component in developing a solid relationship with them. Try to find something in common with them, it will help to develop good rapport and build a level of trust before engaging in conversation. Find a way to connect with them by complimenting their work and finding a genuine way of connecting with them. Remember that they are people too! They like being noticed and acknowledged for their work.
• You are about to speak to them about a controversial topic - asking them to receive a message they may not be ready to hear yet as health choice can be a difficult topic to discuss.
• Never underestimate the power of planting a seed. Your time and effort will pay off!
• Be prepared - bring documentation, studies, create notes and talking points to help keep the conversation on track. Bring examples not hypotheticals, this will provide them evidence of the issue. Put it back onto them. What are they going to do about the problem you are coming to them about? Ask questions that you don't expect them to answer that day... Leave them thinking. THIS IS IMPORTANT (UNFORTUNATELY) - make it about money. An example of this is "How will Florida be able to balance a budget when you are looking at a cost of _________? No matter what committee or cause a legislator takes on any topic... they ALWAYS need to be aware of "balancing a budget and paying for things in our state".
• Know that you may not be able to change their mind at all-because they (just like most people) have been programmed to believe something completely different than the message you are bringing them. It is a lot to process as a person and a politician but leaves them wondering about a potential problem they will have to solve in the future, a question they cannot simply answer but they need to find a solution to because it will affect them AND our state's future.
• This topic is incredibly difficult for "normal" people. Just like others in all aspects of life, people have concerns that this could affect their personal and professional lives. Another important aspect to keep in mind is that they may have to accept or have to come to terms with the fact that they may have been "duped" by the system they have so much trust in - they ALSO may have put their child's life at risk by participating in the v@((ine program. That is a VERY difficult pill to swallow for ANYONE. You may also be surprised that they had known someone who has experienced negative consequences as well. Be bold and be brave on this topic.
• Regardless of how your meeting goes, its always better to take the high road, be better than all and always end it, even if you have a difference, with respect. Their respect for you as a constituent and our respect for their public service. Oh, and please NEVER tell any politician that they "work for you". While that is true, it is disrespectful and a sure way for them to completely shut down and never receive any message you are trying to deliver to them.
• Write them a "Thank You" note.
• Continue to engage, support, and follow up with them and ask them what you can do for them. This is a RELATIONSHIP. With joint agreement on their representation for your issues. We cannot keep taking from them and their time without giving something back to them. Volunteering time for their campaign is something that you can offer up when it is time for them to start that process. Collecting signatures on petitions to get on the ballot, door knocking, delivering campaign signs, and helping their campaign at the polls on election days are examples of helping out and "returning a favor” or of course, financial donations.
• This is not a one-time deal, this your duty. Staying on top of what is happening in your district and state is our Constitutional responsibility to our country and families. If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that we will never be asleep again as to what is happening in our own districts, our state, and our country.
• Get involved on a county level by getting involved and volunteering on your county's political committee. Run for city/town council, school board, etc.
• This is a phenomenal time within our movement and we should capitalize on the ability to educate them!
SB364 - Discrimination on the Basis of Personal Health Infor
Discrimination on the Basis of Personal Health Information; Prohibiting business and governmental entities that require individuals to present driver licenses and identification cards for specified purposes from taking certain actions on the basis of individuals’ vaccination status and proof of immunity from any virus; prohibiting public accommodations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of vaccination or immunity status, etc.
SB582 - Parental Rights
Parental Rights; Creating the “Parents’ Bill of Rights”; prohibiting the state, its political subdivisions, other governmental entities, or other institutions from infringing on parental rights unless specified conditions are met; requiring each district school board to develop and adopt a policy to promote parental involvement in the public school system; prohibiting health care practitioners and their employees from providing health care services or prescribing medicinal drugs to a minor child without a parent’s written consent, etc.