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2002

This is pending state or federal legislation that requires your attention. ***Adobe is required to view the documents in this folder. You may download Adobe for free at www.CTVIA.org homepage at the bottom of the page.****



   
  • Fall 2002 Legislative Alert
      URGENT ACTION REQUIRED! Sign up for free email list for quicker current information.

    Pertinent Links:
  • CDC Model Emergency Health Powers Act - Click on Emergency Health Powers Act
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  • Smallpox & Forced Vaccination: What Every American Needs to Know
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  • Aborted Fetal Tissue/Smallpox Vaccine Information - Article 1
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  • Aborted Fetal Tissue/Smallpox vaccine information - Article 2-One contract will utilize fetal tissue. The other vaccine contract will not utilize fetal tissue but the names of the differing vaccines has not been identified.
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  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 22, 2001 - Page 9, 10 and 20 of this report detail the contraindications for smallpox vaccine.
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  • Mr. Quarantine, Meet Ms. Liberty - This is an 4/8/02 Time article. NOTE: A person with smallpox could be quarantined in Connecticut under Section 19a-221. You will need to scroll down to view the article.
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  • Oral Drug May Treat Smallpox, Scientists Say - 3/20/02 Reuter's Article
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  • May 3, 2002 House of Representatives 5286 Transcript
      This is the portion of the transcript pertaining to 5286. To view the full transcript see the pertinent link below

    Pertinent Links:
  • Full transcript of May 3, 2002 CT House Session
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  • Proposed Language Change by CTVIA
      This is the language that CTVIA is seeking to be amended to bill 5286 along with explanations of why such language is needed. CTVIA POSITION: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Passed House Bill 5286
      "An Act Concerning Public Health Emergency Response Authority." THIS IS THE CONNECTICUT BILL
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  • Home Quarantine Concerns/Answers
      CTVIA POSITION on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Passed House Bill 5286 ANALYSIS
      This is an analysis of the pros and cons of bill 5286.
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  • All Representatives
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  • All Connecticut Senators
      This has their email addresses if one is interested in emailing one legislator or all of them. CTVIA POSITION on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • AAPS letter to Public Safety Committee Members
      This letter which was emailed to all committee members is published with permission from Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the AAPS.
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  • Suggestions when Speaking with a Legislator
      CTVIA POSITION on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Sample Letter/Email #1
      You may cut and paste this sample letter. Be sure to include your town and name, at a minimum. CTVIA POSITION on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Sample Letter/Email #2
      You may cut and paste this letter. Please include your name and town, at a minimum. CTVIA Position on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Sample Letter/Email #3
      You may cut and past this sample letter. Please include your name and town, at a minimum. CTVIA POSITION: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Sample Telephone Script
      CTVIA Position on 5286: OPPOSE unless AMENDED
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  • Written Testimony of Lisa Reiss on behalf of CTVIA
      This testimony was presented to the Working Group on State Preparedness, which dealt with terrorism preparedness, on February 4, 2002. It contains information on the CDC's proposed "Model Emergency State Health Powers Act" and the smallpox vaccine.
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  • February 19, 2002 Written Testimony of Lisa Reiss on Behalf of CTVIA
      This testimony was presented to the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.
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  • Smallpox & Other Biological Weapons Fact Sheet
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