Thursday, February 14, 2008

Senate Insurance Committee advances SB 1407

The Oklahoma Senate Retirement & Insurance Committee today voted 9-1 to advance Senator Jay Paul Gumm's SB 1407, the Thimerosal Reduction in Vaccines Bill. The bill now will be advanced to entire Senate for an upcoming floor vote later this month.

The debate in the committee was centered around the Department of Health's contention that the bill was about vaccines causing autism. There was no mention in the bill of autism. Also, the Department of Health stated that they would not able to purchase enough supply of thimerosal. That was another false statement.

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