Lawmakers warned about death threat tied to passage of vaccine bill

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Opponents of a vaccine bill rally on the steps of the Capitol last month before the bill was approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor.

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California lawmakers and their security officers have been warned to keep an eye out for a man who was arrested last week after he spray-painted threats against public officials for approving strict new vaccine requirements for state schoolchildren.

The California Highway Patrol sent a bulletin to security officials in the Senate and Assembly about the felony vandalism arrest of Marlon Andrino, 28, of Ontario. He was arrested July 2 in Beverly Hills and released on $80,000 bail, according to a report by the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Andrino allegedly used spray paint to write “4 Every Kid Afflicted A Public Figure Will Die, SB 277” at West Hollywood City Hall, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and 10 Freeway walls in East Los Angeles and Baldwin Park, according to a memo forwarded by Assembly administrator Debra Gravert.

SB 277 is the vaccine legislation, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last week. It ended personal-belief exemptions from state immunization laws.


“Andrino is unhappy with the passage of SB 277,” the CHP security alert said, asking that the CHP be notified if he is seen near public officials.

Hundreds of parents testified against the measure at a series of legislative hearings, and one of the bill’s authors, Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), received threats on the Internet.



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