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March 7, 2006

House File 368: Limits Religious Freedoms

Author:
Proposed by McCarthy, Van Fossen J.R., Hutter and Pettengill

Summary:
This bill amends existing public safety laws involving the health of children by removing the religious exemptions. With the religious exemptions removed, the bill would enable the state to require a parent to allow their child to be subject to any medical treatment regardless of the parent's religious convictions. Additionally, the bill removes an additional religious exemption which would mean that failure to provide specific medical treatment could be considered a willful deprivation of health care and therefore constitute child endangerment.

Status:

02/21/2005Introduced, referred to Committee on Education
03/01/2005Subcommittee: Roberts, Carroll, and Wendt
03/01/2005Subcommittee: Roberts, Carroll, and Wendt
05/20/2005Legislature adjourns. Bill died.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose

Action Requested:
None at this time

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