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March 11, 2004

Senate Bill 439: Relating to Compulsory Immunization of School Children

Sponsor:
Senators Prezioso and Minard

Summary:
S.B. 439 would narrow the medical exemption to the compulsory immunization law. It would also remove the ability of parents to justify their noncompliance with the compulsory immunization law by showing "sufficient reason" why the child was not immunized. The bill was defeated in a House Subcommittee on March 4, 2004.

Status:

02/04/2004Introduced in the Senate, and referred to the Health and Human Resources Committee.
02/20/2004Committee Hearing; bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.
02/23/20041st Reading on Senate Floor.
02/24/20042st Reading on Senate Floor.
02/25/2004Passed Senate, sent to House Health and Human Resources Committee.
03/04/2004Bill was defeated in House Subcommittee.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this bill.

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

 Other Resources

Mar-04-2004 — Update - Victory on Immunization bill - SB 439!

Mar-03-2004 — Urgent: Calls Needed Today Before Key Vote

Feb-27-2004 — Calls Needed Monday-Committee To Vote on Harmful Immunization Bill

Feb-23-2004 — Calls Needed to Stop Bill Undermining Parent Authority on Immunization

Feb-23-2004 — Prezioso-Minard Amendment to Senate Bill 439

Bill Text

Bill History