House Bill 1043: Removes Philosophical and Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Immunization

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Last Updated: December 13, 2016
House Bill 1043: Removes Philosophical and Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Immunization
Sponsors:
Representative Karylin Brown
Summary:

This bill has been withdrawn by the author and is no longer a threat. If passed, this bill would have eliminated the existing statutory religious and philosophical exemptions from mandatory immunization for children of compulsory attendance age. This bill would have also changed the medical exemption process so that licensed physicians would no longer be authorized to issue an exemption, but only “the health authority having jurisdiction.”

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

HSLDA opposes this bill because it would remove parents' rights to make well informed medical decisions in the best interest of their child.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

1/11/2017 8:31:59 AM WITHDRAWN BY AUTHOR

1/9/2017 2:01:00 PM Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on EDUCATION COMMITTEE- HOUSE

12/9/2016 9:32:00 AM Filed

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