House Bill 3069/Senate Bill 157: Immunization Exemptions for Schoolchildren

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Last Updated: July 13, 2010
House Bill 3069/Senate Bill 157: Immunization Exemptions for Schoolchildren
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representatives Eldridge, Ellem, Moore, Border, Cowles, Reynolds, and Rodighiero
Sponsors:
Senator Foster
Summary:

If passed, this bill would add an exemption from mandatory immunizations because of "strongly held conscientious or religious belief." In order to receive the exemption parents must: (1) file an affidavit stating any or all immunizations they object to and (2) present an affidavit affirming that they have completed and understood an approved educational course on the risks of failure to vaccinate a child and the benefits of vaccinations.

Summary:

If passed, this bill would add an exemption from mandatory immunizations because of "strongly held conscientious or religious belief." In order to receive the exemption parents must: (1) file an affidavit stating any or all immunizations they object to and (2) present an affidavit affirming that they have completed and understood an approved educational course on the risks of failure to vaccinate a child and the benefits of vaccinations.

Status:

1/13/2010 (House) Introduced and referred to Health and Human Resources then Finance
This bill did not pass.

Status:

1/13/2010 (Senate) Introduced and referred to Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary
This bill did not pass.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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Senate Bill History