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HB 1288 - Amends Student Vaccination Laws - Key Vote

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David Young voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Student Vaccination Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends mandatory student vaccination and exemption laws, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Requires a student to receive standard immunizations prior to attending school, with the following exceptions (Sec. 2):
    • A student whose parent or guardian, an emancipated student, or a student 18 years of age or older who has submitted to the school a complete statement of exemption with all accompanying documents;
    • A student who is homeschooled and does not participate in any activity or class at a school with other children; and
    • A student who is educated through an online program that does not have additional children in the same location other than the student’s siblings and does not participate in any activity or class at a school with other children.
  • Requires a statement of exemption to include the signature of a parent or guardian of a student, an emancipated student, or a student 18 years of age or older who has a personal belief opposed to immunizations, as well as one of the following items (Sec. 3):
    • A signed, written disclosure from an authorized medical professional who is permitted and qualified to administer vaccines stating that the parent, guardian, or student received information disclosing the benefits and risks of immunizations to the student and community; or
    • A certificate of completion of an online education module developed by the Infant Immunization Program at the Department of Public Health and Environment that discloses the benefits and risks of immunizations to the student and the community.
  • Requires a school to make the immunization and exemption rates of their enrolled student population available to the public upon request (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Student Vaccination Laws

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