senate Bill S6141D

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the admission of unvaccinated students where parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their religious beliefs

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2018 print number 6141d
Jan 29, 2018 amend and recommit to education
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
May 30, 2017 print number 6141c
May 30, 2017 amend and recommit to education
May 25, 2017 print number 6141b
May 25, 2017 amend and recommit to education
May 18, 2017 print number 6141a
May 18, 2017 amend and recommit to education
May 11, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S6141D
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 31, 2018

nay (3)
absent (1)
excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8123
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public schools from denying admission to unvaccinated students if their parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs.

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6141

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission  of  certain
  unvaccinated students to public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3201-b
to read as follows:
  § 3201-B. EDUCATION OF UNVACCINATED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
GENERAL,  SPECIAL,  LOCAL  LAW OR RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, NO
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DENY  ADMISSION  TO  ANY  PERSON  OVER  THE
COMPULSORY  ATTENDANCE AGE, OR ANY MINOR ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN
OR PRE-KINDERGARTEN, WHOSE PARENT, PARENTS, OR  GUARDIAN  HAVE  FILED  A
RELIGIOUS  BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION, WITH SUCH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM. ANY PARENT, PARENTS, OR  GUARDIAN
REQUESTING  AN EXEMPTION FROM THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED BY
SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR OF THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW  BASED
UPON  HIS,  HER  OR THEIR GENUINE AND SINCERE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS THAT ARE
CONTRARY TO THE PRACTICES PRESCRIBED  BY  SUCH  SECTION  OF  THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH  LAW  SHALL  COMPLETE  THE  FOLLOWING RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION
FORM:
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS VACCINATION EXEMPTION FORM
(A) NAME(S) OF PARENT, PARENTS OR GUARDIAN: _____________________
(B) NAME OF CHILD: _______________________
(C) CHILD'S BIRTHDATE: ____________________
(D) CHILD'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: ___________________
I/WE __________________, AS THE PARENT,  PARENTS,  OR  GUARDIAN  OF  THE
ABOVE-NAMED CHILD, REQUEST A RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FROM THE VACCI-
NATION  REQUIREMENTS  OF  PUBLIC  HEALTH LAW SECTION 2164 FOR SUCH CHILD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09643-02-7

Co-Sponsors

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S6141A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8123
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

S6141A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public schools from denying admission to unvaccinated students if their parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs.

S6141A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6141--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, LATIMER, AVELLA, MURPHY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission  of  certain
  unvaccinated students to public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3201-b
to read as follows:
  § 3201-B. EDUCATION OF UNVACCINATED STUDENTS. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
GENERAL,  SPECIAL,  LOCAL  LAW OR RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, NO
PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL DENY ADMISSION TO ANY  PERSON  OVER  THE  COMPULSORY
ATTENDANCE AGE, OR ANY MINOR ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN OR PRE-KIN-
DERGARTEN,  WHOSE  PARENT,  PARENTS,  OR GUARDIAN HAVE FILED A RELIGIOUS
BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM, AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
WITH SUCH PUBLIC SCHOOL.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PUBLIC
SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN A SCHOOL DESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE OF  ARTICLE  ELEVEN
OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS.
  2.  RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM. ANY PARENT, PARENTS, OR GUARDIAN
REQUESTING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED  BY
SECTION  TWENTY-ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FOUR  OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW BASED
UPON HIS, HER OR THEIR GENUINE AND SINCERE RELIGIOUS  BELIEFS  THAT  ARE
CONTRARY  TO  THE  PRACTICES  PRESCRIBED  BY  SUCH SECTION OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW SHALL COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM
AND FILE IT WITH THE CHILD'S PUBLIC SCHOOL:
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS VACCINATION EXEMPTION FORM
(A) NAME(S) OF PARENT, PARENTS OR GUARDIAN: _____________________
(B) NAME OF CHILD: _______________________
(C) CHILD'S BIRTHDATE: ____________________
(D) CHILD'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: ___________________

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S6141B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8123
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

S6141B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public schools from denying admission to unvaccinated students if their parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs.

S6141B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6141--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOLDEN, LATIMER, AVELLA, HAMILTON, LANZA, MURPHY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission  of  certain
  unvaccinated students to public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3201-b
to read as follows:
  § 3201-B.  PROCEDURE FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FROM VACCINATION REQUIRE-
MENT. 1. THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN SECTION TWENTY-ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-
FOUR  OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION. THIS SECTION
SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, LOCAL LAW OR  RULE  OR
REGULATION  TO  THE CONTRARY. THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY APPLY WITH RESPECT
TO ADMISSION OR RECEIVING OF A CHILD  INTO  A  SCHOOL,  OR  ATTENDING  A
SCHOOL,  REFERRED  TO  IN  SECTION ONE OF ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE NEW YORK
STATE CONSTITUTION, INCLUDING A CHARTER SCHOOL.
  2. WHERE A CHILD'S PARENT, PARENTS  OR  GUARDIAN  CLAIM  THAT  SECTION
TWENTY-ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL NOT APPLY
TO THE CHILD BECAUSE THE PARENT, PARENTS, OR GUARDIAN HOLD  GENUINE  AND
SINCERE  RELIGIOUS  BELIEFS WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO THE PRACTICES REQUIRED
IN SUCH SECTION, THE CHILD SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE  COMPLIED  WITH  THAT
SECTION  AND  NO  CERTIFICATE  UNDER THAT SECTION SHALL BE REQUIRED AS A
PREREQUISITE TO SUCH CHILD BEING ADMITTED OR  RECEIVED  INTO  SCHOOL  OR
ATTENDING  SCHOOL,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE PARENT, PARENTS OR GUARDIAN FILE
WITH THE SCHOOL A RELIGIOUS BELIEFS  EXEMPTION  FORM  UNDER  SUBDIVISION
THREE OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09643-07-7

Co-Sponsors

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S6141C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8123
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

S6141C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public schools from denying admission to unvaccinated students if their parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs.

S6141C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6141--C

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOLDEN, LATIMER, AVELLA, HAMILTON, LANZA, MURPHY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to admission of certain
  unvaccinated students to public schools

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3201-b
to read as follows:
  § 3201-B.  PROCEDURE FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FROM VACCINATION REQUIRE-
MENT.  1.  THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-
FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION. THIS  SECTION
SHALL  APPLY  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, LOCAL LAW OR RULE OR
REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY. THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY APPLY  WITH  RESPECT
TO  ADMISSION  OR  RECEIVING  OF  A  CHILD INTO A SCHOOL, OR ATTENDING A
SCHOOL, REFERRED TO IN SECTION ONE OF ARTICLE ELEVEN  OF  THE  NEW  YORK
STATE CONSTITUTION, INCLUDING A CHARTER SCHOOL.
  2.  WHERE  A  CHILD'S  PARENT,  PARENTS OR GUARDIAN CLAIM THAT SECTION
TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL  NOT  APPLY
TO  THE  CHILD BECAUSE THE PARENT, PARENTS, OR GUARDIAN HOLD GENUINE AND
SINCERE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO THE  PRACTICES  REQUIRED
IN  SUCH  SECTION,  THE CHILD SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE COMPLIED WITH THAT
SECTION AND NO CERTIFICATE UNDER THAT SECTION SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  AS  A
PREREQUISITE  TO  SUCH  CHILD  BEING ADMITTED OR RECEIVED INTO SCHOOL OR
ATTENDING SCHOOL, PROVIDED THAT THE PARENT,  PARENTS  OR  GUARDIAN  FILE
WITH  THE  SCHOOL  A  RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM UNDER SUBDIVISION
THREE OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S6141D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8123
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

S6141D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public schools from denying admission to unvaccinated students if their parents submit a form stating that such vaccinations are contrary to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs.

S6141D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6141--D

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GOLDEN, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, HAMIL-
  TON, LANZA, MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Education  in  accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission  of  certain
  unvaccinated students to public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3201-b
to read as follows:
  § 3201-B.  PROCEDURE FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FROM VACCINATION REQUIRE-
MENT. 1.  LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND  DECLARES
THAT  TO  EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWEN-
TY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, A UNIFORM FORM  THAT
SHALL BE USED BY PARENTS IS NECESSARY.
  2.  THE  DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION. THIS SECTION SHALL
ONLY APPLY WITH RESPECT TO ADMISSION OR RECEIVING  OF  A  CHILD  INTO  A
SCHOOL OR ATTENDING A SCHOOL REFERRED TO IN SECTION ONE OF ARTICLE ELEV-
EN  OF  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  CONSTITUTION, INCLUDING A CHARTER SCHOOL,
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR OF
THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  3. WHERE A CHILD'S PARENT, PARENTS  OR  GUARDIAN  CLAIM  THAT  SECTION
TWENTY-ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL NOT APPLY
TO THE CHILD BECAUSE THE PARENT, PARENTS, OR GUARDIAN HOLD  GENUINE  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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