assembly Bill A8123B

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2018 print number 8123b
Apr 17, 2018 amend and recommit to education
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jun 01, 2017 print number 8123a
Jun 01, 2017 amend and recommit to education
May 31, 2017 referred to education

A8123 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6141
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

A8123 - 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.

A8123 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8123

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred 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.  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.
  3.  RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM. ANY PARENT, PARENTS, OR GUARDIAN
REQUESTING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE  VACCINATION  REQUIREMENTS  OF  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09643-06-7

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A8123A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6141
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

A8123A - 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.

A8123A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8123--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred 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.  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.
  3. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EXEMPTION FORM. ANY PARENT, PARENTS, OR  GUARDIAN
REQUESTING  AN  EXEMPTION  FROM  THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS OF 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A8123B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6141
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3201-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3424

A8123B (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.

A8123B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8123--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, SEPULVEDA, BENEDETTO, THIELE, WEPRIN,
  PALUMBO, McDONOUGH, BARRON, PAULIN, BYRNE, MURRAY, MONTESANO,  COLTON,
  NORRIS,   CRESPO,   MORINELLO,   HIKIND,  TAYLOR,  ABBATE,  GARBARINO,
  LAWRENCE, KIM, BRABENEC, PICHARDO, WILLIAMS, CURRAN,  RIVERA,  DICKENS
  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA, FITZPATRICK, RA -- read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Education  --   committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Education in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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

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

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