assembly Bill A9913

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a religious exemption from vaccination requirements

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Apr 19, 2022 referred to health

A9913 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2677
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2164 & 2168, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8676, S7362

A9913 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a religious exemption from vaccination requirements for school attendance.

A9913 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   9913
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to an exemption from
   certain vaccination requirements  for  school  attendance  based  upon
   religious beliefs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 2164 of the public health law is amended by  adding
 a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
   9.  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN WHOSE PARENT, PARENTS, OR
 GUARDIAN HOLD GENUINE AND SINCERE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WHICH  ARE  CONTRARY
 TO  THE  PRACTICES HEREIN REQUIRED, AND NO CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REQUIRED
 AS A PREREQUISITE TO SUCH  CHILDREN  BEING  ADMITTED  OR  RECEIVED  INTO
 SCHOOL OR ATTENDING SCHOOL.
   §  2.  Subdivision  6  of  section  2164  of the public health law, as
 amended by chapter 35 of the  laws  of  2019,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   6.  In  the  event that a person in parental relation to a child makes
 application for admission of such child to  a  school  or  has  a  child
 attending  school  and  there  exists no certificate or other acceptable
 evidence of  the  child's  immunization  against  poliomyelitis,  mumps,
 measles,  diphtheria,  rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, pertussis, teta-
 nus, and, where applicable, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib),  menin-
 gococcal  disease,  and  pneumococcal  disease,  the principal, teacher,
 owner or person in charge of the school shall inform such person of  the
 necessity  to  have  the  child immunized, that such immunization may be
 administered by any health practitioner, or that the child may be immun-
 ized without charge by the health officer in the county where the  child
 resides,  if  such person executes a consent therefor. In the event that
 such person does not wish to select a health practitioner to  administer
 the  immunization,  he  or she shall be provided with a form which shall
 give notice that as a prerequisite to  processing  the  application  for
 admission  to,  or  for  continued attendance at, the school such person
 shall state a valid reason for withholding consent or consent  shall  be
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.