LD 606 (subjects: SCHOOL POLICIES , ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=606&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Heidi Brooks of Lewiston: (D – District 61) — e-mail | Facebook
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Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Penobscot: (D – District 9) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/3/2015||House||Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/5/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.|
|5/29/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Remove the Philosophical Exemption from the Immunization Requirements for School Students and Employees of Nursery Schools and Health Care Facilities
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 6355, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2001, c. 326, 2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA 6359, sub- 3, B, as amended by PL 2001, c. 326, 6, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA 802, sub- 4-B, B, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 185, 2, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 22 MRSA 8402, sub- 3, A, as amended by PL 2001, c. 645, 10, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. Rules. The Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its rules to remove any rules exempting persons from immunization requirements because of their philosophical beliefs. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Current law allows exemptions because of a person’s philosophical beliefs from immunization requirements for students in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary schools and employees of nursery schools and health care facilities. This bill removes those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any immunization exemptions because of philosophical beliefs from its rules.
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In The News…
Recent news stories featuring LD 606:
- Portland Press Herald: Maine lawmakers back one bill to toughen vaccine opt-out policy, but reject another
This information about LD 606 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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