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A02371 Summary:

BILL NOA02371A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02994-A
 
SPONSORDinowitz (MS)
 
COSPNSRMosley, Burke, Magnarelli, Fahy, Glick, Jaffee, Wallace, Steck, Zebrowski, Jacobson, Quart, Reyes, Paulin, Rosenthal L, Simotas, Titus, Niou, De La Rosa
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Rpld 2164 sub 9, amd 2164 & 2168, Pub Health L
 
Relates to exemptions from vaccinations due to religious beliefs; and repeals certain provisions relating to exemption from vaccination due to religious beliefs.
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A02371 Actions:

BILL NOA02371A
 
01/22/2019referred to health
05/20/2019amend (t) and recommit to health
05/20/2019print number 2371a
06/13/2019reported referred to rules
06/13/2019reported
06/13/2019rules report cal.230
06/13/2019ordered to third reading rules cal.230
06/13/2019passed assembly
06/13/2019delivered to senate
06/13/2019REFERRED TO RULES
06/13/2019SUBSTITUTED FOR S2994A
06/13/20193RD READING CAL.1338
06/13/2019PASSED SENATE
06/13/2019RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
06/13/2019delivered to governor
06/13/2019signed chap.35
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A02371 Committee Votes:

HEALTH Chair:Gottfried DATE:06/13/2019AYE/NAY:14/12 Action: Favorable refer to committee Rules
GottfriedAyeRaiaNay
SchimmingerNayMcDonoughNay
GalefAyeRaNay
DinowitzAyeGarbarinoNay
CahillAyeByrneNay
PaulinAyeByrnesNay
CymbrowitzNayAshbyNay
GuntherAye
RosenthalAye
HevesiAye
JaffeeAye
SteckAye
AbinantiNay
BraunsteinAye
KimAye
SolagesAye
BichotteNay
BarronNay
SayeghAye

RULES Chair:Gottfried DATE:06/13/2019AYE/NAY:20/8 Action: Favorable
HeastieExcusedKolbNay
GottfriedAyeCrouchNay
LentolNayFinchAye
GanttExcusedBarclayAye
NolanAyeRaiaNay
WeinsteinNayHawleyNay
OrtizAyeGiglioNay
PretlowAyeMalliotakisAye
CookAye
GlickAye
AubryAye
EnglebrightAye
DinowitzAye
ColtonExcused
MagnarelliAye
PerryAye
PaulinAye
TitusAye
Peoples-StokesNay
BenedettoAye
LavineAye
LupardoAye
ZebrowskiAye

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A02371 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2371A
 
SPONSOR: Dinowitz (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to exemptions from vaccination due to religious beliefs; to repeal subdivi- sion 9 of section 2164 of the public health law, relating to exemption from vaccination due to religious beliefs; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE: This bill would repeal all non-medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill repeals subdivision 9 of section 2164 of the public health law. Section 2 of the bill strikes a reference in subdivision 6 of section 2164 of the public health law to the repealed subdivision 9. Section 2 also amends subdivision 7 of section 2164 to allow unvaccinat- ed children a grace period during which they can still attend school or day care, provided they can demonstrate that they have received at least the first dose of each required immunization series, and have age-appro- priate appointments scheduled to complete such immunization series. Section 3 strikes a reference in subdivision 5 of section 2168 of the public health law to the repealed subdivision 9 of section 2164.   JUSTIFICATION: Existing New York State law requires all children in New York to receive certain immunizations for poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, HiB, hepatitis B, and varicella. The law provides an exemption from the immunization requirements where a physician certifies that the immunization may be detrimental to a child's health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, sustaining a high vaccina- tion rate among school children is vital to the prevention of disease outbreaks, including the reestablishment of diseases that have been largely eradicated in the United States, such as measles. According to State data from 2013-2014, there are at least 285 schools in New York with an immunization rate below 85%, including 170 schools below 70%, far below the CDC's goal of at least a 95% vaccination rate to maintain herd immunity. This bill would repeal exemptions currently found in the law for children whose parents have non-medical objections to immuniza- tions.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18- A.1810 - Referred to Health/S.52 - Referred to Health 2015-16- A.8329 - Referred to Health/S.6017 - Referred to Health   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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