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Short Description:  SCH CD-IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John G. Mulroe - Donne E. Trotter - Terry Link, Heather A. Steans, William Delgado, Martin A. Sandoval and Patricia Van Pelt

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robyn Gabel - Michael J. Zalewski - Laura Fine - Michael P. McAuliffe, Anna Moeller, Norine K. Hammond, Kelly M. Burke, Michael W. Tryon, John C. D'Amico, Elaine Nekritz, Martin J. Moylan, Daniel J. Burke, Cynthia Soto, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., La Shawn K. Ford, Elizabeth Hernandez, Michelle Mussman, William Davis, Emanuel Chris Welch, Sue Scherer, Stephanie A. Kifowit and Deb Conroy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/3/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0249

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-8.1from Ch. 122, par. 27-8.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to publish on its Internet website the exemption from immunization data it receives from schools. Provide that parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental, or eye examinations or immunizations on religious grounds must present to the appropriate local school authority a Department of Public Health objection form, detailing the grounds for the objection and signed by the parent or legal guardian, as well as a religious official attesting to a bona fide religious objection whose signature must be notarized (instead of presenting a signed statement of objection detailing the grounds for the objection). Requires the Department of Public Health to develop and publish a uniform objection form for this particular use. Provides that if the physical condition of a child is such that any one or more of the immunizing agents should not be administered, the child's parent or legal guardian must present to the appropriate local school authority a statement signed by the child's regular examining physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant attesting to that fact. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With respect to the Section requiring health examinations and immunizations, removes a provision concerning parents or legal guardians who object to the health, dental, or eye examinations or to immunizations on religious grounds. Provides instead that children of parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental, or eye examinations, or any part thereof, to immunizations, or to vision and hearing screening tests on religious grounds shall not be required to undergo the examinations, tests, or immunizations to which they so object if such parents or legal guardians present to the appropriate local school authority a signed Certificate of Religious Exemption, created by the Department of Public Health, detailing the grounds for objection and the specific immunizations, tests, or examinations to which they object. Provides that the grounds for objection must set forth the specific religious belief that conflicts with the examination, test, immunization, or other medical intervention. Specifies other requirements for the signed certificate, and requires parents or legal guardians to submit the certificate to their local school authority annually for each child for which they are requesting an exemption. Contains provisions concerning the religious objection. Requires the local school authority to inform the parent or legal guardian of exclusion procedures, in accordance with the Department's rules, at the time the objection is presented. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Specifies that the health care provider's signature on the certificate reflects only that education was provided and does not allow a health care provider grounds to determine a religious exemption. Provides that those receiving immunizations shall be provided with the relevant vaccine information statements prior to administering a vaccine. Provides that a healthcare provider may consider including nationally accepted recommendations from federal agencies, the information outlined in the relevant vaccine information statement, and vaccine package inserts, along with the healthcare provider's clinical judgment, to determine whether any child may be more susceptible to experiencing an adverse vaccine reaction than the general population, and if so, the healthcare provider may exempt the child from an immunization or adopt an individualized immunization schedule. Requires parents or legal guardians to submit the certificate to their local school authority, prior to the dates of entering kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade (instead of annually), for each child for which they are requesting an exemption.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/19/2015SenateRe-referred to Public Health
  3/19/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/19/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/24/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  3/27/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 24, 2015
  4/14/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/14/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/15/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Public Health; 006-003-000
  4/15/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 16, 2015
  4/16/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/16/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2015
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/21/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/21/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/22/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  4/23/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 008-000-000
  4/23/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/23/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Mulroe
  4/23/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/23/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-014-000
  4/24/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/24/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/24/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/24/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  4/29/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/29/2015HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/30/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/4/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/6/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/6/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/8/2015HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 15, 2015
  5/13/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 010-001-001
  5/13/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/18/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/18/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/18/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/21/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 085-028-004
  5/21/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/3/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/3/2015SenateEffective Date August 3, 2015
  8/3/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0249

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