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Requires school district reporting vaccine exemptions by school to Education Department for public

Location: NY
Title: Requires school district reporting vaccine exemptions by school to Education Department for public
Identifier: S2955/A3912
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None
Status: Died, both bills failed to move by recess 6/20/2018

Description:

UPDATE: 6/20/2018 - Both bills died, failed to pass before recess on 6/20/2018

UPDATE: 1/4/2018 - A3912 was referred to the Assembly Education Committee on 1/3/2018. 

UPDATE: 7/7/2017 - S2955/A3912 failed to move in the 2017 legislative session ended.  However, bills can carry over to 2018 in New York if the sponsor requests it. 

S2955 was introduced on 1/18/2017 and referred to the Senate Education Committee.  This bill is sponsored by Senator Croci.

A3912 is the same as S2955 and was introduced on 1/30/2017 and referred to the Assembly Education Committee. This bill is sponsored by Assembly Member Thiele and cosponsored by Assembly Member Graf. 

These bills would require school districts to report vaccine exemptions by adding the following new section:

4. a. Each school district receiving at  least one request for an exemption  from  vaccination,  pursuant  to  subdivision nine of section twenty-one hundred sixty-four of the public health law, must  report  to the  department,  by  June  thirtieth  of  the given year, the following information:

    (i) The number of students for which an exemption was requested.

     (ii) The number of students for which an exemption was granted.

    (iii) The number of students for which an exemption was denied.

    b. The department shall compile data reported pursuant to paragraph a of this  subdivision, and shall  report such data to the legislature and the governor by December first of each year.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=S02955&term=2017&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y - text, status and history for S2955

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&term=2017&bn=A3912 -text, status and history for A3912