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Requires doctor certification for parents using a personal belief exemptions for school/child care

Location: ME
Title: Requires doctor certification for parents using a personal belief exemptions for school/child care
Identifier: LD 471
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Vetoed by the Governor and upheld by the legislature, Died

Description:

UPDATE: 7/1/2015 - LD 471 was vetoed by the governor and that veto was upheld by the legislature so the bill died. 

http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/rollcall.asp?ID=280054836&chamber=H&serialnumber=455 - vote to uphold the veto.

UPDATE: 6/18/2015 - LD 471 was passed to be enacted on June 18, 2015 with the following amendment:

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0310&item=2&snum=127 

Contact the governor and ask for a veto. http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/citizen_services/ideas-suggestions.shtml 

UPDATE: 5/7/2015 - LD 471 is scheduled for a hearing on Monday May 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the Cross State Building, Room 209.  For more information on this hearing and other events planned for Monday - http://www.mainevaxchoice.org/ 

UPDATE: 3/4/2015 - 


Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES , in concurrence.

LD 471 is Presented by Representative SANBORN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, Senator KATZ of Kennebec and


Representatives: BURSTEIN of Lincolnville, GATTINE of Westbrook, HEAD of Bethel,

HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JORGENSEN of Portland, NUTTING of Oakland, Senators: DILL

of Penobscot, HASKELL of Cumberland.  The will go to the 

This bill requires a parent or guardian who is seeking a philosophical exemption to routine childhood vaccination when enrolling a child in school or a licensed day care facility to present written documentation signed by a health care practitioner that the health care practitioner has reviewed with the parent information about the risks and benefits of immunization that is consistent with information published by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0310&item=1&snum=127 - text of HP 310,  LD 471

http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280054836 - status and history for HP 310, LD 471