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Restricts the religious exemption to vaccination by changing the language

Location: IL
Title: Restricts the religious exemption to vaccination by changing the language
Identifier: SB 1776
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Tabled in the Executive Committee on 3/19/2015, died

Description:

UPDATE: 3/22/2015 - SB 1776 was tabled by the Executive Committee on 3/19/2015.  See information for HB 2560 and SB 1410, two other bills that severely restrict the religious exemption to vaccination in IL. 

SB 1776 was introduced on 2/20/2015 and referred to the Executive Committee on 3/11/2015  The bill is sponsored by Senator Christine Radogno.

SB 1776 changes the wording of the current religious exemption from " on religious grounds" to "grounds that the examinations or immunizations conflict with their religious tenants or practices".  

 - text for SB 1776

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1776&GAID=13&GA=99&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=88534&SessionID=88 - status and history for SB 1776

http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?committeeID=1565 - Executive Committee information

"We need to tighten the rules and laws that govern the vaccination process." Quote in news article by Senator Radogno in news article  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150220/news/150229827/