Currently, [parents or guardians] must simply present a statement that the immunization would be contrary to the child's religious beliefs. But under the bill which cleared the Senate Tuesday, such statements must be submitted annually and officially "acknowledged" by a notary public, attorney, judge, family support magistrate, court clerk, deputy clerk or justice of the peace.However another bill pending in the legislature would, if enacted, require the notarized statements be submitted only when the child enters kindergarten and when he or she enters 7th grade.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Connecticut Legislature Makes Religious Exemption From Vaccination Requirements Marginally More Difficult
On Tuesday, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final passage to HB 6949 (full text) and sent it to the governor for his signature. The bill places additional procedural requirements on parents seeking to exempt their children on religious grounds from vaccination requirements. As reported by WNPR: