Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Makes a grammatical change and revises
an internal Section reference to certain provisions of the School
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
410 ILCS 315/2 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12
Amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act and the School
Code. Specifies the diseases for which children must be immunized and
deletes the power of the Department of Public Health to determine
those diseases by rule. Adds an immediate effective date.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes all of the proposed changes to the School Code concerning
immunization of school children. Adds provisions authorizing parents
or legal guardians of school children to also object to health exams
or immunizations on philosophical grounds. Replaces proposed changes
to the Communicable Disease Prevention Act with provisions creating a
12-member Immunization Task Force to be composed of legislators, par-
ents or guardians of children required to be immunized, and persons
appointed by the Director of Public Health. Requires the Task Force to
review the process by which DPH establishes immunization requirements
and requires the Task Force to report its finding and recommendations
to the Department of Public Health and the General Assembly by 2/1/98.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the provisions authorizing parents or guardians to
object to health examinations or immunizations on philosophical
grounds with provisions authorizing the objection based on grounds of
a conscientiously held belief. In the Communicable Disease Prevention
Act, also adds a provision requiring the parent or guardian to submit
to the school principal, at least 45 days before the start of the
school term, a signed, notarized statement of objection detailing the
nature of the conscientiously held belief.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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