New Bills Introduced to Remove NJ’s RE

New bills have been introduced for the 2020 – 2021 Legislative Session. S902 and A969 are the same as the prior session’s S2173/A3818. These bills would eliminate NJ’s Religious Exemption.

S902/A969: Clarifies statutory exemptions from mandatory immunization requirements for child care center and school attendance. Identical Bill Number: S2173/A3818 Sponsors: Sweeney/Conway; Removed the Religious Exemption.

What you can do:

  1. Stay Informed – sign up for NJ Vaccine Science action alerts via email, check our Advocacy Home page and our Blog for action items, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.
  2. Call and Email your Senator and Assemblymembers – ask them to oppose bill S902/A969. Use this link to find your representatives’ phone number and send them a message.
  3. Call and Email the Bill Sponsors:  Senate President Sweeney: sensweeney@njleg.org / 856-251-9801; Assemblyman Conway asmconway@njleg.org / (856) 461-3997
  4. Meet with your Representatives: When you talk to your Senator and Assemblymembers request you met with them to discuss the CDC science that shows herd immunity doesn’t exist from vaccines.
  5. Spread the Word: Talk to people you know, write a letter to the editor, set up meeting with people in your town to talk about NJ’s Religious Exemption and herd immunity.

Other Bills Introduced This Session:

S903: Clarifies statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students. Sponsor: Weinberg; Tightens the Religious Exemption.

A1603: Requires human papillomavirus vaccinations (HPV) for students in grades six through 12.

S398: Recognizes right of minors aged 14 years or older to consent to Vaccination.

A1980: Revises access and reporting requirements for New Jersey Immunization Information System.

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