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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Call and Email the Bill Sponsors: Senate President Sweeney: firstname.lastname@example.org / 856-251-9801; Assemblyman Conway email@example.com / (856) 461-3997
- 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.
- 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.