PRINTER'S NO. 790
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
653
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY LEACH, MAY 15, 2019
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, MAY 15, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in pupils and attendance, further
providing for immunization required and penalty.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1303(d) of the act of March 10, 1949
(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is
amended and the section is amended by adding a subsection to
read:
Section 1303. Immunization Required; Penalty.--* * *
[(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply in the
case of any child whose parent or guardian objects in writing to
such immunization on religious grounds.]
(e) Notwithstanding any rule or regulation to the contrary,
a strong moral or ethical conviction similar to a religious
belief may not qualify as an exemption from the immunization
requirements of this section.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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