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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 05:02 AM

Effort to remove CT's religious exemption from childhood vaccinations heads to House - and Senate [View all]

Legislation that would remove Connecticut’s religious exemption from mandatory school vaccinations is headed to the House and Senate after the Public Health Committee approved two identical bills Wednesday, saying it wanted to give the proposal the best chance of succeeding by sending it to both chambers at once.

It’s unclear which chamber will take up the bill first. House Speaker Matthew Ritter declined to discuss the timetable for a vote but said he’s confident the measure will win approval.

“The religious exemption will be removed from Connecticut state statute this year,” Ritter said in an interview Wednesday. “I think there’s going to be some debate about when it will be effective and which grades it will apply to. But the committee vote demonstrates that there’s broad support to do this.”

“It’s a very emotional issue, and each member has to make their own determination,” he said. “But the overall question of whether we should have a religious exemption going forward in Connecticut, I think the answer is that people realize it’s not going to happen.”

Read more: https://ctmirror.org/2021/03/31/effort-to-remove-cts-religious-exemption-to-childhood-vaccinations-heads-to-house-and-senate/

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