Amendments for HB20-1297

House Journal, March 14
7 HB20-1297 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
8 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
9 recommendation:
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11 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
12 substitute:
13 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 19-3-103, add (3)
14 as follows:
15 19-3-103. Child not neglected - when. (3) REFUSING AN
16 IMMUNIZATION ON THE GROUNDS OF MEDICAL, RELIGIOUS, OR PERSONAL
17 BELIEF CONSIDERATIONS, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 25-4-903, OR OPTING
18 TO EXCLUDE IMMUNIZATION NOTIFICATION INFORMATION FROM THE
19 IMMUNIZATION TRACKING SYSTEM ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 25-4-2403 (7)
20 BY ITSELF DOES NOT CONSTITUTE CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT BY A PARENT
21 OR LEGAL GUARDIAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 3.
22 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-4-2403, amend
23 (7) as follows:
24 25-4-2403. Department of public health and environment -
25 powers and duties - immunization tracking system - definitions -
26 rules. (7) An individual or a parent or legal guardian who consents to the
27 immunization of an infant, child, or student pursuant to part 9 or 17 of
28 this article ARTICLE 4 or this part 24 may exclude immunization
29 information from the immunization tracking system. The individual,
30 parent, or legal guardian may remove such immunization information
31 from the immunization tracking system at any time. The department of
32 public health and environment shall ensure that the process to exclude
33 immunization information from the system is readily available and not
34 burdensome. The physician, licensed health care practitioner, clinic,
35 hospital, or county, district, or municipal public health agency shall
36 inform the individual, parent, or legal guardian of the option to exclude
37 such information from such system and the potential benefits of inclusion
38 in such system. In addition, the physician, licensed health care
39 practitioner, clinic, hospital, or county, district, or municipal public health
40 agency shall inform such parent or legal guardian of a minor individual
41 of the option to refuse an immunization on the grounds of medical,
42 religious, or personal belief considerations pursuant to section 25-4-903.
43 Neither refusing an immunization on the grounds of medical, religious,
44 or personal belief considerations pursuant to section 25-4-903 nor opting
45 to exclude immunization notification information from the immunization
46 tracking system shall, by itself constitute CONSTITUTES child abuse or
47 neglect by a parent or legal guardian FOR THE PURPOSES OF PART 3 OF
48 ARTICLE 3 OF TITLE 19.
49 SECTION 3. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
50 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
51 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly (August
52 5, 2020, if adjournment sine die is on May 6, 2020); except that, if a
53 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
54 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
55 within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect
1 unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
2 November 2020 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
3 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".