Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

June 24, 2024

Looney, Duff Statement on SCOTUS Denial of Cert Challenging CT Vaccine Requirements

Today, Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of cert challenging a Connecticut law closing a loophole that had previously allowed non-medical exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements.

“By closing a loophole for non-medical vaccine exemptions, Connecticut embraced a common sense vaccination policy that protects the health and safety of all students. This law has now withstood legal scrutiny at every level of our judicial system and its perseverance represents a victory for parents and students, who are less likely to be infected by preventable illnesses.”

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Contact: Kevin Coughlin | 203-710-0193 | kevin.coughlin@cga.ct.gov