The description of this bill, HB1015, is extremely misleading. It does NOT broaden the authority of those who can sign a religious exemption or philosophical exemption. It RESTRICTS IT. The way those two exemptions from vaccinations are now, the parent has to sign, period. Which is the way it should be. HB1015, and its companion SB5005, both violate First and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. Doctors, and even naturopaths, should not be gatekeepers for non-medical exemptions. WA has a medical exemption and these bills in effect convert the religious exemption and philosophical exemption to a medical exemption. Medical practitioners are under no obligation to sign the exemptions but parents are required to obtain a signature. They will be forced into a paid contractual relationship with a practitioner they might not otherwise choose to utilize with no guarantee of obtaining a signature. It is very likely practitioners will be unwilling to sign because it opens up liability for them. They are only protected when they give a vaccine, not when they help someone obtain an exemption. If practitioners are unwilling to sign, the exemptions are essentially eliminated which is what Governor Gregoire wants. She requested the bills and is "frustrated with the state's low vaccination rate". The State has no business creating entanglement between themselves and parents when it comes to obtaining a religious or philosophical exemption. This is the THIRD session these bills have been attempted. They should be adamantly opposed and defeated. If either pass and become and act of law, there WILL be a Federal injuction filed for declaratory and injunctive relief as there is no doubt about the unconstitutionality of these bills.