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Advocacy Guide

A Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law

This guide explains the basis for the legislative work we do with the NVIC Advocacy Program to protect and expand vaccine exemptions.  You can use this 55 page referenced guide with legislators and policy makers to help educate them about the importance of the bills we advocate for or against.

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Achieving and protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination is more important now than ever before, and we need your help to make that happen. NVIC wants to help you, our members, to organize and make a difference in your home state right where you live to protect and expand vaccine exemptions.  It is at the state level that mass vaccination policies are made, and it is at the state level where your action to protect your rights can have the greatest impact.  Also, when national vaccine issues occur, you will be plugged in to the information and action items necessary to make sure your voice is heard.


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Bills to Watch



State Bill
Number
Date
Posted
Position Status Title
AL SB 56/HB 103 8/4/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the full House and Senate Requires vaccine providers report all vaccines to the vaccine tracking system
AZ SB 1676 5/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Establishes that a child's vaccination history can't be used in abuse or neglect cases
AZ SB 1563 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Expands the Arizona vaccine registry/tracking system to include adults
AZ SB 1334 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 6 & older without a prescription
AZ SB 1028 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Expands current law on public health emergencies to inlcude an emerging public health threat
AZ HB 2429 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Requires, school districts, private schools & charter schools to post vaccination & exemption rates
AZ SB 1267 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Requires public and charter schools to post vaccine rates of students enrolled on their web site
AZ HB 2050 5/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Eliminates Vaccine Mandates
CA AB 1710 9/9/2020 OPPOSE Enrolled and sent to the governor on 9/8/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer any FDA approved vaccine in addition to ACIP recommended vaccines
CA AB 1965 9/3/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Adds HPV Vaccines for persons of reproductive age to the Medi-Cal family planning program
CA AB 2552 9/3/2020 WATCH Died, failed to move Allows homeless children to be enrolled in childcare & development programs without vaccines
CA SB 1407 7/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, rescinded due to the shortened 2020 Legislative Calendar on 5/12/2020 Requires vaccine providers to provide information before administering a vaccine
CO SB 156 8/4/2020 OPPOSE Died, Postponed Indefinitely in Senate Appropriations Committee on 6/13/2020 Allows minors to be vaccinated for HPV & Hepatitis B Vaccines without parental knowledge or consent
CO HB 1297 7/13/2020 SUPPORT Signed by the governor on July 10, 2020 Clarifies that delaying or declining a vaccine by itself is not child abuse or neglect
CO SB 163 6/27/2020 OPPOSE Signed on 6/2/2020 Requires signature or reeducation module for relgious/personal belief exemptions & forces tracking
CO HB 1239 2/27/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of the Health and Insurance Committee Enacts the Vaccine Consumer Protection Act
CO HB 1144 2/19/2020 SUPPORT Died in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee Enacts the Parents' Bill of Rights (includes vaccine exemption disclosure)
CO SB 84 2/10/2020 SUPPORT Died in the Senate State Affairs Committee on 2/10/2020 Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against an employee for declining a vaccine
CT HB 5044 5/13/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move in the full House Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination for schools in CT
CT HB 5330 5/13/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing before session ended 5/6/2020 School shaming and posting of vaccine exemption rates for child care centers
DC B23-0171 5/13/2020 OPPOSE Hearing Held 6/26/2019, still under council review Allows minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent
DE HB 214 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Signed by the Governor on 7/23/2020 Allows veterinarians to exempt animals from rabies vaccines if it would endanger the animal's health
FL SB 1634/HB 1059 3/13/2020 SUPPORT CS/HB 1059 and CS/SB 1634 DIED Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Establishes the Parents' BIll of Rights Act in Florida State Law (includes exemption disclosure)
FL SB 1266 3/13/2020 SUPPORT DIED Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Failed to get Hearing Enacts the "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"
FL SB 674 3/13/2020 OPPOSE SB 674 DIED. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration, failed to get a hearing. Requires a minimum percentage of all children enrolled in a child care facility to be vaccinated
FL SB 64 3/13/2020 OPPOSE DIED Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Failed to get Hearing Eliminates religious belief exemption to vaccines and creates review board for medical exemptions
FL CS/HB 389 formerly CS HB 825 3/12/2020 OPPOSE CS/HB 389 signed by the Governor with Offending Section Removed on 3/12/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to children 7 and up
GA HB 615 8/4/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Allows 16 and 17 year olds to be vaccinated without parental consent
GA HB 416 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Establishes the State Vaccine Consumer Protection Office
HI SB 2270/HB 2459 HD2 8/4/2020 OPPOSE HB 2459 HD2 Died, HB 2459 failed to move out of Finance Committee, SB 2270 did not move Conscientious Exemption Addition Bill Hijacked into Pandemic Study
HI HAR 11-157 8/29/2019 OPPOSE Enacted, Signed by the Governor, new mandates go into effect July 1, 2020 Mandates all ACIP Recommended Vaccines and Restricts Medical Exemption
IA HF 272 6/22/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
IA SF 238 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of the Human Resources Sub Committee Establishes the Immunization Safety and Right of Refusal Act
IA HF 246 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Establishes the Immunization Informed Consent Act, provides for penalties
IA HF 449 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Requires health care providers to comply w/ Federal law (NCVIA)regarding administration of vaccines
IA HF 297 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Requires specific information be given by a health professional before vaccination
IA HF 100 6/22/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
IA HF 448 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
IA HF 2139 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move after passing sub-committee Requires schools to inform parents of their rights to religious exemption from vaccines requirements
IA SF 2302 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, Passed Senate Human Resources Committee, session ended 6/14/2020 Requires vaccine information to be included in death certificates for children up to 3
IA SF 2174 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move after passing sub-committee Requires school nurses/employees giving vaccines at schools to obtain written informed consent
IA SF 2153 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, passed the Senate, failed to move in the House Prohibits schools from conducting invasive physical exams on students without parental consent
IA SF 2343 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move after passing committee Allows pharmacists to administer any licensed vaccine to children 6 and older
IA SF 2173 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Prohibits rules that would deny a license to a foster family based on their immunization status
IA SF 2171 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move after returned by sub committee without recommendation Requires written informed consent/information be given before newborns recieve a Hepatitis B Vaccine
IA HF 2141 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, postponed indefinitely Requires information be provided through the Iowa Immunization Program
IA SF 239 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of the Senate Human Resources Sub Committee Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
IA HF 206 6/22/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
IA SF 2169 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of sub-committee Prohibits insurance companies from using incentives or penalties based on vaccination rates
IA SF 2170 6/22/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move after passing sub-committee Requires health care providers to comply with federal law on vaccine reporting & informed consent
IA HSB 583 6/22/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move after passing sub-committee Allows pharmacists to prescribe and adminster any CDC recommended vaccine to children 6 and older
ID H443 3/23/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing before session ended on 3/20/2020 Protects employees working for employers of state contracts from discrimination for refusing vaccine
IL HB 4870 8/4/2020 OPPOSE Re-assigned to Rules Committee on 6/23/2020, in recess to 11/17/2020 Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th and 9th grade public, private and parochial school students
IL SB 3668 8/4/2020 OPPOSE Not moving, in recess Eliminates religious exemptions, mandates forced tracking and allows minor consent
IL HB 342 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Not moving, in recess Requires information and notification of vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue
IN HB 1210 3/31/2020 OPPOSE Enacted, Public Act 45, Effective July 1, 2020 Expands current vaccine tracking system to include additional personal health information
KY BR 301 9/10/2020 SUPPORT Prefiled on 9/9/2020 Prohibits the state from requiring vaccination, removes authority to require vaccination in epidemic
LA HB 667 8/5/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Prohibits health coverage plans from offering incentives for vaccination
LA HB 467 8/5/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires vaccine providers to furnish information to patients before administering vaccines
LA HB 706 8/5/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires schools to inform parents of exemptions to vaccine requirements
LA SB 296 8/5/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children any age without a prescription
LA HB 308 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires schools to inform parents of exemptions when communicating about vaccine requirements
LA HB 468 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing in House Judiciary Committee Requires coroners to file VAERS reports when death was Sudden Infant Death or 30 days after vaccines
LA HB 642 8/4/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing before session ended Allows employees to refuse vaccination as a condition of employment
MA S.1264 9/3/2020 OPPOSE Discharged to the Committee on Rules on 6/15/2020 Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children in MA
MA H4096/S2359 8/7/2020 OPPOSE Accompanied by new bills H4784 and S2763, reported out of committee on 6/15/2020 Government Takeover of all Medical and Religious Belief Exemptions, Minor Consent, Reporting
MA H.3999 8/7/2020 OPPOSE Session extended through 2020, so bill is vulnerable to move out of Joint Committee on Education Eliminates the religious belief exemption for school children
MA H.1848 6/26/2020 OPPOSE Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence Allows immunization data in the registry to be given to insurance companies without consent
MD SB 355/HB 530 3/23/2020 OPPOSE Died, unfavorable report in committees Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 9 and older
MD SB 777/HB 779 3/23/2020 WATCH Died, failed to move out of committee Requies reimbursement to EMS providers for immunization and vaccination in the home
MD SB 135/HB 87 2/23/2020 OPPOSE Died, HB 87 withdrawn in House Health Committee, SB 135 withdrawn in Senate Finance Committee Allows minors 16 and older to consent to vaccination without parental knowledge or consent
MD HB 66 2/4/2020 OPPOSE Died, Withdrawn on 2/3/2020 Allows minors 14 and older to consent to vaccination without parental knowledge or consent
MI HB 5136/HB 5135 12/2/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Policy Committee on 10/22/2019 Restricts the ability of the health dept. to add new vaccine mandates for school
MI HB 4987 9/26/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism on 9/17/2019 Prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals for refusing TDaP vaccines
MI HB 4986 9/26/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism on 9/17/2019 Prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals for refusing flu vaccines
MI HB 4610 7/16/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Health Policy on 5/16/2019 Requires schools to post notices if more than 5% of the students are not vaccinated
MI HB 4711 7/16/2019 SUPPORT Referred to House Committee on Families, Seniors and Children Prohibits denying a foster care license based on vaccination status of the family
MN SF 13 8/30/2020 OPPOSE Enacted, signed by the governor on 5/27/2020, Chapter 115 Allows pharmacists to administer COVID Vaccines to children 6 and older
MN HF 4208/SF 3814 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Establishes a religious belief exemption to vaccines required for school and child care facilities
MN SF 3109/HF 4287 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Prohibits employers from firing or disciplining employees for refusing vaccines
MO HB 2553 5/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires death certificate forms for infants zero to 3 years old to include vaccinations received
MO HB 1581 5/15/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows minors to consent to vaccination
MO HB 2380 5/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Enacts a conscientious belief exemption, amends current vaccine law to apply only to public schools
MS HB 1399 3/5/2020 OPPOSE Died in committee on 3/3 Mandates annual flu vaccine for all school employees, prohibits religious exemptions
MS SB 2562 3/5/2020 SUPPORT Died in committee on 3/3 Adds a relgious belief exemption to vaccination for school
MS HB 1060 3/5/2020 SUPPORT Died in committee on 3/3 Adds a religious belief exemption to vaccines for school and child care facilities
NE LB 1058/LB 1183 8/15/2020 OPPOSE LB 1183 Approved by the Governor on 8/7/2020, LB 1058 Died Enacts government vaccine tracking through the Population Health Information Act
NH HB 1666 8/21/2020 SUPPORT Died, refer to interim study on 3/12/2020 Medical Examiner Submit VAERS report in cases of SUID when vaccines given within 30 days of death
NH HB 1655 8/5/2020 OPPOSE Died, laid on the table in the Senate Expands the New Hampshire Vaccine Association to include adult vaccines
NH SB 507 8/5/2020 OPPOSE Died, rolled into HB 1639-FN Allows administration of any drug or vaccine for Communicable diseases without patient relationship
NH HB 1404 8/5/2020 OPPOSE Died, laid on the table in the Senate Allows minors to consent to HPV & Hepatitis B Vaccines without parental consent
NH HB 1246 & HB 1639-FN 8/4/2020 OPPOSE HB 1639-FN signed by governor on 7/30/2020, HB 1246 vetoed Allows pharmacists to administer COVID Vaccines
NH SB 179 1/8/2020 OPPOSE Died in the full Senate, inexpedient to legislate on 1/8/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer all CDC recommended vaccines to adults
NJ S2889 9/15/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens 9/14/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer COVID Vaccines according to the CDC or FDA
NJ A4576/S2907 9/15/2020 OPPOSE S2907 introduced on 9/14/2020 & referred to Senate Health/Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee Requires annual flu vaccine for public and private school students
NJ A4476 2R 8/28/2020 OPPOSE Passed both houses 8/27/2020 Adds reporting requirements & penalties for LTC and home health flu mandates
NJ A969/S902 8/24/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health & Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee Eliminates religious belief exemptions in NJ
NJ A1980 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14/2020 Expands vaccine tracking system to include adults, mandatory tracking for all and expands access
NJ A401/S1768 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to committee Requires identification and review of deaths/near deaths happening after vaccination
NJ A1603 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/15/2020 Mandates HPV Vaccines for children in grades 6 through 12
NJ A2351 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Intoduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health on 2/3/2020 Enacts the Informed Consent for Vaccination Act
NJ S903 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committeon 1/14/2020 Restricts the religious belief exemption to vaccines in NJ
NJ A400 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14/2020 Establishes the Children's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
NJ S1013/A2673 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee on 1/30/2020 Establishes a public awareness campaign to educate the public on the importance of vaccinations
NJ A600 8/6/2020 WATCH Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/15/2020 Provides exemptions to flu vaccine mandates based on allergies
NJ A1244 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14/2020 Requires Commissioner of Health to establish rules to mandate vaccines for health care vendors
NJ S398 3/31/2020 OPPOSE Died, Bill Withdrawn on 1/27/2020 Allows children 14 and older to be vaccinated without parental consent
NJ A1991/S941 1/13/2020 OPPOSE Enacted, P.L.2019, c.332, A 1991 signed by the Governor on 1/13/2020 Mandates Meningitis Vaccines as recommended by ACIP for residential students at 4 year colleges
NJ S1003/A1576 1/13/2020 OPPOSE A1576 Passes, Enacted, P.L.2019, c.330, effective immediately, signed by the Governor 1/13/2020 Mandates annual flu vaccines for health care facility employees, declinations stripped
NM HB 11/SB 11 6/29/2020 WATCH Died, failed to move in the special session Eliminates authority to isolate & quarantine and vaccination of minors
NY S6771/A8679 8/6/2020 OPPOSE A8679 referred to Assembly Health, S6771 referred to the Senate Health Committee on 1/8/2020 Requires tracking of health care providers who write medical exemptions
NY A10813/S7573 8/5/2020 WATCH A1083 introduced on 7/15/2020 & S7573 introduced 1/28/2020, referred to Health Committees Requires use of a standardized exemption form
NY A973/S3899A 8/5/2020 OPPOSE S3899A is in the Senate Committee on Rules, A973 referred to Assembly Health 1/8/2020 Allows health care practitioners to administer all STD Vaccines to minors without parental consent
NY A2316 8/5/2020 OPPOSE In Assembly Health Committee Mandates flu vaccine for school and daycare in NY State
NY S7337/A10085 8/5/2020 OPPOSE A100085 introduced on 3/10/2020, S7337 pending 3rd reading in the Senate Expands the vaccine tracking system to include diagnosis of asthma & inhaler prescriptions
NY A8867/S7535 7/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, A8867 held in Assembly Health on 7/13/2020 Protects physicians writing medical exemptions to vaccination
NY A8676/S7362 7/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, A8676 held in Assembly Health 7/13/2020 Provides a religious exemption to vaccination for school attendance
NY A9609 7/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, held in Assembly Health 7/13/2020 Requires vaccine providers to give certain information to patients 48 hour before vaccination
NY A8834/S7202 7/15/2020 SUPPORT Died, A8834 held in Assembly Health 7/13/2020 Removes private and parochial schools and day care centers from state vaccine law
NY A10773/S8605 7/10/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senate Rules Committees Gives schools access to the vaccine tracking system
NY S4494/A6847 6/19/2020 OPPOSE A6847 in Assembly Health Committee, S4494 in Senate Health Mandates reporting of adult vaccinations to the registry without consent
NY S8182A/A10508A 6/8/2020 OPPOSE S8182A passed and was sent to the governor on 6/5/2020 Allows pharmacists to adminster COVID-19 Vaccines as soon as FDA approved
NY S4244C/A6564C 1/9/2020 OPPOSE A6564C/S4244C amended and recommitted to Health Committee 11/15/2019, S4244C on 12/11 Allows children 14 and older to be vaccinated without parental consent
NY A6478/S5909 1/9/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health and Senate Health Committee on 1/8/2020 Mandates pertussis vaccine for health care workers in contact with children under 12 months old
NY A2841 1/9/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/8/2020 Mandates vaccines for employees working in children's camps
NY S298B/A2912A 1/9/2020 OPPOSE A2912A referred to Assembly Health Committee 1/8/2020 Mandates HPV Vaccine
NY S477 1/9/2020 SUPPORT Died, Enacting clause striken on 1/9/2020 Strengthens and expands existing medical exemptions to vaccination
NY S6279A 1/7/2020 OPPOSE In Senate Rules Committee Mandates vaccines for children's camps with no religious belief exemptions allowed
NY A099 1/7/2020 OPPOSE In Assembly Health Committee Allows forced vaccination and medical treatment under certain circumstances
NY S2276 1/7/2020 OPPOSE In Senate Health Committee Mandates flu vaccine for school and daycare in NY State
NY A7838 1/7/2020 OPPOSE In the Assembly Health Committee Requires medical exemptions be approved by the Health Department
NY S6717/A8635 10/3/2019 OPPOSE S6717 referred to the Senate Rules Committee 9/13/2019, A8635 referred to Assembly Health 10/2/2019 Requires publication of immunization and exemption rates
NY S6753 9/30/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Rules Committee on 9/27/2019 Allows pharmacist to adminster all vaccines required for school to children two and older
OH HB 268 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Not moving Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees who refuse vaccines
OH HB 408 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Hearing held in House Health Committee 2/18/2020, still in committee Requires employees of childrens crisis care facilites to have MMR, pertusis and chickenpox vaccines
OH SB 240 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee Requires employees of childrens crisis care facilites to have MMR, pertusis and chickenpox vaccines
OH HB 132 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Not moving Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccination requirements
OH SB 178 6/11/2020 OPPOSE Proponent hearing held in the House Health Committee on 6/9/2020 Allows podiatrists to administer flu vaccines to anyone 7 years old and older
OK 310:535 9/12/2020 OPPOSE Rule amended to remove the mandatory presentation requirement Mandory health dept. presentation for religious & personal belief exemptions
OK SB 1854 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move to full Senate Requires school districts to provide information on vaccine laws and exemptions
OK HB 1112 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing in the Senate after passing the House Requires legislative approval when new vaccine mandate are added for school by Dept. of Health
OK SB 1514 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Prohibits the use of vaccines that contain human DNA in Oklahoma
OK SB 1874 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to pass the House Allows community paramedics to administer vaccines
OK SB 925 8/6/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move in the House Requires school districts to report exemptions, gives Health and Ed Dept. rule making authority
OK HB 3014 3/19/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of committee Establishes parents' rights on post-birth decisions, consent required for minor vaccination
OR SB 1557 3/13/2020 SUPPORT Died End of Session on 3/8/2020 Failed to get Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee Clarifies in state law that refusing or delaying a vaccine is not child abuse
PA HB 2731 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Labor and Industry Committee on 7/30/2020 Provides for the right of employees to refuse medical test or vaccination required by employers
PA SB 633 3/15/2020 OPPOSE Passed full Senate, Hearing House Health Committee 3/16/2020 at 11:30 am Enacts the Public Health Emergency Act
PA HB 1767 9/12/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 8/30/2019 Requires school districts to publish on their web site vaccination and exemption rates
PA HB 1771 8/31/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 8/30/2019 Requires anual medical consultation for religious and philosophical belief exemptions
PA SB 274/HB 91 5/20/2019 OPPOSE SB274 to Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee, HB91 to House Health Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 9 and older
PA SB 653 5/15/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Education Committee on 5/15/2019 Eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions
PA SB 626 5/10/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Education Committee on 5/10/2019 Requires certification of religious belief exemptions by those who administer vaccines
PA HB 286 2/13/2019 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/30/2019 Establishes the Informed Protection Act to provide informed consent for vaccination
PA HB 48 1/29/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/28/2019 Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccine requirements
RI S2651 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Enacts the Rhode Island Informed Consent Protection Act
RI S2652 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Allows refusal of vaccines for non-casual, sexually transmitted diseases
RI S2466 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires the dept. to develop a software program to facilitate reporting vaccine adverse events
RI H7823 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Enacts The Rhode Island Informed Consent Protection Act
RI H7811 3/17/2020 SUPPORT Died, Committee recommended be held for further study on 3/11/2020 Adds a personal/philosophical exemption to vaccination
SC H.4663 9/16/2020 OPPOSE Reported favorably out of the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs Committee 9/15 Allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to any age without a prescription
SC H.5489 8/6/2020 WATCH Died, failed to move Allows for an opt-out of pandemic vaccines for medical or religious beliefs
SD HB 1235 2/27/2020 SUPPORT Died, Deferred to the 41st legislative day Eliminates all vaccine mandates for school, prohibits use of coercive means to require immunization
TN HB 2788/SB 2539 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died Allows veterinarians to write medical exemptions to rabies vaccines for dogs
TN HB 2567/SB 2726 8/6/2020 SUPPORT Died Enacts the Parents' Bill of Rights
TN HB 2532/SB 2380 6/3/2020 SUPPORT Died Requires the health department to post the CDC's Vaccine Excipient Summary on their website
US H.R. 6666 8/23/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on 5/1/2020 COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
US H.R. 2862 5/14/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on 5/21/2019, not moving Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act
US S.1619 5/14/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on 5/22/2019, not moving Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act
US H.R. 2527 5/14/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on 5/3/2019, not moving Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019
VA SB 5066 9/11/2020 WATCH Referred to Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees Adds COVID-19 to current law concerning Workman's Compensation
VA HB 5028 9/11/2020 WATCH Passed the full House on 9/4/2020, referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor on 9/9 Adds COVID-19 to current law concerning Workman's Compensation
VA HB 5016 8/25/2020 SUPPORT Laid on the table in House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions Provides for a religious exemption to vaccination during an epidemic
VA HB 5070 8/25/2020 SUPPORT Laid on the table in House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions Removes restriction on religious exemption for students during an emergency or epidemic
VA HB 5082 8/25/2020 SUPPORT Laid on the table in House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions Prevents vaccines from being mandated for school that modify RNA/DNA, requires dept. to post risks
VA HB 1090 4/24/2020 OPPOSE Enacted, Chapter 1223 (effective 7/1/21) on 4/22/2020 Expands Vaccine Mandates for school & daycare & defers authority to add vaccines to Board of Health
VA SB 1026 3/12/2020 OPPOSE DIED Tabled on 2/25/2020 by House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 10-N) Allows pharmacists to andminster any vaccine on the CDC schedule to all ages
VA HB 1489 3/12/2020 OPPOSE HB 1489 was rolled into HB 1090 as a substitute on 1/21/2020 Amends current state vaccine requirements to add HPV Vaccines for boys
VA SB 339 1/22/2020 OPPOSE Died, stricken at the request of the patron, sponsor Requires school districts to post vaccination rates, religious and medical exemptions
VA SB 104 1/16/2020 OPPOSE Died, stricken at the request of the patron, sponsor Allows children to consent to any recommended vaccine without parental consent or knowledge
VT H.622 8/10/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 1/9/2020 Suspends religious exemptions if vaccination rates in schools/childcare facilities are below 95%
VT H.684/S.684 8/10/2020 OPPOSE S.684 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Welfare Allows children 12 and older to consent to HPV & hepatitis B vaccines
VT S.342 7/15/2020 WATCH Signed by Governor on 7/13/2020, without objectionable section on vaccine Removes presumption of compensability for Workers’ Compensation if COVID Vaccine refused
VT H 238 6/11/2019 OPPOSE Failed to have a hearing, in recess Eliminates religious belief exemption for vaccine required for school and daycare
VT H.311 6/11/2019 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires the Dept. of Health to submit annual reports regarding adverse reactions to vaccination
VT H.515 6/11/2019 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows children 16 and older to consent to vaccination without parental consent
VT H.310 6/11/2019 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requires informed consent before vaccines are administered
WA HB 1019/SB 5365 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Enacts the Vaccine Consumer Protection Act requiring certain notifications before vaccination
WA SSB 5523 3/14/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Requires managed care organizations to report vaccination numbers of children and adults
WA HB 1275 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Establishes a state database to monitor adverse effects of vaccinations in Washington State
WA HB 2626 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Establishes informed consent exemptions to vaccines that do not meet certain requirements
WA HB 1019/SB 5365 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Allows for serologic proof of immunity, requires notification of available titer tests & exemptions
WA SB 6664/HB 2928 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Enacts the Parents' Bill of Rights
WA HB 1976 3/14/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to move Restricts vaccines from the immunization program that don't meet certain criteria
WA SB 5841 3/14/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to move Eliminates personal and philosophical exemptions to all mandated vaccines
WI AB 248/SB 262 4/2/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Eliminates exemptions to vaccination for personal convictions
WI AB 865 4/2/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Requires the Dept. of Health Services to purchase & distribute vaccines
WI AB 783 4/2/2020 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing Requies information sent through the mail concerning vaccination status be enclosed & sealed
WI AB 863 4/2/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows minors 16 and older to consent to vaccination without parental knowledge or consent
WI AB 864 4/2/2020 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing Allows dentist to administer vaccines children 6 and older without prescription, under 6 with
WV HB 4114 3/7/2020 SUPPORT DIED Failed to get a hearing Enacts the Informed Consent Protection Act
WV HB 4063 3/7/2020 OPPOSE DIED Failing to get a hearing in the House Health and Human Resources Committee Amends current law concerning medical exemptions
WV SB 220 3/7/2020 SUPPORT DIED failing to get a hearing in the Senate Health and Human Resources and Judiciary Committees Establishes relgious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees
WV SB 549 3/7/2020 SUPPORT DIED Failed to get a hearing Enacts the Informed Consent Protection Act
WV HB 4115 3/7/2020 SUPPORT DIED Failed to get a hearing in the House Education Committee Removes private and parochial schools from state compulsory vaccine law
WV HB 2847 3/7/2020 SUPPORT DIED failed to get a hearing in the House Health and Human Resources Committee Establishes relgious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees
WY HB 103 3/12/2020 SUPPORT DIED House Did not Consider for Introduction Vote on 2/14/2020 Prohibits hospitals from refusing to treat indidviduals based solely on their vaccination status