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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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Welcome to the NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP)

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. 

Register to be an NVIC Advocacy Team Member:  Just minutes of your time on letters, emails, and phone calls to your state legislators and the media can make the difference.  NVIC will send you advocacy alert emails when action is needed to support efforts in your own state and nationally on important legislation and policy to protect and expand vaccination exemption laws.  We will provide you with the steps, tools and connection to leaders and organizations to help you make a positive impact on your rights to exercise informed consent in the vaccination decision making process.  

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State Date Posted Title
AZ 2/20/2019 SUPPORT HB2470 HB2471 HB2472
AZ 2/20/2019 SUPPORT SB 1114 Adding Religious Exemption for Arizona School Children
AZ 1/17/2019 OPPOSE HB 2162 Removes Personal Vaccine Exemption for School
CA 4/19/2019 OPPOSE SB 276 Hijacking and Elimination of Medical Exemptions by Health Department
CO 4/19/2019 Oppose HB 1312, passed House Health & Insurance Committee, waiting 2nd reading by the full House
CT 3/28/2019 OPPOSE HB 7005 Making it Harder to Submit Religious Exemptions to Vaccination
CT 3/12/2019 OPPOSE HB 7199 Mandates for HPV and Meningitis Vaccines for ALL High School Students
CT 3/9/2019 OPPOSE HB 7101 Hospitals Pushing Flu Shots on Seniors
FL 4/17/2019 OPPOSE HB 213 Expanded Vaccine Tracking
FL 4/15/2019 OPPOSE SB 354 Vaccine Tracking for All
IA 2/20/2019 SUPPORT SF 239 and SF 238 Expanding Vaccine Exemptions and Stopping Discrimination over Vaccination
ME 4/11/2019 OPPOSE LD 798 Removing Relgious and Philosophical Exemptions
NJ 2/1/2019 OPPOSE A3818 Eliminates Religious Exemption To Vaccination
NV 4/19/2019 AB 123 changes and additions to exemptions for school in Nevada
OR 3/14/2019 OPPOSE HB 3063 Removal of Oregon Vaccine Exemptions
OR 2/20/2019 SUPPORT SB 649 Improving Vaccine Informed Consent by Requiring Disclosures by Providers and OHA
US 3/1/2019 Contact Federal Legislators NOW to Support Vaccine Exemptions and Share Vaccine Injury Experiences
WA 4/18/2019 OPPOSE HB 1638 Removing Exemptions to MMR Vaccine, passed the full Senate 4/17/2019
WA 3/19/2019 OPPOSE SB 5841 Eliminating Philosophical Exemptions to Vaccination

Bills to Watch



State Bill
Number
Date
Posted
Position Status Title
AR HB 1823 4/6/2019 OPPOSE On the agenda in the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on 4/8/2019 Mandates hepatitis A vaccine for food service employees
AR HB 1786 4/4/2019 OPPOSE Enacted, Act 676 Requires schools to post exemption rates and herd immunity levels online
AR HB 1278 4/3/2019 WATCH Enacted, Act 652 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 7 and older using a general written protocol
AZ HB 2471 2/25/2019 SUPPORT Passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/21/2019 Requires health professionals administering vaccines to provide information before vaccination
AZ HB 2472 2/25/2019 SUPPORT Passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/21/2019 Allows for serologic proof of immunity, requires notification of available titer tests & exemptions
AZ HB 2470 2/25/2019 SUPPORT Passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/21/2019 Adds a religious belief exemption to vaccination for pupils through 12th grade
AZ SB 1114 2/20/2019 SUPPORT Died in the Senate Education Committee on 2/19/19 Adds a religious belief exemption to vaccination for pupils through 12th grade
AZ SB 1489 2/5/2019 OPPOSE Referred to HHS and Rules Committees on 2/5/2019 Requires foster parents to vaccinate their natural and adoptive children to be licensed
AZ HB 2505 2/5/2019 OPPOSE Referred to HHS and Rules Committees on 2/4/2019 Eliminates personal belief exemption and replaces it with a religious belief exemption
AZ SB 1201 1/29/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committees Rules and Education on 1/28/2019 Requires schools to post immunization rates on their website
AZ SB 1116 1/23/2019 SUPPORT Referred to Senate Rules Committee on 1/22/2019 Allows for serologic proof of immunity, requires notification of available titer tests & exemptions
AZ SB 1115 1/23/2019 SUPPORT Referred to Senate Rules Committee on 1/22/2019 Requires health professionals administering vaccines to provide information before vaccination
AZ HB 2352 1/18/2019 OPPOSE Filed 1/17/2019 Requires public and charter schools to post exemption numbers on their website
AZ HB 2162 1/17/2019 OPPOSE Introduced Eliminates the personal belief exemption to vaccination, leaving only medical exemptions
CA SB 276 4/12/2019 OPPOSE Sheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health Committee on 4/24/2019 Requires health department approval of all medical exemptions to vaccination
CA AB 262 3/21/2019 OPPOSE Passed the Assembly Committee on Health 3/19/2019, in Assembly Appropriations Committee Allows a local health officer to take any action to control the spread of communicable disease
CO HB 1312 4/19/2019 OPPOSE Waiting for 2nd reading by the full house, on the calendar for 4/22/2019 Forced submission of exemptions to CDPHE, restricts medical exemptions, adoption of ACIP schedule
CT HB 7005 3/28/2019 OPPOSE On the house calendar Allows school nurses to refuse to acknowledge a religious exemption
CT SB 94 3/14/2019 WATCH Substitute version reported favorably out of the Joint Committee on Public Health on 3/13/2019 Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 12 years and older with parental consent
CT HB 7199 3/11/2019 OPPOSE Public Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2019 Mandates HPV and Meningococcal Vaccines for 9th and 12th grade students
CT HB 7101 3/9/2019 OPPOSE Favorable recommendation by the Joint Committee on Aging on 3/7/2019 Requires hospitals to offer flu vaccines to patients 65 and older before discharge
CT SB 858 2/27/2019 OPPOSE Hearing held in Joint Committee on Public Health on 2/25/2019, still in committee Allows for administration of HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines to minors without parental consent
CT HB 5916 1/27/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Joint Health Committee on 1/23/2019 Requires parents be given vaccine package inserts and VIS 24 hours prior to vaccination
CT HB 5901 1/27/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Health on 1/23/2019 Restricts thimerosal containing vaccines, prohibits mandating vaccines for noncommunicable diseases
CT HB 5277 1/16/2019 OPPOSE Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health 1/14/2019 Requires changes to requirements for students to qualify for the temporary vaccination waiver
CT HB 5137 1/10/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Joint Committee on Health on 1/10/2019 Requires vaccine package inserts & VIS be given to parents before vaccination
CT HB 5135 1/10/2019 SUPPORT Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/10/2019 Restricts thimerosal containing vaccines, prohibits mandating vaccines for noncommunicable diseases
DC B23-0171 3/20/2019 OPPOSE Notice of intent to act published 3/15/2019. Allows minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent
FL HB 213/SB 354 4/15/2019 OPPOSE HB 213 substitute on house calendar for special orders 4/17/2019, SB354 on Second Reading Mandatory reporting and tracking of vaccines by health care practitioners in registry
FL SB 1282 3/6/2019 OPPOSE Introduced on 3/5/2019 and referred to Senate Education, AED and AP Committees Requires students 12 to 18 to document an adolescent well-care examination every year for school
FL HB 245/SB 356 1/25/2019 OPPOSE HB 245 referred to committees/ SB 356 referred to committees Mandates HPV Vaccine
GA HB 615 3/15/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee Allows 16 and 17 year olds to be vaccinated without parental consent
GA HB 416 2/26/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee Establishes the State Vaccine Consumer Protection Office
HI HB 1182 1/29/2019 SUPPORT Referred to House Committees Health and Judiciary on 1/28/2019 Adds conscientious belief exemption to vaccination in Hawaii
HI SB 925 1/27/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to CPU and EDU Committees on 1/24/2019 Removes health dept. authority to mandate all ACIP recommended vaccines for school
HI SB 926 1/25/2019 SUPPORT Referred to CPH/EDU, JDC on 1/24/2019 Removes health dept. authority to mandate all ACIP recommended vaccines for school
IA HF 449 2/21/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee Requires health care providers to comply with Federal law regarding administrative of vaccines
IA HF 448 2/21/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to House Human Services Committee on 2/20/2019 Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
IA SF 239 2/20/2019 SUPPORT Failed to move out of the Senate Human Resources Sub Committee on 2/19 Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
IA HSB 86/SF 228 2/20/2019 OPPOSE HSB 86 passed the House Committee on 2/19/2019 Establishes Tax Breaks for Vaccine Development
IA SF 238 2/20/2019 SUPPORT Failed to move out of the Human Resources Sub Committee 2/19/19 Establishes the Immunization Safety and Right of Refusal Act
IA HF 297 2/7/2019 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/6/2019 Requires specific information be given by a health professional before vaccination
IA HF 272 2/7/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Education Committee on 2/6/2019 Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
IA HF 246 2/7/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee on 2/6/2019 Establishes the Immunization Informed Consent Act, provides for penalties
IA HF 206 2/5/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee on 2/4/2019 Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
IA HF 100 1/26/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/24/2019 Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
ID HB 133 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on 2/26/2019, passed the full house Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccine requirements
ID HCR 4 1/29/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means on 1/28/2019 Resolution to reject rule that adds 2nd dose of meningitis vaccine for 12th grade students
IL SB 1659 4/11/2019 OPPOSE Tabled by the sponsor on 3/13/2019 Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th grade students
IL HB 422 4/3/2019 OPPOSE Tabled on 4/3/2019 Requires completion of online education seminar developed by health dept. for religious exemptions
IL HB 342 3/30/2019 SUPPORT House Committee Amendment currently in the Rules Committee Requires information and notification of vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue
IN SB 273 3/3/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs on 2/26/2019 Allows Kids First board to set up nonprofit corp. to increase childhood immunizations
IN SB 228 3/3/2019 OPPOSE Referred to House Committee on Public Health, passed the full senate Expands standing orders and the release of information in the immunization data registry
KY SB 133 2/8/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee 2/7/2019 Enacts a new law requiring vaccines for college students based on ACIP, gives rule making authority
LA SB 169 3/30/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare on 3/27/2019 Expands the vaccine tracking system to include adults over 21
LA HB 207 3/28/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Health and Welfare on 3/27/2019 Requires information be given to parents or patients before vaccines are administered
MA S.1264 3/2/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/22/2019 Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children in MA
MA H.1848/HD 541 2/27/2019 OPPOSE H.1848 introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Health on 2/22/2019 Allows immunization data in the registry to be given to insurance companies without consent
MA H.1848 2/27/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Health on 2/22/2019 Allows vaccine information to be released to insurance companies without consent
MD HB 316 3/28/2019 OPPOSE Passed the full Senate on 3/28/2019 Requires health care providers who administer vaccines to report them to the vaccine tracking system
MD SB 783/HB 1332 3/11/2019 SUPPORT SB 783 died in committee on 3/11/2019, HB 1332 introduced 2/15/19 Requires informed consent be given before administration of HPV Vaccine
ME LD 987 4/11/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs Strengthens and protects the medical exemption
ME LD 798 4/11/2019 OPPOSE Passed the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on 4/10/2019 Eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination in Maine
ME LD 1112 4/3/2019 SUPPORT Died, 4/2/2019 Establishes a right for employees to refuse vaccination
MN HF 999/SF 1916 2/28/2019 SUPPORT SF 1916 to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance, HF 999 referred to the House Labor Committee 2/11 Enacts a new law protecting employees who refuse vaccination from discipline/discharge
MN SF 1520 2/21/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Health and Human Services Finance & Policy Committee on 2/21/2019 Eliminates the conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
MO HB 711 4/3/2019 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Health and Mental Health Policy on 4/8/2019 Prohibits discrimination against children who are not vaccinated
MO HB 1164 4/3/2019 SUPPORT Scheduled for hearing in the House Committee on Health and Mental Health Policy on 4/8/2019 Strengthens informed consent by requiring information be given before vaccination
MO HB 1225 3/1/2019 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/28/2019 Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
MO HB 1075 2/27/2019 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/26/2019 Allows minors to consent to vaccinations
MS SB 2255 2/6/2019 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 2/5/2019 Adds philosophical and religious belief exemptions to vaccination for school children
MS SB 2398 2/6/2019 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 2/5/2019 Adds a religious belief exemption to vaccination in Mississippi
MS HB 479 2/6/2019 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 2/5/2019 Allows adults to deny vaccines, provides protection, adds philosophical exemption for 1st responders
MS SB 2074 2/6/2019 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 2/5/2019 Directs the State Health Officer to require vaccine information statements be given
MT HB 231 4/16/2019 OPPOSE Passed, enrolled version made available on 4/13/2019 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 7 and older
MT HB 596 4/3/2019 OPPOSE Tabled in the Senate Public Health, Safety and Welfare Committee on 4/1/2019 Allows disclosure of a patient's immunization record without the patient's authorization
MT SB 23 4/3/2019 WATCH House did not concur on amendments 4/2/2019 Require accommodations to employer-mandated vaccinations to be uniformly offered
MT HB 471 3/27/2019 OPPOSE Tabled in the Senate Committee on Public Health on 3/25/2019, passed the full house Requires health care providers offer patients and parents the option of being in the tracking system
MT HB 564 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass the full house on 2/28/2019 Protects the privacy of medical exemptions, restricts the exemption form to state law only
MT HB 574 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass the full house on 2/28/2019 Prohibits the dept. from mandating vaccines for foster care children and families
MT HB 575 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass the full house on 2/28/2019 Allows the dept. of health to recommend, but not mandate vaccines for child care
MT SB 99 2/11/2019 SUPPORT Died in the full senate Requires schools to provide information on exemptions to vaccination, allows for written exemption
MT HB 113 2/11/2019 OPPOSE Died in committee on 1/24/2019 Removes the option for registration certificates for day care & exceptions to vaccine records
NH HB 426 2/27/2019 OPPOSE House Environment and Agriculture Committee, Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate Establishes study program that would allow town clerks to accept exemptions to rabies vaccines
NH HB 331 2/27/2019 SUPPORT House Environment and Agriculture Committee, Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate Allows veterinarians to make decisions regarding rabies vaccines bases on titers.
NJ A1991/S941 3/2/2019 OPPOSE A1991 and S941 both scheduled for hearings in the Senate Higher Education Committee on 3/7/2019 Mandates Meningitis Vaccines as recommended by ACIP for residential students at 4 year colleges
NJ A3818/S2173 2/6/2019 OPPOSE A3818 amended on the Assembly floor to eliminate religious belief exemptions on 1/31/2019 3818 Eliminates/S2173 Restricts the religious belief exemption to vaccination
NJ A3587/S634 8/2/2018 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Health Committees, not moving Forced vaccination of health care industry vendors with only very limited medical exemptions
NJ A1847 8/2/2018 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/9/2018 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12
NJ A2397 8/2/2018 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/1/2018 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Allows the Commissioner of Health to adopt rules for mandatory vaccination of healthcare vendors
NV AB 123 4/20/2019 WATCH Passed full House as amended, referred to the Senate Committee on Education Changes and additions to exemptions to vaccination in NV
NY S4494/A6847 3/21/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Mandates reporting of vaccination to the registry without consent
NY S4244/A6564 3/12/2019 OPPOSE Referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committees Allows children 14 and older to be vaccinated without parental consent
NY S3424A 2/12/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee on 2/6/2019 Creates Uniform Religious Exemption Form Subject to Arbitrary Superintendent Approval
NY S2994 2/1/2019 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/31/2019 and referred to the Senate Health Committee Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY A2841 1/26/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/25/2019 Mandates vaccines for employees working in children's camps
NY S2289 1/24/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee Requires a physician signature for a religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY S2276 1/24/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 1/23/2019 Mandates flu vaccine for school and daycare in NY State
NY A2371 1/23/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/22/2019 Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY A2316 1/23/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/22/2019 Mandates flu vaccine for school and daycare in NY State
NY A973/S3899 1/16/2019 OPPOSE A973 referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14, S3899 introduced 2/21 Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent
NY A1135 1/16/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14/2019 Requires a signature from a healthcare provider for religious exemptions to vaccination
NY S477 1/5/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Senate Health Committee on 1/9/2019 Strengthens and expands existing medical exemptions to vaccination
NY S298 1/3/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health Committee 1/9/2019 Mandates HPV Vaccine
NY A099 1/3/2019 OPPOSE Introduced 1/9/2019 and referred to Assembly Health Committee Allows forced vaccination and medical treatment under certain circumstances
OH HB 132 3/30/2019 SUPPORT Sceduled for a hearing in the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee on 4/2/2019 Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccination requirements
OK HB 2339 3/27/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 3/26/2019 Requires prior written consent before a child can receive a vaccine at school
OK HB 2430 3/14/2019 SUPPORT Measure failed on 3/14/2019 Requires the option of an antibody titer test be given to determine immunity to MMR
OK SB 925 3/13/2019 OPPOSE Passed the full Senate on 3/12/2019, in the House Requires school districts to report exemptions, gives Health and Ed Dept. rule making authority
OK HB 1112 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Withdrawn from Government Efficiency Committee and referred to Public Health Committee on 2/11/2019 Requires legislative approval for changes to the list of vaccines required for school
OK SB 146 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/5/2019 Requires health care facilities to grant religious exemptions to flu vaccine requirements
OK SB 861 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/5/2019 Clarifies refusal to vaccinate or delaying vaccination is not child abuse
OK SB 534 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/5/2019 Clarifies that vaccines are not allowed to be given to a child protective custody without consent
OK HB 2420 3/2/2019 SUPPORT Passed the House Committee on Insurance on 2/26/2019 Prohibits managed care entities from imposing requirements relating to vaccination protocol
OK HB 1098 2/5/2019 WATCH Referred to the House Rules Committee on 2/5/2019 Allows employers to adopt reasonable alternative policies to flu vaccine requirements
OR HB 2220 4/16/2019 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care on 4/17/2019 Allows dentists to administer vaccines, requires reporting to tracking system
OR SB 653 3/19/2019 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee on 3/26/2019 Requires parental consent before children in protective custody can be vaccinated
OR SB 488 3/14/2019 WATCH Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on 3/11/2019 Requires correctional facilities to offer flu vaccines to each inmate and prisoner
OR HB 3063 3/14/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Joint Ways and Means Committee Eliminates all non medical exemptions to vaccination for students in Oregon
OR SB 649 2/18/2019 SUPPORT Hearing held on 2/18/2019, still in Senate Committee on Health Care Requires information packets be given by health care providers before vaccination
OR HB 2779 1/29/2019 SUPPORT Referred to House Committee Human Services & Housing with sub. referral to Ways & Means on 1/28/2019 Requires parental consent before a child in protective custody can be vaccinated
OR HB 2745 1/27/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the House Health Care Committee on 1/25 Requires information packets be given by health care providers before vaccination
OR HB 2783 1/27/2019 OPPOSE Referred to House Health Care Committee on 1/25/2019 Requires health care practitioner signature for all exemptions to vaccination
OR SB 565 1/18/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Workforce Committee on 1/17/2019 Establishes that it is unlawful for an employer to mandate vaccines for healthcare employees
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 S676 3/24/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 3/21/2019 Forces adults into the vaccine tracking system, expands vaccine program to include adult vaccines
RI H 5541 3/15/2019 OPPOSE House Health, Education and Welfare Committee recommended measure be held for further study on 3/13 Forces adults into the vaccine tracking system, expands vaccine program to include adult vaccines
RI H5165 3/11/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health, Education & Welfare Committee on 1/23/2019 Adds a personal and philosophical belief exemption to vaccination in Rhode Island
RI S303 2/22/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Human Services 2/13/2019 Allows refusal of vaccines for non-casual, sexually transmitted diseases
RI S213 2/2/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee 1/31/2019 Enacts the Rhode Island Informed Consent Protection Act
TX HB 1256 4/19/2019 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health Committee on 4/23/2019 Allows access to first responder's immunization history in the registry during a disaster
TX HB 4068 4/16/2019 OPPOSE Passed the House Public Health Committee as a substitute bill on 4/15/2019 Mandates Meningitis Vaccines
TX HB 3390 4/4/2019 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the House Human Services Committee on 4/9/2019 Requires voluntary temporary caregivers to have all their pets vaccinated
TX HB 3458 4/3/2019 OPPOSE Sceduled for a hearing in the House Public Health Committee on 4/4/2019 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 7 and older, gives rule-making authority
TX HB 4418 3/28/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 3/26/2019 Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to sign a medical exemption to vaccination
TX HB 4274 3/28/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 3/25/2019 Expands current law concerning informed consent
TX HB 3039 3/26/2019 OPPOSE Withdrawn from the House Insurance Committee Hearing for 3/26/2019 Requires health insurance policies to provide coverage for meningitis vaccines
TX HB 4050 3/22/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the House Public Health Committee on 3/21/2019 Permits elimination religious and conscientious belief exemptions for private child-care facilities
TX SB 2350 3/22/2019 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 3/21/2019 Prohibits the administration of certain vaccines
TX SB 2295 3/22/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 3/21/2019 Requires the Dept. of State Health Services to implement a disease prevention information system
TX HB 3857/SB 2351 3/22/2019 SUPPORT SB 2351 was referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 3/21/2019 Protects patients from discrimination based on vaccination status
TX HB 1418/SB 829 3/21/2019 OPPOSE HB 1418 was reported favorably without amendment on 3/20/2019 Requires rules be adopted to provide EMS applicants immunization information in the registry
TX HB 3551/SB 329 3/20/2019 OPPOSE HB 3551 was Referred to Public Health on 3/18/2019 Requires reporting of vaccine exemptions by schools, school districts and the Dept. of Health
TX HB 3883 3/20/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the House Public Education Committee on 3/18/2019 Requires the Health Department to make a form for schools reporting vaccine status of studentsstatu
TX SB 1813 3/20/2019 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Health & Human Serices on 3/18/2019 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 7 & older without doctor patient relationship
TX HB 2067/SB 1681 3/16/2019 OPPOSE HB 2067 introduced on 2/20/2019 and SB 1681 referred to Health & Human Servicecs on 3/14/2019 Requires assisted living facilities to provide flu vaccine information to each resident every year
TX SB 1427 3/15/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 3/14/2019 Removes current protection for informed consent before information is put into the vaccine registry
TX HB 1490 3/14/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Public Health Committee Changes to current law concerning affidavit forms
TX SB 1292 3/12/2019 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 3/7/2019 Mandates Meningitis Vaccines
TX HB 1361/HB 1423 3/3/2019 OPPOSE HB 1361 & HB 1423 referred to House Human Services Committee on 2/27/2019 Requires long-term care facilities to track vaccination status of employees and residents
TX SB 830 3/2/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 3/1/2019 Requires first responders to be vaccinated based on policies adopted by emergency response entities
TX HB 1966/SB 873 3/2/2019 OPPOSE SB 873 was referred to the Health & Human Services Committee on 3/1 Allows child care facilities to provide notice of immunization rates of children attending
TX SB 329 1/11/2019 OPPOSE Filed on 1/10/2019 Requires reporting of vaccine exemptions by individual schools
TX SB 145 11/27/2018 OPPOSE Filed on 11/12/2018 Requires all insurance plans to cover all CDC recommended vaccines without copays/deductibles
UT SB 83 3/3/2019 OPPOSE Returned to Rules Committee on 2/20/2019 because of fiscal impact Grant program for children that requires adherence to the state-approved immunization schedule
VT H.515 3/2/2019 OPPOSE Introduced Allows children 16 and older to consent to vaccination without parental consent
VT H.310 2/24/2019 SUPPORT Introduced 2/21/2019 and referred to the House Committee on Health Care Requires informed consent before vaccines are administered
VT H.311 2/24/2019 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/21/2019 and referred to the House Committee on Health Care Requires the Dept. of Health to submit annual reports regarding adverse reactions to vaccination
VT H 238 2/17/2019 OPPOSE Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 2/14/2019 Eliminates religious belief exemption for vaccine required for school and daycare
WA EHB 1638 4/18/2019 OPPOSE Passed the full Senate on 4/17/2019, going back to House for concurrence Eliminates personal and philosophical exemptions to MMR Vaccination
WA SSB 5523 3/28/2019 OPPOSE Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4/3/2019 Requires managed care organizations to report vaccination numbers of children and adults
WA SB 5841 3/19/2019 OPPOSE Not moving, placed in the Senate X-file Eliminates personal and philosophical exemptions to all mandated vaccines
WA HB 1019/SB 5365 2/24/2019 SUPPORT SB 5365 passed the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care 2/22/19 8:00 am Allows for serologic proof of immunity, requires notification of available titer tests & exemptions
WA HB 1976 2/9/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on 2/8/2019 Restricts vaccines from the immunization program that don't meet certain criteria
WA HB 1275 1/22/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to House Health Care and Wellness Committee 1/17/2019 Establishes a state database to monitor adverse effects of vaccinations in Washington State
WI SB 110/AB 137 4/19/2019 OPPOSE Hearing held on AB 137 on 4/17/2019 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children under 6
WV SB 454 1/29/2019 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Establishes religious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees
WY SF 60 2/28/2019 WATCH Governor signed SF 60 (SEA 51), 2/26/2019 Changes to current Child Protective Custody law in WY
WY SF 55 2/20/2019 OPPOSE 2/19/2019 House postponed indefinitely Allows the state health officer to authorize optometrists to administer vaccines