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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 HB 184 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Pending 3rd reading by the full House Requires vaccine providers to report to the vaccine tracking system/registry
AL HB 278 2/5/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Health on 2/2/2021 Enacts the My Body, My Choice Vaccination Act, provides for exemptions to mandatory vaccines
AL HB 214 1/30/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled to be introduced and referred to House Committee on Commerce & Small Business on 2/2/2021 Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees based on vaccine status
AZ SB 1430 2/16/2021 SUPPORT Placed on the consent calendar on 2/15/2021 Amends law allowing the governor to mandate vaccination during emergency to encourage
AZ SB 1353 2/16/2021 SUPPORT Placed on the consent calendar on 2/15/2021 Allows antibody test in lieu of rabies vaccination booster
AZ HB 2789 2/9/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education and HHS Committees on 2/8/2021 Requires schools to post vaccination and exemption rates
AZ SB 1648 2/3/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on 2/3/2021 Prohibits requiring COVID -19 Vaccines for employment, entry into public spaces or receipt of goods
AZ SB 1707 2/3/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Education Committee on 2/3/2021 Requires schools to post vaccination and exemption rates
AZ SB 1771 2/2/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/1/2021 Expands current vaccine tracking/registry system to include adults
AZ HB 2065 1/14/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Education, Rules and HHS Committees on 1/14/2021 Eliminates vaccine mandates for school
CA AB 526 2/12/2021 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/11/2021 Allows dentists to independently administer flu and COVID-19 Vaccines to children 3 and older
CT HB 6423 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Hearing held in the Joint Committee on Public Health on 2/16/2021 Eliminates religious exemption, adds school shaming, data collection & review of medical exemptions
CT SB 568 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Hearing held in the Joint Committee on Public Health on 2/16/2021 Eliminates religious belief exemptions for public & private daycare, K-12 and colleges
CT HB 6005 2/1/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health Establishes a task force to evaluate and make recommendations on medical exemptions
CT SB 405 1/26/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/26/2021 Prohibits the state from mandating vaccines approved under emergency use authorization
CT HB 5578 1/26/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/26/2021 Provides for moral and philosophical exemptions to vaccines required for school
CT HB 5401 1/22/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/22/2021 Prohibits State of CT or any employee of the State from Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines
CT HB 5402 1/22/2021 SUPPORT introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 1/22/2021 Prohibits employers from requiring COVID Vaccines/public officials from requiring on public property
DC B23-0171 2/18/2021 OPPOSE Joint Resolutions filed in US Senate and House of Representatives to disapprove Allows minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent
FL HB 241/SB 582 2/26/2021 SUPPORT SB 582 Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 3/2/2021 Establishes the Parents' BIll of Rights Act in Florida State Law (includes exemption disclosure)
FL SB 1022 2/12/2021 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committee on Heath Policy; Children, Families, & Elder Affairs; Rules on 2/10 Requires dept. to set percentage of children in child care facilities to be vaccinated
FL HB 6003 1/18/2021 SUPPORT Referred to committees on 1/15/2021 Removes State Health Officer ability to force vaccination during a declared public health emergency
FL SB 364 1/14/2021 SUPPORT Referred to multiple committees Prevents discrimination based on individuals' vaccination or status of immunity
GA HB 413 2/19/2021 WATCH In House Health and Human Services Committee Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates by Department or Local Health Boards
GA SB 46 2/19/2021 OPPOSE Passed the full Senate by Substitute on 2/18/2021 Forced tracking and expanded ability to administer vaccines resulting from public health emergency
HI HB 1225 2/10/2021 OPPOSE Deferred by the House Health, Human Services and Homelessness Committee on 2/9/2021 Mandatory reporting to vaccine registry for all providers and linking registry to health exchange
HI HB 241 1/22/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/21/2021 Prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status
IA HF 632/SF 477 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the House Health and Human Services Subcommittee on 2/25/2021 Codifies federal law reporting requirements into state law
IA SF 125/HF 631 2/24/2021 SUPPORT HF 631 introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee on 2/23/2021 Requires vaccine information on death investigation forms for children under 3
IA HF 547/HF 169 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Renumbered and placed on the calendar on 2/16/2021 Mandates vaccine providers report to the vaccine registry, imposes penalty for non compliance
IA SF 193 2/17/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Human Resources Sub Committee on 2/16/2021 Prohibits vaccine mandates by employers and discrimination in public accommodation
IA SF 296 2/12/2021 OPPOSE Subcommittee recommended passage and approved renumbering as SF 296 on Allows pharmacists to administer all vaccines, including COVID-19, to children 3 and up
IA HF 330 2/3/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee on 2/2/2021 Establishes a conscientious belief exemption for school, prohibits mandates & discrimination
IA SF 148 1/28/2021 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Education Subcommittee on 1/27/2021 Requires reporting to school district for independent & private students
IA HF 37 1/14/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Education on 1/12/2021 Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
ID HB 140 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Passed the full House on 2/23/2021 with 49 in favor and 21 against Prohibits the state from contracting with companies that discriminate based on vaccination status
ID HB 63 2/1/2021 SUPPORT Referred to Senate Committee Ways & Means on 2/1 Prohibits mandates and forced vaccination
IL SB 256 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 2/24/2021 Mandates vaccine providers report to the vaccine tracking/registry, removes ability to refuse
IL HB 3654 2/24/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Rules Committee on 2/22/2021 Establishes no workman's compensation for COVID-19 injury or death if employee refused vaccine
IL HB 3682 2/23/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to Rules Committee on 2/22/2021 Prohibits an employer from requiring a vaccine that is approved for emergency use
IL HB 1910 2/17/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Rules Committee on 2/17/2021 Establishes a child is not neglected solely based on the parent refusing vaccines
IL HB 347 1/30/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Rules Committee on 1/29/2021 Requires all providers to report to vaccine registry, eliminates ability to exempt from tracking
IN HB 1079 2/12/2021 OPPOSE Passed the full House on 2/8/2021; 96 in favor, 2 against Allows dentists to administer any vaccine to patients any age
IN HB 1229 2/2/2021 WATCH Amended and passed the House Committee on Public Health on 2/1/2021 Requires health facilities to retain signed statement from employees on flu vaccination status
IN SB 74 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Stalled in Committee, Hearing held in the Committee on Pensions and Labor on 1/13/2021, held over Prohibits employers from requiring vaccines as a condition of employment, provides for civil action
IN HB 1488 1/14/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee 1/14/2021 Prohibits an employer from requiring a vaccine that is approved for emergency use
IN HB 1506 1/14/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs on 1/14/2021 Prohibits the Dept. of Child Services from requiring vaccination for adoption and foster care
IN HB 1279 1/9/2021 WATCH To be introduced and referred to the House Committee on Family, Children & Human Affairs 1/14/2021 Prohibits dept. from requiring an applicant to get vaccinated to obtain a foster care license
KS SB 213 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce on 2/25/2021 Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees based on vaccination status
KS SB 212 2/11/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on 2/11/2021 Removes ability of the Sec. of Health to add additional required vaccines for child care & school
KY SB 98 2/6/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on 2/4/2021 Prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who refuse vaccines or requiring vaccines
KY SB 8 2/5/2021 SUPPORT Passed the full Senate on 2/4/2021, to the House next Adds exemptions to vaccination during a emergency, requires Cabinet to make available exemption form
KY SB 117 2/4/2021 WATCH Introduced on 1/13/2021 Allows colleges and health facilities to require vaccines if exemptions are allowed
KY SB 37 2/3/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health & Welfare Committee on 2/2/2021 Prohibits mandatory vaccination and employer vaccine mandates
KY SB 28 1/6/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/5/2021 Adds conscientious belief exemption to vaccination, including during emergency
KY HB 36 1/6/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/5/2021 Prohibits the state from requiring vaccination, removes authority to require vaccination in epidemic
KY HB 101 12/5/2020 WATCH Introduced on 1/5/2021 Prohibits vaccination requirements for college students not in health care service programs
MA HD 3992 2/22/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/19/2021 Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccinations required for school
MA HD 4005 2/22/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/19/2021 Requires Dept. of Public Health to publish COVID-19 Vaccine report on its website
MA HD 1265/SD 1050 2/12/2021 OPPOSE HD 1265 filed on 2/4/2021and SD 1050 filed on 2/12/2021 Allows immunization data in the registry to be given to insurance companies without consent
MD HB 17 1/8/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing on 1/28/2021 Restricts emergency orders, may not include requirement to receive vaccine
ME LD 96 1/28/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on 1/11/2021 Extends grandfather clause given to IEP Students with philosophical/religious exemptions to all
ME LD 156 1/28/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on 1/19/2021 Exempts virtual public charter & private school students from vaccine requirements for school
MI HB 4008 1/27/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Health Policy on on 1/26/2021 Adds additional exemptions for vaccines administered due to a pandemic
MN SF 1589/HF 1583 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to House & Senate Health Committees on 3/1/2021 and 2/25/2021 Prohibits state agencies & local government from requiring vaccines, limits tracking
MN HF 397/SF 1054 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to committees on 1/28/2021 & 2/17/2021 Spends 6 million on contracts with media vendors and community-orgs. to provide info on COVID-19
MN HF 667 2/5/2021 SUPPORT Introduced & referred to House Labor, Industry, Veterans & Military Affairs Finance & Policy Comm Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees based on vaccination status
MN SF 292/HF 452 1/30/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Education Policy Committees Adds religious belief exemption to vaccines required for school
MN HF 261 1/22/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Finance and Policy Committee on 1/21/2021 Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccines from being requiring for school employees and students
MN HF 41 12/22/2020 SUPPORT Died Upon Adjournment Requires written consent for vaccination, prohibits withholding assistance or discrimination
MN HF 40 12/22/2020 SUPPORT Died Upon Adjournment Requires written consent for vaccination, including in emergency, prohibits coercion
MN HF 42 12/22/2020 SUPPORT Died Upon Adjournment Establishes it is an unfair discriminatory practice to discriminate based on vaccination status
MO HB 1144 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/17/2021 Establishes that individuals retain the right to make their own health decisions during emergency
MO HB 1275 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/24/2021 Requires information be given to a patient or parent before vaccines are administered in facilities
MO HB 37 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Re-referred to the House Elementary & Secondary Education Committee on 2/24/2021 Adds conscientious belief exemption, restricts mandates for public schools & makes other changes
MO HB 838 1/16/2021 WATCH Introduced on 1/14/2021 Prohibits state public employers from requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for any public employee
MO SB 322 1/7/2021 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/6/2021, read 2nd time 1/7/2021 Allows dentists to administer vaccines
MO HB 566 1/7/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/6/2021, read 2nd time 1/7/2021 Removes restrictions on school vaccine exemptions/protects employees & students from discrimination
MO HB 628 1/7/2021 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/6/2021, read 2nd time 1/7/2021 Allows Dentists to administer vaccines
MO HB 35 1/7/2021 WATCH Introduced on 1/6/2021, read 2nd time 1/7/2021 Prohibits requiring additional vaccines not currently required by law for school & daycare
MO HB 34 1/7/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/6/2021, read 2nd time 1/7/2021 Requires vaccine information on death certificates of children under 4
MS HB 433 2/3/2021 OPPOSE Died in committee on 2/2 Mandates annual flu vaccines for all school employees, no religious or conscientious exemptions
MS HB 475 2/3/2021 SUPPORT Died in committee on 2/2 Establishes a religious belief exemption to vaccination for schools and childcare
MS HB 719 2/3/2021 SUPPORT Died in committee on 2/2 Prohibits public and private employers from requiring COVID-19 Vaccines as a condition of employment
MT HB 334 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Amended and passed 2nd reading in the House Strengthens medical exemption to vaccination provides privacy protections
MT SB 332 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Passed on 2/24/2021 in Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee Prohibits requiring foster families to undergo vaccination as condition of participating in program
MT HB 415 2/24/2021 WATCH Passed the House Judiciary Committee on 2/23/2021 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status, provides exemptions
MT HB 435 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Judiciary Committee on 2/22/2021 Provides liability limits related to COVID-19
MT SB 368 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Public Safety & Welfare Committee on 2/26/2021 Provides exemptions to vaccination for day-care centers, allows certain day-cares to develop policy
MT SB 132 2/22/2021 WATCH Died, tabled in the House Business and Labor Committee on 2/19/2021 Requires accommodations to employer-mandated vaccinations be uniformly offered
ND HB 1469 2/8/2021 OPPOSE Died in the full House on 2/4/2021 Requires completion of an online education module developed by the health dept. for exemptions
ND HB 1301 2/4/2021 WATCH Died in the full House Prevents an employer from requiring immunization as a condition of obtaining/retaining employment
ND HB 1320 2/2/2021 SUPPORT House Human Services Committee recommended the bill not pass on 2/2/2021 Prohibits making receipt of a vaccine a condition for education, employment, or services.
ND HB 1306 2/2/2021 SUPPORT House Human Services Committee recommended the bill not pass on 2/2/2021 Establishes an interim study on the interrelationship between SIDS, vaccines and ASD in children
ND HB 1307 2/2/2021 SUPPORT House Human Services Committee recommended the bill not pass on 2/2/2021 Enacts new law, places of public accommodation can't refuse service based on vaccine refusal
NE LB 643 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Health and Human Services Committee on 2/4/2021 Establishes it is the right of the citizens to decline vaccination during a declared emergency
NE LB 447 1/28/2021 OPPOSE Hearing scheduled in Health and Human Services Committee on 2/4/2021 Eliminates vaccine exemptions for childcare, requires electronic reporting of vaccine status
NH HB 506 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, 3/8/2021 Provides equal access to public accommodations to individuals who refuse vaccination
NH HB 592 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for an Executive Session on 3/03/2021 Requires pharmaceutical companies to post bond for costs of illness/death from vaccine
NH HB 146 2/19/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on 2/23/2021 Requires providers to give list of ingredients contained in an injectable medication
NH HB 604 2/17/2021 OPPOSE Died, retained by the committee on 2/16/2021 Expands the New Hampshire vaccine association to include adult vaccines.
NH HB 492 2/15/2021 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on 2/16 Requires posting COVID Vaccine data by age, race, town, and eligibility category
NH SB 155 2/14/2021 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing on 2/17/2021 in the Senate Executive Departments & Administration Committee Allows pharmacy techs to administer COVID-19 Vaccines to children 3 & older, codifies rules into law
NH HB 221 1/28/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a public hearing on 2/8 at 10am Requires prior written consent before information is entered into the vaccine registry
NH HB 220 1/28/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a Public Hearing on 2/8 Prohibits discrimination for refusal to accept unwanted medical interventions, including vaccines
NJ S2889/A4832 12/30/2020 OPPOSE A4832 referred to Assembly Health 10/19/2020, S28891r amended and passed out of Committee 10/8/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer COVID Vaccines according to the CDC or FDA & vaccines to children
NJ A5144 12/28/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 12/14/2020 Allows children 14 and older to consent to vaccination without parental consent
NJ A5096 12/28/2020 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 12/10/2020 Restricts mandates for COVID Vaccines, except for health care workers
NJ A4950 11/10/2020 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 11/9/2020 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to any age by standing order
NJ A4659/S2995 10/9/2020 SUPPORT Introduced, A4659 referred to Assembly Health Committee/S2995 to Senate Health 10/8/2020 Prohibits government entity or school from requiring flu vaccines for persons 18 and under
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 A969/S902 8/24/2020 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health & Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee Eliminates religious belief exemptions in NJ
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
NM SB 232 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/24/2021 Adds conscientious belief exemption to vaccines required for school
NM SB 244 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee on 2/19/2021 Allows certified nurse practitioners to provide a certificate of medical exemption to vaccination
NY S5157 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 2/25/2021 Makes the State of NY liable for vaccine injuries caused by mandated vaccines
NY A3192/S3041 2/20/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Health Committees on 1/22/2021 & 1/27/2021 Allows children 14 and older to consent to any vaccination regardless of parental consent
NY S4512 2/6/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Internet and Technology Committee Require social media networks to provide & maintain mechanisms for reporting vaccine misinformation
NY A4007/S2678 2/5/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Health Committees Prohibits review of physicians who write medical exemptions, provides not professional misconduct
NY A4602 2/5/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 2/4/2021 Prohibits mandatory vaccination against coronavirus
NY A4269/S4376 2/4/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committee 2/1 and 2/3 Prohibits mandatory vaccination for coronavirus
NY S3659 1/31/2021 WATCH Filed and referred to Senate Health on 1/30/2021 Exempts private and parochial schools and day care centers from immunization requirements
NY A3250 1/24/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/22/2021 Prohibits flu vaccine mandates for child care and preschool
NY A2240/S45 1/18/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Mandates flu vaccines for children in child care and school
NY A1614/S44 1/18/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Requires reporting number of school vaccine exemptions to health dept. and posting online
NY A2255/S1653 1/18/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Health Committees on 1/14/2021 Requires tracking of health care providers who write medical exemptions
NY A1894 1/18/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/11/2021 Requires use of a standardized medical exemption form
NY A2081 1/18/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/14/2021 Requires COVID-19 Vaccines for LTC residents/employees, exemptions allowed
NY A822/S937 1/5/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees on 1/6/2021 Allows minors to be vaccinated for STDs without parental knowledge or consent
NY A279/S75 1/2/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Assembly and Senate Health Committees Mandatory reporting of adult vaccinations to health dept. & NYC Registry without consent
NY S43 1/2/2021 OPPOSE To be introduced and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on 1/6/2021 Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 9 years and older
NY A416 12/29/2020 OPPOSE Prefiled to be introduced on 1/6/2021 Allows forced quarantine, vaccination and medical treatment during health emergency or epidemic
OK SB 765 2/22/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Business, Commerce & Tourism Committee on 2/25/2021 Prohibits employees from being required to take a vaccine or medication
OK SB 747 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee on 2/18/2021 Prohibits discrimination by health insurers based on vaccination status
OK SB 835 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/19/2021 Prohibits discrimination in public accommodation based on vaccination or immunity status
OK HB 2335 2/11/2021 SUPPORT Passed the House Public Health Committee on 2/10/2021 Prohibits vaccine mandates by governmental entities
OK SB 658 2/9/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Senate Education Committee on 2/9/2021 Requires school districts provide vaccine and exemption information to parents
OK SB 223 2/1/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee on 2/1/2021 Prohibits vaccine mandates by a state entity or political subdivision
OK SB 350 2/1/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee on 2/1/2021 Establishes that no child shall be required to receive a vaccine as a condition for school
OK SB 352 2/1/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the General Government and Transportation Committee on 2/1/2021 Prohibits state entities from compelling a person to undergo medical procedures including vaccines
OK SB 477 2/1/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee on 2/1/2021 Eliminates vaccine mandates for colleges
OK HB 1057 1/14/2021 SUPPORT To be introduced on 2/1/2021 Prohibits requiring any vaccine as a condition of employment
OK Amending Chapter 535. Immunizations Regulations 1/10/2021 SUPPORT Public hearing on 1/14/2021, comment period through Jan. 14, 2021 Removes rule requiring health dept. education for religious or personal vaccine exemptions
OR SB 799 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/25/2021 Prohibits school districts from requiring disclosure of medical history to be able to attend school
OR HB 3211 2/24/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/23/2021 Prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation & education based on medical history
OR SB 771 2/23/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Committee on Labor and Business on 2/22/2021 Establishes it's unlawful employment practice to refuse to hire or fire based on vaccination status
OR HB 2359 2/23/2021 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Health Care on 3/2/2021 Requires health care interpreters to be registered, mandates all recommended vaccines
OR SB 451 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness on 1/19/2021 Establishes it is an unlawful employment practice to require medical staff to be vaccinated
OR HB 2591 2/18/2021 OPPOSE Referred to Health Care with subsequent referral to Ways and Means on 1/19/2021 Expands grant program to include school based mobile units that provide vaccinations
OR SB 505, SB 454, HB 2752 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Referred to House Health and Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness 0n 1/19/2021 Requires information be given to patient or parent before administration of a vaccine
OR HB 2751/SB 663 2/12/2021 SUPPORT HB 2751 hearing on 2/22/2021; SB 663 hearing on 2/18/2021 Requires parent/guardian consent before a child in protective custody can be vaccinated
OR SB 254 1/20/2020 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness on 1/19/2021 Eliminates non medical exemptions, adds board review of medical exemptions,restricts non vaccinated
PA HB 262 2/9/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Labor and Industry on 2/25/2021 Provides for the right of employees to refuse medical test or vaccination required by employers
PA HB 261 1/26/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/26/2021 Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccine requirements
PA HB 182 1/18/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/15/2021 Requires school districts to post vaccination rates on their web sites
PA HB 2973 11/24/2020 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/19/2020 and referred to the House Health Committee Alternative vaccine schedule by providers if child is given at least one vaccine a year
RI H 5989 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 2/26/2021 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
RI H 5706 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health & Human Services Committee on 2/24/2021 Requires parents be notified of exemptions to vaccinations on any forms issued
RI H 5443 2/11/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 2/10/2021 Adds personal and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination for school in RI
SC H 3126 1/25/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on 1/12/2021 Provides that is it unlawful for SC to accept federal funds for an unlawful vaccine mandate
SC HB 3526 1/14/2021 SUPPORT Referred to the House Judiciary Committee Removes current law regarding vaccination during a public health emergency
SC HB 3511 1/5/2021 SUPPORT Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 12/16/2020 Enacts new law making vaccines offered during pandemic or mass vaccination project voluntary
SC HB 3217 1/5/2021 SUPPORT Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 12/9/2020 Opt-out for pandemic vaccines, prohibits interference in practitioner/patient prescribing
SD HB 1159 2/11/2021 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of House Health and Human Services Committee Protects the right to bodily integrity, prohibits discrimination or retaliation
SD HB 1097 2/7/2021 SUPPORT deferred to the 41st legislative day in Health & Human Services on 2/3/2021 Adds philosophical belief exemptions to vaccines required for school, early childcare & college
TN HB 10/SB 07 2/26/2021 SUPPORT HB 10 hearing in House Health Subcommittee 3/2/2021, SB 07 action deferred to 3/10 Removes restriction on medical and religious exemptions during an epidemic
TN HB 1494 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/24/2021 Allows citizens to refuse vaccines or medical treatment for any reason
TN HB 1547/SB 1337 2/25/2021 SUPPORT HB 1547 introduced 2/25, SB 1337 referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/22/2021 Prohibits dept. from requiring vaccines as a condition of adopting or fostering a child
TN HB 1421/SB 1313 2/24/2021 SUPPORT HB 1421 introduced 2/23/2021, SB 1313 referred to the Senate Education Committee on 2/22/2021 Prohibits schools from requiring COVID -19 Vaccines for school
TN SB 1175/HB 1403 2/23/2021 SUPPORT Filed on 2/11/2021 and 2/22/2021 Requires school to provide exemption information when communicating vaccine requirements
TN SB 320/HB 794 2/22/2021 SUPPORT HB 794 referred to subcommittee, SB 320 referred to the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Adds medical treatment to current law prohibiting discriminatory practice in public places
TN SB 187/HB 13 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Scheduled Hearing in the Health Subcommittee on 2/23/2012 Prohibits government entities from forcing/requiring/coercing a person to receive COVID-19 Vaccines
TN SB 564/HB 1269 2/12/2021 SUPPORT Filed on 2/8/2021 and 2/11/2021 Creates civil cause of action for discrimination based on COVID-19 Vaccination status
TN HB 1215/SB 1320 2/12/2021 SUPPORT Filed for introduction on 2/11/2021 Requires legislative approval before Commissioner can require additional vaccines for school
TN HB 1147/SB 1308 2/11/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/10 and 2/11/2021 Prohibits employers from mandating COVID-19 Vaccines & taking adverse action against employee
TN SB 186/HB 172 1/16/2021 WATCH Introduced on 1/15/2021 and 1/13/2021 Prevents state/local government from mandating vaccines for government employees
TX HB 2312 2/26/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/25/2021 Creates a long-term care vaccine tracking system
TX HB 2316 2/26/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/25/2021 Creates a COVID -19 Vaccine public awareness campaign
TX SB 636 2/10/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 2/9/2021 Requires reporting of vaccine exemptions by schools, school districts and the Dept. of Health
TX HB 1687 2/9/2021 SUPPORT Filed on 2/8/2021 Prohibits discrimination based on COVID-19 Vaccination status by employers, labor orgs. and agencies
TX HB 677 1/31/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 11/20/2021 Allows pharmacists to administer any authorized vaccine to children 3
TX HB 1221 1/31/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 1/20/2021 Requires long term care to set vaccine mandates
TX SB 468 1/31/2021 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/26/2021 Removes current protection for informed consent before information is put into the vaccine registry
TX HB 678 1/14/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 11/30/2020 for 2021 legislative session Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 3 and older without a doctor relationship
TX HB 591/SB 138 1/14/2021 OPPOSE Introduced 11/9/2020 for the 2021 legislative session Mandates meningitis vaccines for students
TX HB 516 1/14/2021 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/10/2020 for the 2021 legislative session Mandates meningitis vaccines for students
TX HB 495 1/14/2021 OPPOSE Filed on 11/10/2020 for 2021 legislative session Allows childcare facilities to provide notice of immunization rates
TX HB 325 11/10/2020 OPPOSE Filed on 11/9/2020 Removes current protection for informed consent before information is put into the vaccine registry
TX SB 138 11/10/2020 OPPOSE Filed on 11/9/2020 Mandates additional meningitis vaccines
US S.1619/HR 133 12/22/2020 OPPOSE S.1619 language rolled into HR 133 on 12/21/2020 Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act
US H.R. 2862 12/18/2020 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 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. 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
UT HB 233 2/27/2021 SUPPORT Passed the Senate Education Committee on 2/26/2021 Ensures vaccine exemptions for college, prohibits requiring students with exemptions to remote only
UT HB 308 2/27/2021 WATCH Passed the Senate Business & Labor Committee on 2/26/2021 Prohibits government entities from requiring emergency use COVID-19 Vaccines
UT SB 208 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Amended, passed committee on 2/23/2021 and 2nd reading on 2/26/2021 Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to receive a vaccine
UT HB 384 2/19/2021 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/18/2021 Prohibits public places from requiring a person disclose vaccination status for service
UT HB 117 2/13/2021 OPPOSE Hearing held on 2/12/2021, Substitute #4 offered Requires vaccine providers to report to tracking system USIIS, gives rule making authority to dept.
VA HB 2061 2/24/2021 OPPOSE Passed the full Senate on 2/22/2021 Requires all vaccine providers to report to the Virginia Immunization Information System
VA SB 1451 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Passed by Indefinitely by the Committee on General Laws and Technology on 1/27/2021 Prevents any state property from denying access to properties based on COVID-19 Vaccination status
VA HB 2336 2/2/2021 WATCH Tabled in the House Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee on 1/28/2021 Prohibits mandates of vaccines not FDA-approved
VA HB 2268 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Tabled in the House Health Welfare and Institutions Committee on 1/28/2021 Provides for religious exemption to vaccines required during declared emergency or epidemic
VA SB 1449 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Passed by Indefinitely by the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology on 1/27/2021 Prohibits employment discrimination over COVID-19 Vaccination /restricts mandates
VA HB 2242 2/2/2021 SUPPORT Tabled in the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on 1/28/2021 Prohibits the State from mandating COVID Vaccines, prohibits discrimination based on vaccine status
VA SB 1117 1/20/2021 SUPPORT Died in the Senate Education & Health Subcommittee Allows religious exemptions to vaccination for school students during emergency or epidemic
VA SB 1116 1/20/2021 SUPPORT Died in the Senate Education & Health Subcommittee Allows religious exemptions for students and individuals during an emergency or epidemic
VT H.322 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Human Services Committee on 2/24/2021 Adds conscientious belief exemption to vaccines required for school
VT H.323 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced Requires the dept. to submit annual report on vaccine adverse reactions to health committees
VT H.283 2/19/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Human Resources on 2/18/2021 Prohibits interference with an individual’s rights to bodily autonomy
VT H.148 1/29/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary on 1/28/2021 Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccinations required for school and childcare
VT H.43 1/8/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Healthcare on 1/7/2021 Allows minors 16 and older to consent to vaccination without parental consent
WA SB 5151 2/18/2021 OPPOSE Passed the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2/17/2021 at 4PM Requires outdoor nature-based child care provider employees and volunteers to have MMR Vaccine
WA HB 1305 1/20/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Care and Wellness Committee Protects individual rights to make health decisions, including vaccination
WA SB 5144 1/12/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee on 1/12/2021 Prohibits employers, schools/ university, transportation providers from requiring COVID Vaccines
WA HB 1065 1/12/2021 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on 1/11/2021 Prevents government/private entities from requiring epidemic vaccines unless several conditions met
WA HB 1006 1/12/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on 1/11/2021 Allows Washington residents to decline immunization or vaccination based on religion or conscience
WI SB 150 2/25/2021 SUPPORT Introduced & referred to Senate Committee Government Operations, Legal Review & Consumer Protection Requires mail containing vaccine status be enclosed and sealed so no info is visible
WI SB 5/AB 25 1/30/2021 SUPPORT SB 5 Passed Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families 1/21/2021 Prohibits employers from mandating COVID-19 Vaccines as a condition of employment
WI SB 4/AB 23 1/30/2021 SUPPORT SB 4 Passed the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families 1/15/2021 Prohibits Dept. of Health and local health officials from mandating COVID-19 Vaccines
WI AB 12 1/26/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on State Affairs on 1/25/2021 Prohibits certain actions by the Dept. of Health Services related to the immunization program
WV HB 2783 2/26/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health & Human Services Committee on 2/26/2021 Allows physicians to write medical exemption statements, removes commissioner authority
WV HB 2660 2/24/2021 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Health and Human Resources Committee on 2/23/2021 Requires health care facilities to adopt policies requiring vaccines with no religious exemptions
WV SB 406 2/23/2021 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/23/2021 Removes Hepatitis B from the list of vaccines required for school
WY SF 94 2/18/2021 SUPPORT Received for introduction on 2/17/2021 Prohibits government entities & public employees from requiring COVID-19 & Flu Vaccines