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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.  

With your registration information, we are able to calculate exactly who your elected officials are and display direct links to connect you to them on your personal view of your state team page.  This also allows us to reach you by email with a dedicated alert for your state when action on a bill is critical.  Registration information is kept confidential within NVIC.

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Advocacy Guide

Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law: A Guide

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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Bills to Watch



State Bill
Number
Date
Posted
Position Status Title
AR HB 1043 1/12/2017 OPPOSE Withdrawn by the sponsor on 1/11/2017 Eliminates religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination
IA HF 7 1/18/2017 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Human Resources Committee 1/17/2017 Adds a personal conviction exemption to vaccination
IN SB 51 1/17/2017 OPPOSE Scheduled for a hearing in the Committee on Health and Provider Services, 1/18 Adds new vaccines that pharmacists can administer to children without consent in an emergency
IN SB 339 1/12/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services Mandates meningitis vaccine for college students
IN HB 1069 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/4/17 and referred to the House Committee on Public Health Mandates meningitis vaccines for college students
IN SB 133 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Referred to Committee on Health & Provider Services, first reading on 1/4 Vaccine mandates for hospital workers
KS HB 2030 1/18/2017 OPPOSE Scheduled for hearing on 1/23/17 and final action on 1/26/2017 Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to children 6 years or older
KY HB 147 1/7/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/5/2017 Vaccine mandates for college students
KY SB 101 1/7/2017 WATCH Introduced on 1/5/17, referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee on 1/7/17 Expands current law allowing pharmacist to administer vaccines to children to include 9 to 17 years
MN HF 96/SF 143 1/16/2017 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services Reform & Senate Health and Human Services Changes conscientious belief exemption to personal belief exemption, requires physician statement
MO SB 117 1/16/2017 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee on 1/10/17, Hearing scheduled on 1/18/17 Mandates flu vaccines for employees and volunteers of health services facilities
MO HB 331 1/5/2017 WATCH Introduced 1/4/2017 Restricts use of vaccines containing metal preservatives
MO HB 332 1/5/2017 WATCH Introduced 1/4/2017 Restricts the use of vaccines containing foreign human DNA
MS HB 88 1/5/2017 SUPPORT Introduced 1/3/2017 and referred to House Public Health and Human Services Committee Establishes the right of adults to determine whether to receive any vaccine, provides protections
MT HB 177 1/11/2017 WATCH Referred to House Committee on Human Services, Hearing on 1/16/17 Adds pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the list of vaccines pharmacists can administer
NE LB267 1/18/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/11/17, Referred to Health and Human Services Committee on 1/13/17 Requires nursing facilities to offer employees and residents flu vaccines unless contraindicated
NH HB 361 1/18/2017 SUPPORT Referred to the House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, Hearing on 1/24/17 Removes the authority of the health dept. commissioner to adopt rules on child vaccines
NH HB 362 1/18/2017 SUPPORT Referred to the House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, Hearing on 1/24/17 Prohibits school vaccine requirements for diseases noncommunicable in schools including hepatitis b
NJ A169 1/5/2017 WATCH Introduced on 1/27/2016 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Makes changes to exemptions to vaccination
NJ A2647 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Introduced and sent to the Health and Human Services Committee Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12
NJ A520 1/5/2017 SUPPORT Introduced 1/27/2016 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Exempts children under 6 from hepatitis b vaccine requirement if the mother tests negative
NY S52, A1810 1/16/2017 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate and Assembly Health Committee Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY A680 1/16/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health Detention of individuals and groups posing a public health threat
NY A1230 1/12/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/11/17 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health Mandate flu vaccine for children attending daycare
NY A439 1/12/2017 OPPOSE Introduced 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health Expands forced detainment and treatment to include vaccine preventable diseases
NY A738 1/11/2017 OPPOSE Introduced 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health Mandate vaccines for employees working in children's camps
NY A933 1/11/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health Mandate HPV Vaccine
NY S1043 1/7/2017 WATCH Introduced on 1/6/2017 and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee Allows pharmacy interns to administer vaccines
NY S163 1/5/2017 SUPPORT Introduced 1/4/2017 and referred to Senate Health Committee Strengthens and expands existing medical exemptions to vaccination
NY S570 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee on 1/4/2017 Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 9 years and older
NY S601 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/4/2017 and referred to Senate Health Committee Requires a mandatory protocol be established for all children's religious belief exemptions
NY S132 1/4/2017 OPPOSE Prefiled and referred to Senate Health 1/4/2017 Mandates HPV Vaccine
NY S44 12/29/2016 OPPOSE Prefiled and referred to the Senate Health Committee 1/4/2017 Makes changes to existing law concerning reporting of adult vaccines
OK SB 83 1/5/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/4/2017, first reading 2/6/2017 Eliminates conscientious and religious belief exemptions to vaccination
OR SB 579 1/17/2017 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/9/17; Referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on 1/17/17 New informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines to children
OR SB 580 1/17/2017 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/9/17; Referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on 1/17/17 Require vaccine providers to inform parents of vaccines required for school and of exemptions
OR SB 274 1/17/2017 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/9/17; Referred to Senate Committee on Education on 1/17/17 New mandates for colleges concerning vaccines
PA SB 696 new draft pending 1/16/2017 OPPOSE Co-Sponsorship Memo issued 1/9/2017 Eliminate exemptions for strong moral and ethical convictions
SD HB 1043 1/18/2017 OPPOSE Hearing scheduled for 1/19/2017 in Committee on Health and Human Services Allows Pharmacists to administer vaccines, sets up new board to adopt rules pertaining to vaccines
TX HB 1070 1/18/2017 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/17/17 Prohibits health care providers from refusing to treat patients who refuse vaccination
TX HB 1029 1/17/2017 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/13/2017 Adds additional informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines
TX SB 431 1/11/2017 WATCH Introduced 1/6/2017 Allows advanced practice registered nurses to sign medical exemptions
TX HB 241 11/15/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 RESTRICTS conscientious/religious exemptions, requires health care practitioner counselling
TX HB 243 11/15/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry
TX SB 54 11/15/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry
TX HB 107 11/14/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 REQUIRES the health dept. to produce an annual report on HPV Vaccine statistics for every TX county
TX HB 126 11/14/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 Restricts conscientious/religious exemptions, requires completion of education module and adds fee
TX HB 97 11/14/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 ELIMINATES parental consent by allowing child consent to HPV vaccine as cancer prevention treatment
TX HB 120 11/14/2016 OPPOSE Introduced on 11/14/2016 Removes conscientious and religious belief exemption language, replaces with non-medical
US HR 6/HR 34 12/14/2016 OPPOSE Signed by Pres. Obama on 12/13/16 The 21st Century Cures Act
VA SB 1028 1/15/2017 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Committee on Education and Health, hearing scheduled on 1/12/2017 Require posting of immunization rates by schools
VA HB 1533 12/17/2016 OPPOSE Referred to House Committee on Health, Welfare & Institutions, assigned to subcommittee 1 on 1/16/17 Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade

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