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Requires the health dept. to develop an informational flyer on meningococcal disease

Location: IL
Title: Requires the health dept. to develop an informational flyer on meningococcal disease
Identifier: HB 679
Stance: WATCH
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted 8/25/2017, Public Law 100-0342, Effective 1/1/2018

Description:

UPDATE: 8/29/2017 HB 679 was enacted on 8/25/2017 as Public Law 100-0342 and goes into effect on 1/1/2018.

UPDATE: 6/16/2017 - HB 679 passed both houses on 5/31/2017.

UPDATE: 5/4/2017 - HB 679 passed the Senate Public Health Committee and is on the calendar for 2nd reading.  The bill has not been amended as of 5/4/2017, continue to watch for any amendments.

UPDATE 4/28/2017: HB 679 is scheduled for a hearing  in the Senate Committee on Public Health on 5/2/17.

UPDATE 3/2/2017: HB 679 was referred to the Senate Committee on Assignments on 2/28/17.

UPDATE 2/24/2017: HB 679 passed the full House on 2/23/2017.

UPDATE 2/18/2017: HB 679 passed the House Committee on Human Services on 2/16/2017.

UPDATE 2/9/2017: HB 679 was assigned to the House Committee on Human Services on 2/8/2017.

UPDATE: 7/5/2017 - HB 679 passed and was sent to the governor on 6/27/2017.

HB 679 was introduced on 1/25/2017 and referred to the rules committee.  This bill is sponsored by Rep. Gabel

As introduced this bill amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop an informational brochure relating to meningococcal disease that contains specified information. Provides that the Department shall make the brochure available on its website and shall notify every public institution of higher education in the State of the availability of the brochure. Provides that each public institution of higher education shall provide a copy of the brochure to all students and if the student is under 18 years of age, to the student's parent or guardian.

This bill should be watched for any amendments to require vaccination for meningococcal disease mandatory. 

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=679&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=91&GA=100 - text, status and history