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Creates the Vaccine Purchasing Act

Location: NM
Title: Creates the Vaccine Purchasing Act
Identifier: SB 121
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Signed by the governor, Public Act 5

Description:

UPDATE: SB 121 was signed by the governor on 3/20/2015 and is now Public Act 5. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20Regular/final/SB0121.pdf - final act 

UPDATE: 3/17/2015 - SB 121 passed the full house on 3/14/2015.

UPDATE: 3/14/2015 - The substitute bill for SB 121 passed the full senate and the House Health Committee.

 - http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0121JUS.pdf - text of substitute

SB 121 was introduced on Jan. 7, 2015.  The bill is currently being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

According to the fiscal note - SB121 was introduced on behalf of the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee and
DOH reports it has strong support from the New Mexico Medical Society, the New Mexico
Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians, the Immunization Practices
Advisory Committee, and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition.

The bill creates “universal” vaccination for all children in the state, a goal with significiant public
health benefits, according to the OSI and DOH. A difficulty has arisen because not all insurers
are voluntarily providing their fair share. This legislation makes such contributions mandatory.

http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20Regular/firs/SB0121.PDF - text of the fiscal note


http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0121.pdf

 - text of SB 121

http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislation.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=121&year=15 - status and history for SB 121