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Mandates all college students living in on-campus housing be vaccinated for meningococcal disease

Location: TN
Title: Mandates all college students living in on-campus housing be vaccinated for meningococcal disease
Identifier: HB 458/SB 513
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move forward, died

Description:

UPDATE: Neither of these bills had any movement after being introduced and they died. 

HB 458 and SB 513 were introduced on 2/10/2015. 

HB 458 is sponsored by Representative Tilman Goins - http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/H10.html 

SB 513 is sponsored by Senator Steven Dickerson - http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/S20.html 


(1) New incoming students at any public institution of higher learning in this state who live in on-campus student housing shall be required to produce proof of adequate immunization against meningococcal disease as recommended for adults in the current advisory committee on immunization practices “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule” published by the centers for disease control and prevention.
(2) Nonresidential students are encouraged to obtain the immunizations required under subdivision (b)(1), but shall not be required to show proof of such immunizations for admission.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015, the public welfare requiring it.


 - text of HB 458

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0458 - status and history for HB 458

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=%20SB0513&GA=109 - status and history for SB 513