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Requires physician counseling for conscientious and religious belief exemption

Location: TX
Title: Requires physician counseling for conscientious and religious belief exemption
Identifier: HB 1674
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move forward, died

Description:

UPDATE: HB 1674 failed to move forward and died. 

HB 1674 was introduced on 2/19/2015 and referred to the House Public Health Committee on 3/9/2015.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Howard.  This bill would require any child who declines or delays one or more of the vaccines required for school to receive counseling from a physician. This requirement to get physician counseling also applies to college students who decline the vaccination for bacterial meningitis. 

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/HB01674I.pdf#navpanes=0

 - text of HB 1674

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1674 - status and history for HB 1674