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Mandatory vaccines for all school employees, no religious or conscientious exemptions

Location: TX
Title: Mandatory vaccines for all school employees, no religious or conscientious exemptions
Identifier: SB 1114/ HB 3875
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move out of committee, died

Description:

UPDATE: 5/8/2015 - SB 1114 had a public hearing on 4/23/2015.  The bill failed to move out of the Senate Education Committee and died. 

UPDATE: SB 1114 is scheduled for hearing in the Senate Education Committee 9:00 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015
PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room).

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/schedules/pdf/C5302015042309001.PDF - hearing notice

HB 3875 is identical to SB 1114 and was introduced on 3/13/2015.  HB 3875 is sponsored by Rep. Colman. 

SB 1114 was filed on 3/9/2014 and is sponsored by Senator Sylvia Garcia.  This bill would require each public school in Texas to develop and implement a policy concerning vaccine-preventable diseases.  The policy MUST require each school employee to receive vaccines for the vaccine-preventable diseases specified by the school, specify the vaccines a school employee is required to receive and state the disciplinary actions the public school is authorized to take against a school employee who fails to comply with the policy.

There would be NO religious or conscientious belief exemptions allowed, only very limited medical exemptions based on medical conditions identified as contraindications or precautions by the CDC.

The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to implement the new law.  

http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist6/dist6.htm - legislative page for Senator Sylvia Garcia.

http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=147 - legislative page for Rep. Colman 

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/SB01114I.pdf#navpanes=0 - text for SB 1114

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1114 - status and history for SB 1114

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3875 - text, status and history for HB 3875