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REMOVES conscientious and religious belief exemption language, replaces with non-medical

Location: TX
Title: REMOVES conscientious and religious belief exemption language, replaces with non-medical
Identifier: HB 120
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017

Description:

UPDATE 5/28/2017: HB 120 died after the bill failed to gather enough to support to have a hearing.
UPDATE 2/15/2017: HB 120 was referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017.

HB 120 was introduced on 11/14/2016 and is sponsored by Rep. Sarah Davis.  This bill would remove the current language in state law that allows for exemptions to required vaccinations for school for reasons conscientious and religious belief and would replace it with non-medical reasons.  

For more information on the importance of protecting religious freedom and the religious belief exemptions in state law watch Barbara Loe Fisher's testimony given in the Virginia Legislature here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzAxnmmU1UU  



http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HB120 - text, status and history for HB 120