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Restricts use of vaccines containing metal preservatives

Location: MO
Title: Restricts use of vaccines containing metal preservatives
Identifier: HB 331
Stance: WATCH
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Died, failed to move forward

Description:

UPDATE: 6/19/2017 - HB 331 was referred to the House Select Committee on Local, State, Federal Relations and Miscellaneous Business, however no hearings were scheduled.

UPDATE: 4/5/2017 - HB 331 has not had any activity since being introduced. 

UPDATE: 1//5/2017 - the text of HB 331 has been posted - http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/1054h.01i.pdf 

HB 331 was prefiled on 12/27/2016 for the 2017 legislative session that begins on  This bill is sponsored by Rep. Lynn Morris.  This bill would add the following new section 3 to existing law:

3. Beginning August 28, 2018, no vaccine containing mercury or other metal for preservation or other purpose shall be administrated to a child or adult in a public health clinic in Missouri.

Exemptions would apply if if the director finds, and the governor concurs, that an actual or potential public health emergency exists, including an epidemic, outbreak, or  shortage for which there does not exist a sufficient supply of vaccine that complies with subsection 1 or 3. 

http://house.mo.gov/BillContent.aspx?bill=HB331&year=2017&code=R&style=new - status, history and text for HB 331