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Prohibits school vaccine requirements for diseases not transferred from person to person

Location: NH
Title: Prohibits school vaccine requirements for diseases not transferred from person to person
Identifier: HB 362
Stance: SUPPORT
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted, Public Act: 137; Effective: 8/15/2017

Description:

UPDATE: 6/20/2017 - HB 362 was signed by the governor and enacted, Public Act: 137; Effective: 8/15/2017. 

UPDATE: 5/4/2017 - HB 362 was enrolled with the amendment defining noncommunicable disease on 5/3/2017.

UPDATE: 3/30/2017 - HB 362 is scheduled for a hearing on 04/06/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:00 pm in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.  

UPDATE: 3/15/2017 - HB 362 passed full House after being amended; referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on 3/14/17.  The amendment to the bill states:

III. Nothing in this section shall require an immunization/vaccination requirement for
diseases that are noncommunicable. "Noncommunicable disease" means a disease that is not
infectious or transmissible from person-to-person.

UPDATE : 3/2/2017 - HB 362 passed House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee on 3/1/2017.

UPDATE: 2/27/2017 - HB 362 is still waiting for action in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee after having a public hearing on 1/24/2017.

UPDATE 1/18/2017: HB 362 is scheduled for a public hearing on 1/24/2017 at 11:00 AM in the LOB room 205. http://www.concordmonitor.com/vaccine-bills-coming-up-7550847 - news article about the bill

HB 362 was introduced on 1/5/2017 and referred to the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee.  This bill is sponsored by Representatives  Fraser, Gould, Murphy and W. Marsh, and Senator Avard.  

This bill would prohibit requiring children be vaccinated for diseases that are noncommunicable in a child care or school setting, including, but not limited to, hepatitis B. The new law would go into effect 60 days after passage. 

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=HB362 - text, status and history