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134 VACCINE BILLS IN 35 STATES IN FIRST 7 WEEKS OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION - FEBRUARY 24, 2017

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Dear NVIC Advocacy Team Members,

We are not even a full two months into the 2017 legislative sessions, and our NVIC Advocacy Team is tracking 134 vaccine related bills across 35 states on the NVIC Advocacy Portal

We have added 31 new bills since our last update 2 weeks ago and 8 of these new bills are in 5 states appearing for the first time: MD, NV, UT, VT, and WV.  

If you live in one of the following states, there are bills filed that can affect your rights: AR, AZ, CT, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, and WV. 

The following states are priority opposition alert state as they now have bills to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions: AR(withdrawn), CT, IA, MN, NY, OK, PA, TX and UT.

The following states are priority support alert states as they now have bills to add or expand vaccine exemptions: HI, IA, ID, MS (died), NJ, NY, OK, RI, TN, TX, WA, and WV.  If you are in WV, a bill was just filed last week to expand vaccine exemptions and your calls are needed on Monday to get the bill set for a hearing.   

If you are in any of the following states, beware that there are bills filed to expand vaccine tracking or eliminate OPT-IN Consent for vaccine tracking and that these need to be opposed: CT, ID, KS, MA, MT, NY, TX and UT.

There are school shaming bills filed to require and normalize the public disclosure of vaccination and exemption rates in the following states: AZ, CT, NV, NY, OK, TX, UT, and VA (withdrawn).  These bills need to be opposed as states that already do this have experienced increased media hostility towards schools or districts with lower vaccination or higher exemption rates.  This instigates community driven discrimination and bullying of vaccine selective families.

If you are in CT, TX, or UT, there are discriminatory and presumptuous bills that need to be opposed that mandate families utilizing vaccine exemptions participate in state required vaccine education.  Just because a family takes an exemption, doesn’t mean they are lacking vaccine education. Conversely, just because a family vaccinates with everything, doesn’t mean they are educated yet no vaccine education is required of those blindly following recommendations.

BILLS THAT NEED YOUR ACTION IN 35 STATES

There are 134 bills filed that need your support or opposition! PLEASE LOG IN TO http://NVICAdvocacy.org for more detailed information including links to the bills themselves.  Please understand that we are analyzing bills and updating the NVIC Advocacy Portal multiple times a day and this information changes daily so log in often.  Use this resource to find out what is going on in your state and what you can do to help.

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Here is a breakdown of the types of bills filed that we are tracking as of 2/24/17. Please note NVIC is opposed to the types of bills highlighted in red text and we support the types of bills in green text.

EXEMPTIONS AND INFORMED CONSENT

Restricting Vaccine Exemptions

CT, IA, MN, NY, OK, TX, UT

Eliminating Vaccine Exemptions

AR, NY, OK, PA

School Shaming and Exemption Disclosure

AZ, CT, NV, NY, OK, TX, UT, VA

Expand Vaccine Exemptions

HI, IA, ID, MS, NJ, NY, OK, RI, TN, TX, WA, WV

Protecting Vaccine Delay and Refusal from Child Abuse Claims

OR

Add to Who Can Sign Medical Exemptions

TX

Prohibit Docs from Throwing Exempting Patients out 

TX

Forced Detention and Treatment on Suspicion of Vaccine Preventable Disease

NY

Expand Vaccine Informed Consent

OR, TX, WA

Granting Minor Children Consent Authority for Certain Vaccines Without Parents

MN, NY, TX

Granting School Nurses Vaccine Consent Authority for Homeless Children

WA

MANDATES

Adds New Vaccine Mandates

CT, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MO, MT, NJ, NY, OR, VA

Restricting Vaccine Mandates

MS, NH, NJ, OR

Prevents Vaccine Mandates for Adults

MS

Requires Children of Foster Parents to be Vaccinated with no exemptions

AZ

 VACCINE TRACKING AND REPORTING

Eliminates OPT-IN Consent for Vaccine Tracking

MT, TX

Expands Vaccine Tracking

CT, ID, KS, MA, MT, NY, TX, UT

Requires Tracking of Parental Refusal of Vaccines

MD

Requires Reports of Vaccine Reactions to Leg

VT

Adds OPT-OUT on Forced Inclusion Vaccine Tracking System

MA

Alters Vaccine Board Positions

ME

Requires Public Schools to Conduct Health Visits to Private School Students

IA

VACCINES

Prohibits Certain Ingredients in Vaccines

MO

Requires Vaccine Promotion/Marketing

GA, IL, MD, NE, OR, TN, TX

Permits Pharmacists Administer More Vaccines

HI, IN, KS, KY, MD, MT, NY, SD

Expands Vaccine/Public Health Programs

WA

INDIVIDUAL BILLS WE ARE TRACKING AS OF 2/24/17 (note you must be registered and logged in to see the specific information about the bills in your state).  Bills highlighted below in red are moving at this time and NVIC is opposed to their passage.  Please read the bill and contact your state legislators to voice your concerns.

State

Bill



Number

Date



Posted

Position

Status

Title

AR

SB 301

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the Senate; passed house committees on 2/23/17

Allows the health dept. to share personal information in the immunization registry

AR

HB 1043

1/12/2017

OPPOSE

Withdrawn by the sponsor on 1/11/2017

Eliminates religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination

AZ

SB 1509

2/3/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the Senate Committees on Education and Rules on 2/1/2017

Requires public and charter schools to post vaccination rates on their website

AZ

SB 1268

1/25/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Committees Rules and HHS

Requires parents to have their natural born children vaccinated in order to be a foster parent

CT

SB 439

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing held in the Joint Committee on Public Health 2/22/17

Expands the vaccine registry/tracking system to include up to age 18, require reports

CT

HB 7059

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing held in Joint Committee on Children, Tues., 2/21

Requires parents using a religious belief exemption to participate in a state education program

CT

SB 840

2/23/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing held in the Joint Committee on Public Health, Wed. 2/22/17

Requires the Dept. of Public Health to release annual immunization rates of all schools

CT

HB 6971

1/25/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the Joint Committee on Health 1/26/2017

Requires state mandated education in order to use a religious belief exemption to vaccination

CT

HB 6485

1/24/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/23/2017 and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health

Expand the current vaccine registry/tracking system to include all children up to age 18

CT

HB 6700

1/24/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health 1/24/2017

Mandates annual flu vaccines for child care providers

CT

HB 6016

1/21/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/19/17 and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health

Provides local health directors with real-time access to the immunization registry/tracking system

CT

HB 7172

2/23/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the Joint Public Health Committee 2/23/2017

Mandates meningitis vaccines for 12th grade students

GA

HB 198

2/18/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the full House on 2/16/2017

Requires school districts to provide information about flu vaccines

HI

HB 676

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 3/1/17

Allows pharmacists to administer HPV Vaccine to children

HI

HB 779

1/26/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to House Committees on Health and Judiciary on 1/25/17

Establishes a philosophical belief exemption to vaccination, allows for in house quarantine

IA

SF 138/HF 268

2/12/2017

OPPOSE

SF 138 to Senate Education Subcommittee 1/27, HF 268 to House Education Committee 2/9

Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction

IA

HF 261

2/10/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/9/2017 assigned to sub committee

Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination in Iowa

IA

HF 7

2/8/2017

SUPPORT

Passed subcommittee, failed to move out of full committee

Adds a personal conviction exemption to vaccination

IA

SF 116

1/25/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/24/17 and referred to the Senate Human Resources Committee

Requires the signature of a religious leader for a religious belief exemption to vaccination

ID

HB 91

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Died on 3rd reading in the House

Expands the Idaho Immunization Information System/vaccine tracking system

ID

SB 1081

2/22/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the full Senate on 2/21/2017

Extends the Idaho Assessment Board for two more years

ID

SB 1050

2/9/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to the Senate Committee on Health & Welfare on 2/8/17

Clarifies parents can submit their own statement of exemption for religious or other grounds

IL

HB 679

2/24/2017

WATCH

Passed the full House on 2/23/2017

Requires the health dept. to develop an informational flyer on meningococcal disease

IL

SB 2043

2/23/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/10/2017 and referred to Assignments

Requires the addition of males to HPV Vaccine programs and required information

IL

SB 741

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing scheduled for 2/15/17 in the Senate Committee on Public Health postponed

Mandates flu vaccines for health care personnel

IN

HB 1540

2/22/2017

OPPOSE

Passed House Public Health Committee and 2nd reading

Expands authority of pharmacists to administer vaccines via standing orders issued by the state

IN

HB 1069

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Passed full House on 1/31/2017, referred to Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services

Mandates meningitis vaccines for college students

IN

SB 51

1/30/2017

OPPOSE

Passed full Senate on 1/30/17, to be considered in the House next

Adds new vaccines that pharmacists can administer to children without consent in an emergency

IN

SB 339

1/12/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services

Mandates meningitis vaccine for college students

IN

SB 133

1/5/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to Committee on Health & Provider Services, first reading on 1/4

Mandates vaccines for hospital workers

KS

HB 2205

2/24/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the full House on 2/23/17

Mandates Meningitis Vaccines

KS

HB 2121

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Passed full House; referred to Senate Committee on Public Health & Welfare 2/21/17

Requires all vaccines administered to be reported to the vaccine registry/tracking system

KS

HB 2030

2/16/2017

OPPOSE

Passed full House on 2/14/17; referred to Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on 2/15/17

Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to children 6 years or older

KY

SB 101

2/24/2017

WATCH

Passed the full Senate on 2/22/17

Expands current law allowing pharmacist to administer vaccines to children to include 9 to 17 years

KY

HB 147

2/9/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the House Committee on Health & Family Services on 2/9/17

Mandates vaccines for college students

MA

H.1179

2/24/2017

WATCH

Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health on 2/23/2017

Allows parents and individuals to opt-out of the vaccine tracking system

MA

SD 1509

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Filed on 1/20/2017

Expands the current vaccine registry/tracking system to include vision screening

MD

HB 1262

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Scheduled for a hearing in the House Health and Government Operations Committee, 3/9/2017

Expands existing law that allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to include children 5 and up

MD

HB 1481

2/16/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing scheduled in the House Health and Government Operations Committee 3/10/2017

Requires all primary care providers to push all vaccines to adolescents, document parental refusal

ME

LD 272/HP 205

2/9/2017

OPPOSE

LD 272 was withdrawn on 2/8/17

Mandates Meningitis Vaccine for 11 to 20 year olds

ME

LD 456/HP 323

2/7/2017

WATCH

Introduced and Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development 2/7/2017

Allows pharmacists to administer all ACIP recommended vaccines to children 11 and older

ME

LD 161/HP 119

1/21/2017

WATCH

Introduced and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services 1/19/17

Removes the Secretary of State from the Maine Vaccine Board

MN

SF 1129

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee on 2/20/2017

Allows minors to consent to HPV Vaccine

MN

HF 96/SF 143

1/16/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to House Health & Human Services Reform & Senate Health and Human Services

Changes conscientious belief exemption to personal belief exemption, requires physician statement

MO

SB 117

2/1/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee on 1/18/17

Mandates flu vaccines for employees and volunteers of health services facilities

MO

HB 332

1/5/2017

WATCH

Introduced 1/4/2017

Restricts the use of vaccines containing foreign human DNA

MO

HB 331

1/5/2017

WATCH

Introduced 1/4/2017

Restricts use of vaccines containing metal preservatives

MS

HB 1439

2/1/2017

SUPPORT

Died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination

MS

HB 88

2/1/2017

SUPPORT

Died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Establishes the right of adults to determine whether to receive any vaccine, provides protections

MS

SB 2636/HB 1457

2/1/2017

SUPPORT

HB 14 57 died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Provides for religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination

MS

HB 1068

2/1/2017

SUPPORT

Died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Eliminates the requirement that hospitals administer hepatitis b vaccine to newborns

MS

HB 1456

2/1/2017

SUPPORT

Died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Expands and protects medical exemptions to vaccination in MS

MT

HB 293

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Hearing held on 2/1/2017, audio available, currently tabled in committee

Changes vaccine registry/tracking system from opt-in to opt-out

MT

HB 177

2/16/2017

OPPOSE

Passed full House and Senate, Returned to House on 2/15/2017

Adds pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the list of vaccines pharmacists can administer

NE

LB267

1/18/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/11/17, Referred to Health and Human Services Committee on 1/13/17

Requires nursing facilities to offer employees and residents flu vaccines unless contraindicated

NH

HB 361

2/16/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, Executive Session on 2/22/17

Removes the authority of the health dept. commissioner to adopt rules on child vaccines

NH

HB 362

1/18/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to the House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee, Hearing on 1/24/17

Prohibits school vaccine requirements for diseases noncommunicable in schools including hepatitis b

NJ

A4009/S3010

2/12/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

Mandates residential college students receive meningitis vaccines according to ACIP recommendation

NJ

A169

1/5/2017

WATCH

Introduced on 1/27/2016 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving

Makes changes to exemptions to vaccination

NJ

A520

1/5/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced 1/27/2016 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

Exempts children under 6 from hepatitis b vaccine requirement if the mother tests negative

NJ

A2647

1/5/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and sent to the Health and Human Services Committee

Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12

NV

AB 200

2/22/2017

OPPOSE

Scheduled for a hearing in Assembly Health and Human Services Committee 2/24/2017

Requires parents be informed if any child in the school has an exemption to vaccination

NY

A2469

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/20/2017 and referred to the Assembly Health Committee

Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent

NY

S2955/A3912

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the House and Senate Education Committees

Requires school district reporting vaccine exemptions by school to Education Department for public

NY

S3941/A3899

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/30/17 and referred to Health Committees

Adds lead blood testing data to the vaccine registry/tracking system

NY

S3546

1/25/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the Senate Health Committee on 1/24/2017

Requires a physician signature for a religious belief exemption to vaccination

NY

S52, A1810

1/16/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the Senate and Assembly Health Committee

Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination

NY

A680

1/16/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health

Allows detention of individuals and groups posing a public health threat

NY

A439

1/12/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health

Expands forced detainment and treatment to include vaccine preventable diseases

NY

A1230

1/12/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/11/17 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health

Mandates flu vaccine for children attending daycare

NY

A933

1/11/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health

Mandates HPV Vaccine

NY

A738

1/11/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced 1/9/2017 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Health

Mandates vaccines for employees working in children's camps

NY

S1043

1/7/2017

WATCH

Introduced on 1/6/2017 and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee

Allows pharmacy interns to administer vaccines

NY

S163

1/5/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced 1/4/2017 and referred to Senate Health Committee

Strengthens and expands existing medical exemptions to vaccination

NY

S570

1/5/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee on 1/4/2017

Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 9 years and older

NY

S601

1/5/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/4/2017 and referred to Senate Health Committee

Requires a mandatory protocol be established for all children's religious belief exemptions

NY

S132

1/4/2017

OPPOSE

Prefiled and referred to Senate Health 1/4/2017

Mandates HPV Vaccine

NY

S44

12/29/2016

OPPOSE

Prefiled and referred to the Senate Health Committee 1/4/2017

Makes changes to existing law concerning reporting of adult vaccines

OK

SB 725

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Passed the Senate Committee on Education as amended on 2/13/2017

Requires school districts to report exemptions, gives Health and Ed Dept. rule making authority

OK

SB 831

2/3/2017

SUPPORT

Second reading on 2/7/2017 and referred to Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Requires parental notification of exemptions by school boards, amends current quarantine law

OK

HB 1386/SB 808

2/3/2017

SUPPORT

SB 808: Second reading on 2/7/2017 and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Enacts the Parental Rights Vaccine Act

OK

SB 632

2/3/2017

OPPOSE

Second reading on 2/7/2017 and referred to Senate Committee on Education

Requires students in state care to be vaccinated with no exemptions

OK

SB 177

2/3/2017

SUPPORT

Second reading on 2/7/2017 and referred to Senate Committee on Education

Requires notification of available exemptions to vaccination be given to parents by school boards

OK

SB 83

1/5/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/4/2017, first reading 2/6/2017

Eliminates conscientious and religious belief exemptions to vaccination

OR

SB 274

2/23/2017

OPPOSE

Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Education on 2/28/2017

Mandates information be given to college students concerning vaccines

OR

SB 687

2/7/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to the Senate Committees on Human Services and Health Care on 2/6/2017

Clarifies in state law that not vaccinating or delaying vaccination is not child abuse

OR

SB 579

1/17/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 1/9/17; Referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on 1/17/17

Adds new informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines to children

OR

SB 580

1/17/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 1/9/17; Referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on 1/17/17

Requires vaccine providers to inform parents of vaccines required for school and of exemptions

OR

SB 848

2/23/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 2/23/2017

Prevents employers from requiring a vaccine as a condition of employment

PA

SB 217

1/26/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/26/2017 and referred to the Senate Education Committee

Eliminates exemptions for strong moral and ethical convictions

RI

SB 47

1/24/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 1/18/2017

Adds a personal belief exemption to vaccination

SD

HB 1043

1/24/2017

OPPOSE

Tabled in Committee on Health and Human Services, died

Allows Pharmacists to administer vaccines, sets up new board to adopt rules pertaining to vaccines

TN

HB 272

2/13/2017

SUPPORT

Withdrawn on 2/8/2017

Concerning a statement of religious exemption for meningococcal vaccine for college students

TN

HB 1002/SB 393

2/12/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced, SB 393 referred to Senate Education Committee

Concerning vaccine requirements for high school students attending college classes

TN

HB 388/SB 598

2/8/2017

OPPOSE

Introduced 2/2/2017 and 2/8/2017

Requires schools to provide information on flu and flu vaccines every school year

TX

SB 1010/HB 2249

2/23/2017

OPPOSE

Filed on 2/22/2017

REQUIRES reporting of vaccine exemptions by schools, school districts and the Dept. of Health

TX

HB 1070

2/22/2017

SUPPORT

Referred to House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017

PROHIBITS health care providers from refusing to treat patients who refuse vaccination

TX

HB 126

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017

RESTRICTS conscientious/religious exemptions, requires completion of education module and adds fee

TX

HB 107

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017

REQUIRES the health dept. to produce an annual report on HPV Vaccine statistics for every TX county

TX

HB 97

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/14/2017

ELIMINATES parental consent by allowing child consent to HPV vaccine as cancer prevention treatment

TX

HB 243

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017

REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry

TX

HB 120

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017

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

TX

HB 241

2/15/2017

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Committee on Public Health on 2/13/2017

RESTRICTS conscientious/religious exemptions, requires health care practitioner counselling

TX

SB 431

2/7/2017

WATCH

Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 1/6/2017

ALLOWS advanced practice registered nurses to sign medical exemptions

TX

HB 1124

1/20/2017

SUPPORT

Filed on 1/18/2017

REQUIRES the health dept. to make exemption affidavits available on their website and in schools

TX

HB 1029

1/17/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 1/13/2017

ADDS additional informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines

TX

SB 54

11/25/2016

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 1/24/17

REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry

UT

HB 310

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Passed House Health and Human Services Committee, waiting 3rd reading in the house

Creates the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System

UT

HB 309

2/21/2017

WATCH

Passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/17/2017

Amends vaccination and exemption requirements for schools

UT

HB 308

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Passed House Health and Human Services Committee

Requires vaccine education module for exemptions not obtained from local health depts

VA

HB 1533

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Subcommittee Failed to recommend reporting 1/24/2017.

Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade

VA

SB 1519

1/31/2017

OPPOSE

Senate: Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) 1/26/2017

Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade

VA

SB 1028

1/19/2017

OPPOSE

Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health on 1/19/2017

Requires posting of immunization rates by schools

VT

H247

2/16/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 2/14/2017 and referred to the Committee on Health

Requires the Dept. of Health to submit reports to the General Assembly on adverse vaccine reactions

WA

HB 1432/SB 5353

2/21/2017

OPPOSE

Scheduled for a hearing in House Appropriations on 2/22/2017

Expands and funds public health services

WA

HB 2092

2/13/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced and referred to the House Health Care and Wellness Committee 2/13/2017

Clarifies what the health dept. can and can't put on an exemption form, removes restrictive language

WA

HB 2090

2/13/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced and referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee 2/13/2017

Requires reviewing full health history & the package insert for the vaccine before administration

WA

HB 1641

2/13/2017

OPPOSE

Passed House Judiciary Committee on 2/9/17, referred to rules

Allows school nurses and counselors to consent to vaccination for homeless youth

WV

SB 359

2/22/2017

SUPPORT

Introduced on 2/21/2017 and referred to Senate Health and Human Resources and Judiciary

Establishes religious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees