Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or delivery, holding, or sale of any food that contains a vaccine unless conspicuously labeled

State: ID
Bill Number: SB 1018
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: NONE
Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Health & Welfare Committee, session ended 4/6/2023

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 44/6/2023- SB 1018 died. It failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee before the session ended on 4/6/2023.

UPDATE: 1/26/2023 - SB 1018 was referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee on 1/26/2023.

SB 1018 was introduced on 1/25/2023. It is sponsored by the Senate Commerce & Human Resources Committee. The contact Senator on the Statement of Purpose is Senator Nichols. 

This bill would prohibit food that contains a vaccine or vaccine material without a label with conspicuous notification. It would amend Idaho Code Section 37-115 by adding a new section: 

37-115. PROHIBITED ACTS. The following acts and the causing thereof within the state of Idaho are hereby prohibited:

(l) The manufacture, sale, delivery, holding, or offering for sale of any food that contains a vaccine or vaccine material unless the food labeling contains a conspicuous notification of the presence of the vaccine or vaccine material in the food. For purposes of this subsection, "vaccine or vaccine material" means a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against disease prepared from the causative agent of a disease or its products, or a synthetic substitute treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease, that is authorized or approved by the United States food and drug administration.

This act would go into effect on and after July 1, 2023.

NVIC supports this bill because there is ongoing research into putting vaccines into some foods. - text, status, and history of SB 1018