Kansas Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Kansas State Team page. This page, along with the email updates you will receive, will help keep you informed of what you can do in your state to help you protect and expand your rights to informed consent to vaccination.

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Action Needed Now

There are no active action alerts at this time, but please check back soon.

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Date Position Title Status
KS SB 315 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Strengthens religious belief exemption for vaccines mandated for childcare facilities/ school, removes college meningitis vaccine mandate Status: Held for consideration, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Services Committee before session adjourned 5/12/2023

Action: Continue to contact House Committee on Health and Human Services Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
KS HB 2390 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Removes the ability of the local health officer or secretary to require isolation & quarantine for individuals who refuse vaccination Status: Failed to reconcile House amendments in Conference Committee; passed Full House, bills can carryover from odd to even years in KS

Action: Continue to contact your Representative & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
KS HB 2007 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Prohibits Kansas Secretary of Health from requiring COVID-19 vaccine for childcare, preschool, daycare and school Status: Held for consideration, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Services Committee before session adjourned 5/12/2023

Action: Continue to contact House Health & Human Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
KS SB 20 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Removes restrictive language in the religious belief exemption for vaccines mandated for childcare facilities and school, expands employee exemptions Status: Held for consideration, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Committee on Public Health & Welfare before session adjourned 5/12/2023

Action: Continue to contact Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
KS HB 2263 2023-05-12 OPPOSE Authorizes pharmacy technicians to administer flu vaccines to children 6 or older and all other vaccines to children 12 or older Status: Passed Senate & returned to House Health & Human Services Comm 3/28/2023; session adjourned 5/12/2023, bills can carryover from odd to even years

Action: Contact House Health & Human Services Committee Members & your Representative, ask them to OPPOSE
KS SB 314 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Prohibits the secretary of health from requiring school students & children in daycare or preschool from being required to receive COVID-19 vaccines Status: Held for consideration, failed to be scheduled for hearing House Health & Human Services Comm before session adjourned 5/12/2023, passed full Senate

Action: Continue to contact House Committee on Health and Human Services Members & your Representative, ask to SUPPORT
KS SB 6 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Restricts authority of Secretary of Health & Environment and local health officials to order vaccination and quarantine during a disease outbreak Status: Referred to House Committee on Health & Human Services; passed the Senate 2/23/2023, session adjourned 5/12/2023, bills can carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Committee on Health & Human Services Members & your Representative, ask to SUPPORT
KS HB 2161 2023-05-12 SUPPORT Requires patient care facilities to adopt visitation rules for family &, clergy, without requiring proof of any vaccine/immunization Status: Held for consideration, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Services Committee before session adjourned 5/12/2023

Action: Continue to contact House Committee on Health and Human Services Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT

Announcements

There are no announcements available at this time, but please check back soon.