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Advocacy Guide

A Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law

This guide explains the basis for the legislative work we do with the NVIC Advocacy Program to protect and expand vaccine exemptions.  You can use this 55 page referenced guide with legislators and policy makers to help educate them about the importance of the bills we advocate for or against.
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Welcome to the NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP)

Achieving and protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination is more important now than ever before, and we need your help to make that happen. NVIC wants to help you, our members, to organize and make a difference in your home state right where you live to protect and expand vaccine exemptions.  It is at the state level that mass vaccination policies are made, and it is at the state level where your action to protect your rights can have the greatest impact.  Also, when national vaccine issues occur, you will be plugged in to the information and action items necessary to make sure your voice is heard. 

Register to be an NVIC Advocacy Team Member:  Just minutes of your time on letters, emails, and phone calls to your state legislators and the media can make the difference.  NVIC will send you advocacy alert emails when action is needed to support efforts in your own state and nationally on important legislation and policy to protect and expand vaccination exemption laws.  We will provide you with the steps, tools and connection to leaders and organizations to help you make a positive impact on your rights to exercise informed consent in the vaccination decision making process.  

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Bills to Watch



State Bill
Number
Date
Posted
Position Status Title
AL SB 278/HB 381 5/26/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, Public Act: 2017-368; Effective: 8/1/2017 Requires local school systems to provide information about flu and flu vaccines
AR SB 301 4/7/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, Public Act: 880; Effective: 8/4/2017 Allows the health dept. to share personal information in the immunization registry
AR HB 1043 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, withdrawn by the sponsor on 1/11/2017 Eliminates religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination
AZ SB 1509 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, missed deadline to move out of senate by 2/17/17 Requires public and charter schools to post vaccination rates on their website
AZ SB 1268 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, missed deadline to move out of senate by 2/17/2017 Requires parents to have their natural born children vaccinated in order to be a foster parent
CA AB 443 10/10/2017 OPPOSE Enacted 10/7/2017, Chapter 549 Allows optometrists to administer certain vaccines to adults, requires reporting to tracking system
CO SB 250 4/19/2017 SUPPORT Died on 2nd reading in the senate Clarifies exemptions to vaccination may be a letter from the parent, state forms are not mandatory
CT HB 6016 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Provides local health directors with real-time access to the immunization registry/tracking system
CT SB 439 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Expands the vaccine registry/tracking system to include up to age 18, require reports
CT HB 6485 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Expand the current vaccine registry/tracking system to include all children up to age 18
CT SB 840 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Requires the Dept. of Public Health to release annual immunization rates of all schools
CT HB 7059 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Requires parents using a religious belief exemption to participate in a state education program
CT HB 7172 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the house Mandates meningitis vaccines for 12th grade students
CT HB 6700 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Mandates annual flu vaccines for child care providers
CT HB 6971 6/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Requires state mandated education in order to use a religious belief exemption to vaccination
FL HB 41/SB 444 10/10/2017 OPPOSE Prefiled for 2018 legislative session on 8/21/2017 and 10/6/2017 Establishes pregnancy support program that includes vaccines for pregnant women
FL HB 969/SB1130 5/9/2017 OPPOSE Died, HB 969 was withdrawn and SB 1130 died in appropriations Establishes pregnancy support program that includes vaccines for pregnant women
GA HR 240 7/5/2017 OPPOSE Passed, creates study committee that will recommend action/legislation Creates a House Study Committee to address barriers to health care, including vaccine issues
GA HB 198 5/4/2017 OPPOSE Enacted; Public Act: 30; Effective: 7/1/2017 Requires school districts to provide information about flu vaccines
HI HB 676/SB 514 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, Effective 7/3/2017, Act 068 Allows pharmacists to administer HPV Vaccine and other vaccines to children
HI HB 779 6/16/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward Establishes a philosophical belief exemption to vaccination, allows for in house quarantine
IA SF 116 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Requires the signature of a religious leader for a religious belief exemption to vaccination
IA HF 7 6/16/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of full committee after passing subcommittee Adds a personal conviction exemption to vaccination
IA SF 138/HF 268 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Requires school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction
IA HF 261 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination in Iowa
ID SB 1081 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, Session Law Chapter 97, Effective: 07/01/2017 Extends the Idaho Assessment Board for two more years
ID SB 1050 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, session ended 3/29/2017 Clarifies parents can submit their own statement of exemption for religious or other grounds
ID HB 91 2/24/2017 OPPOSE Died on 3rd reading in the House Expands the Idaho Immunization Information System/vaccine tracking system
IL HB 679 8/29/2017 WATCH Enacted 8/25/2017, Public Law 100-0342, Effective 1/1/2018 Requires the health dept. to develop an informational flyer on meningococcal disease
IL SB 741 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the full Senate. Mandates flu vaccines for health care personnel
IL SB 2043 6/16/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Requires the addition of males to HPV Vaccine programs and required information
IN SB 51 5/22/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, public law 96, effective 7/1/2017 Adds new vaccines that pharmacists can administer under standing orders and expands data sharing
IN HB 1540 5/22/2017 OPPOSE Enacted; Public Act: 202; Effective: 7/1/2017 Allows for quarantine and isolataion of children who refuse vaccination during a declared emergency
IN HB 1069 5/3/2017 OPPOSE Enacted; Public Act: 130; Effective: 7/1/2017 Mandates meningitis vaccines for college students
IN SB 339 3/9/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the Senate Mandates meningitis vaccine for college students
IN SB 133 3/9/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the Senate Mandates vaccines for hospital workers
KS HB 2121 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Requires all vaccines administered to be reported to the vaccine registry/tracking system
KS HB 2030 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, effective July 1, 2017 Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to children 12 years or older
KS HB 2205 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of commitee Mandates Meningitis Vaccines for children 11 and 16 years old
KY HB 147 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, session ended on 3/30/2017 Mandates vaccines for college students
KY SB 101 3/20/2017 WATCH Enacted, Acts Chapter 44 Expands current law allowing pharmacist to administer vaccines to children to include 9 to 17 years
LA SB 133/SB 255 6/17/2017 WATCH Enacted, Public Act 256, Effective 6/14/2017 Requires Pre K and day care centers to provide health related policies to parents
LA HCR51 6/8/2017 OPPOSE Passed, delivered to the Secretary of State 6/8/2017 Requests the health dept. to adopt rules requiring reporting of vaccine information
MA H3224/S1219 10/9/2017 OPPOSE H3224/S1219 scheduled for hearings in Joint Committee on Public Health, 10/17/17 Expands the current vaccine registry/tracking system to include vision screening
MA H.1179 10/7/2017 WATCH Scheduled for a hearing in the Joint Committee on Public Health on 10/17/17 Allows parents and individuals to opt-out of the vaccine tracking system
MD HB 1481 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the House Health and Government Operations Committee Requires all primary care providers to push all vaccines to adolescents, document parental refusal
MD HB 1262/SB 1168 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Died, Failed to move out of committee Expands existing law that allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to include children 5 and up
ME LD 456/HP 323 8/5/2017 WATCH Died, failed to move out of the Senate Allows pharmacists to administer all ACIP recommended vaccines to children 11 and older
ME LD 272/HP 205 7/5/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee, carry over requested Mandates Meningitis Vaccine for 11 to 20 year olds
ME LD 161/HP 119 4/5/2017 WATCH Enacted 3/24/2017, Public Law Chapter 7 Removes the Secretary of State from the Maine Vaccine Board
MI HB 4425 5/25/2017 SUPPORT Hearing held in the House Education Reform Committee, no vote taken Restricts health dept. from adopting/enforcing additional requirements for vaccine exemptions
MI HB 4426 5/25/2017 SUPPORT Hearing held in the House Education Reform Committee, 5/25/2017, no vote taken Requires the health dept. to comply with state law only on vaccine exemptions
MN HF 96/SF 143 7/5/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in 2017 session, bills carry over from odd to even years Changes conscientious belief exemption to personal belief exemption, requires physician statement
MN HF 2379/SF 1994 7/5/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in 2017 session, bills carry over from odd to even years Allows minors to consent to HPV Vaccines
MN HF 2005 7/5/2017 SUPPORT Failed to move in 2017 session, bills carry over from odd to even years Requires healthcare providers administering vaccines to provide informed consent to patients/parents
MN SF 1129/HF 2469 3/21/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in 2017 session, bills carry over from odd to even years Allows minors to consent to HPV Vaccines
MO HB 332 6/19/2017 WATCH Died, failed to move forward Restricts the use of vaccines containing foreign human DNA
MO SB 117 6/19/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to be perfected in the senate Mandates flu vaccines for employees and volunteers of health services facilities
MO HB 331 6/19/2017 WATCH Died, failed to move forward Restricts use of vaccines containing metal preservatives
MO SB 538 4/5/2017 WATCH Died, failed to pass Senate Health and Pensions Committee on 4/5/2017 Restricts the use of vaccines containing mercury except during, emergency, outbreak or shortage
MS SB 2636/HB 1457 2/1/2017 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 1/31/2017 Provides for religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination
MS HB 1439 2/1/2017 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 1/31/2017 Establishes a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
MS HB 1456 2/1/2017 SUPPORT Died in Committee on 1/31/2017 Expands and protects medical exemptions to vaccination in MS
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 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
MT HB 293 4/5/2017 OPPOSE Died, missed deadline of 3/30/2017, session ends 4/28/2017 Changes vaccine registry/tracking system from opt-in to opt-out
MT HB 177 3/2/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, 3/1/2017 Adds pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the list of vaccines pharmacists can administer
NE LR 147 7/5/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 session, bills carry over from odd to even Interim study concerning mandatory reporting of vaccines to the tracking system, NESIIS
NE LB267 5/10/2017 OPPOSE Enacted 4/27/2017 Requires nursing facilities to offer employees and residents flu vaccines unless contraindicated
NH HB 362 6/20/2017 SUPPORT Enacted, Public Act: 137; Effective: 8/15/2017 Prohibits school vaccine requirements for diseases not transferred from person to person
NH HB 361 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, inexpedient to legislate, session ends 6/30/2017 Removes the authority of the health dept. commissioner to adopt rules on child vaccines
NJ A3968/S2332 10/6/2017 OPPOSE S2332 amended on 10/5/2017 Mandates vaccines for health care workers
NJ A2647 7/6/2017 OPPOSE Introduced and sent to the Health and Human Services Committee, not moving Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12
NJ A4009/S3010 6/1/2017 OPPOSE A4009 passed out of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, 6/1/2017 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 on 1/27/2017 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Exempts children under 6 from hepatitis b vaccine requirement if the mother tests negative
NV AB 200 6/19/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of committee Requires parents be informed if any child in the school has an exemption to vaccination
NY S1043A/A2857A 7/19/2017 WATCH A2857A amended and recommitted to Higher Ed, S1043A passed the senate 6/15/2017 Allows pharmacy interns to administer vaccines
NY S52, A1810 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY A2469 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent
NY S44 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Makes changes to existing law concerning reporting of adult vaccines
NY A439 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Expands forced detainment and treatment to include vaccine preventable diseases
NY A933 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Mandates HPV Vaccine
NY S601 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Requires a mandatory protocol be established for all children's religious belief exemptions
NY A680 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Allows detention of individuals and groups posing a public health threat
NY S570 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 9 years and older
NY A1230A/S6346 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Mandates flu vaccine for children attending daycare
NY A738 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Mandates vaccines for employees working in children's camps
NY S6141C/A8123A 7/7/2017 SUPPORT Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Requires use of a state form for religious belief vaccine exemption for school
NY S163 7/7/2017 SUPPORT Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Strengthens and expands existing medical exemptions to vaccination
NY S3546 7/7/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Requires a physician signature for a religious belief exemption to vaccination
NY S3941/A3899A 6/15/2017 OPPOSE Failed to pass in the 2017 legislative session Expands vaccine tracking system to release blood lead levels to schools
NY S2955/A3912 1/31/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Requires school district reporting vaccine exemptions by school to Education Department for public
NY S132 1/4/2017 OPPOSE Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session Mandates HPV Vaccine
OH HB 193 9/20/2017 SUPPORT Re-referred to House Health Committee on 9/19/2017 Provides protections for employees who refuse a flu vaccination
OH HB 49 7/6/2017 OPPOSE AAP AMENDMENT No AAP amendment added OPPOSE AAP Amendment to HB 49 to Hijack Vaccine Exemption Process and Tracking
OK SB 177 6/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward in the 2017 session Requires notification of available exemptions to vaccination be given to parents by school boards
OK HB 1386/SB 808 6/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward in 2017 session Enacts the Parental Rights Vaccine Act
OK SB 725 6/19/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to pass full house in 2017 legislative session Requires school districts to report exemptions, gives Health and Ed Dept. rule making authority
OK SB 831 6/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward in 2017 session Requires parental notification of exemptions by school boards, amends current quarantine law
OK SB 632 5/10/2017 WATCH Enacted, signed by the governor 5/2/2017 Concerning the time frame for vaccination of students in state care, exemptions not affected
OK SB 83 3/23/2017 OPPOSE Died on the Senate Floor for the 2017 session Restricts conscientious and religious belief exemptions to vaccination
OR HB 3276 A 7/19/2017 WATCH Waiting for action by the governor Requires coverage of vaccines and other measures to prevent spread of disease
OR HB 3376 7/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move forward Requires all vaccine records, including exemptions, be given to the OR Health Authority
OR SB 914 7/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of committee Establishes that it is unlawful for an employer to mandate vaccine for employees
OR SB 274 6/15/2017 WATCH Enacted, effective 1/1/2018 Mandates information be given to college students concerning vaccines
OR SB 687 5/1/2017 SUPPORT Died, however DHS issued a memo stating not vaccinating does not constitute medical neglect Clarifies in state law that not vaccinating or delaying vaccination is not child abuse
OR SB 869 4/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of committee Requires health care practitioners to obtain informed consent before administering vaccines
OR SB 580 4/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward Requires vaccine providers to inform parents of vaccines required for school and of exemptions
OR SB 848 4/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward Prevents employers from requiring a vaccine as a condition of employment
OR SB 579 3/27/2017 WATCH Died, failed to move forward Adds new informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines to children
PA SB 217 4/5/2017 OPPOSE Not moving at this time Eliminates exemptions for strong moral and ethical convictions
RI SB 47 6/19/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move forward Adds a personal belief exemption to vaccination
RI H5986 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, recommended be held for further study 4/5/2017 Establishes a personal and philosophical exemption to vaccination
RI H5919 4/6/2017 WATCH Died, recommended be held for further study 4/5/2017 Allows for refusal of vaccines for non-casual contact sexually transmitted diseases
RI S 489 3/23/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing and move forward Ristricts ability to mandate HPV Vaccines or vaccines for diseases not transmissible in school
RI H5681 3/23/2017 OPPOSE Died, recommended be held for further study Eliminates the religious belief exemption in RI
SD HB 1043 1/24/2017 OPPOSE Died, failed to move out of the Committee on Health and Human Services Allows Pharmacists to administer vaccines, sets up new board to adopt rules pertaining to vaccines
TN HB 1002/SB 393 5/4/2017 OPPOSE Enacted; Public Act: 166; Effective: 4/24/2017 Requires college boards and the Dept. of Health to adopt rules concerning immunization requirements
TN HB 388/SB 598 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, public chapter # 22 Requires schools to provide information on flu and flu vaccines every school year
TN HB 272 2/13/2017 SUPPORT Died, withdrawn on 2/8/2017 Concerning a statement of religious exemption for meningococcal vaccine for college students
TX HB 3576 7/19/2017 WATCH Enacted, signed by the governor 6/15/2017, effective 9/1/2017 Expands current law concerning communicable disease reports and investigations
TX HB 1029/SB 479 5/28/2017 SUPPORT HB 1029 and SB 479 Died without hearings ADDS additional informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines
TX HB 1124/ SB 2008 5/28/2017 OPPOSE UNLESS SUBSTITUTED Died HB 1124 left pending in House Public Health Committee and SB 2008 never got a hearing REQUIRES the health dept. to make exemption affidavits available on their website and in schools
TX SB 54 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died Failing to get a hearing in Senate Committee on Health & Human Services REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry
TX HB 3297/HB 7 5/28/2017 SUPPORT HB 7 rolled in vax refusal protective language and passed instead of HB 3297 which was left pending Protects parents from having rights terminated solely based on declining vaccination
TX HB 1070 5/28/2017 SUPPORT Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 PROHIBITS health care providers from refusing to treat patients who refuse vaccination
TX SB 2042 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died without ever getting a hearing. ALLOWS pharmacists to administer HPV, TDaP and Meningococcal vaccines to children 7 and older
TX SB 2041 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died Failed to get a hearing in Senate Committee on Health and Human Services REQUIRES the health dept. to issue an annual HPV Vaccine report
TX HB 2249/SB 1010 5/28/2017 OPPOSE HB 2249 dies on General State Calendar and SB 1010 dies as it fails to get a hearing REQUIRES reporting of vaccine exemptions by schools, school districts and the Dept. of Health
TX HB 2874 5/28/2017 SUPPORT Died in House Public Education Committee without a hearing REQUIRES school districts to provide a direct link to information on exemptions to vaccination
TX HB 3711 5/28/2017 OPPOSE HB 3711 dies in Local and Consent Calendars House Committee MANDATES information be given to LTC employees regarding risks to patients for not being vaccinated
TX SB 431 5/28/2017 WATCH Died Failed to get a hearing in Senate Committee on Health and Human Services ALLOWS advanced practice registered nurses to sign medical exemptions
TX HB 241 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 RESTRICTS conscientious/religious exemptions, requires health care practitioner counselling
TX HB 107 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 REQUIRES the health dept. to produce an annual report on HPV Vaccine statistics for every TX county
TX HB 97 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 ELIMINATES parental consent by allowing child consent to HPV vaccine as cancer prevention treatment
TX HB 243 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 REMOVES current protection in law for consent before any information is put into the registry
TX HB 126 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in the House Committee on Public Health RESTRICTS conscientious/religious exemptions, requires completion of education module and adds fee
TX HB 120 5/28/2017 OPPOSE Died failing to get a hearing in House Committee on Public Health on 2/21/2017 REMOVES conscientious and religious belief exemption language, replaces with non-medical
TX HB 1549 5/5/2017 OPPOSE Passed but Offensive Languge Removed Bill to Allow Home Visits to Victims of False and Refuted Child Abuse Claims
US H.R. 1215 7/19/2017 OPPOSE Passed the full house on 6/28/2017, in the senate Adding Even More Liability Shielding for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths
US H.R. 1313 7/6/2017 OPPOSE Not moving at this time Forcing Vaccination in Employee "Wellness" Programs
UT HB 309 4/6/2017 WATCH Died, rolled into HB 308 Amends vaccination and exemption requirements for schools
UT HB 308 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, signed by the governor on 3/24/2017 Requires vaccine education module for exemptions not obtained from local health depts
UT HB 310 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, placed in house file for bills not passed on 3/9/2017, session ended 3/9/17 Creates the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System
VA SB 1519 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, session ended 4/5/2017 Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade
VA HB 1533 4/6/2017 OPPOSE Died, session ended 4/5/2017 Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade
VA SB 1028 4/5/2017 OPPOSE Died, session ended 4/5/2017 Requires posting of immunization rates by schools
VT H247 6/19/2017 SUPPORT In House Health Care Committee for 2018 session Requires the Dept. of Health to submit reports to the General Assembly on adverse vaccine reactions
WA HB 1432/SB 5353 7/19/2017 OPPOSE HB1432/SB 5353 by resolution, reintroduced and retained in their present status on 6/21/2017 Expands and funds public health services
WA HB 2090 5/16/2017 SUPPORT Died, Failed to move out of committee Requires reviewing full health history & the package insert for the vaccine before administration
WA HB 2092 5/16/2017 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of committee Clarifies what the health dept. can and can't put on an exemption form, removes restrictive language
WA HB 1641 5/15/2017 OPPOSE Enacted, Public Act: 275; Effective: 7/23/2017 Allows school nurses and counselors to consent to vaccination for homeless youth
WV SB 537 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, session ends 4/8/2017 Establishes a religious exemption to vaccination for students and employees
WV HB 2945 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, session ends 4/8/2017 Establishes religious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees
WV SB 359 4/6/2017 SUPPORT Died, session ends 4/8/2017 Establishes religious and conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for students and employees