Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orchestrated Legislative Effort for Forced Vaccination

March 11, 2015 Update

Dear NVIC Advocacy Team Members,

The war on families making selective and informed vaccination decisions continues to rage in state legislatures across the country. As of March 11, 2015, NVIC is tracking 110 bills across 36 states! [Scroll down to the bottom to see a list of all the bills.]

There is no coincidence regarding common bill language removing rights appearing in bills across the country.  This is an orchestrated legislative effort by those who want to force vaccination.  Deadlines to file bills are happening now and committee hearings are starting to kick into full gear. Some bills are surging forward and immediate action is needed while in other states, active opposition and education has made a profound impact to slowing the bills down. 

ELIMINATING AND RESTRICTING VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

Hearings to remove philosophical/conscientious exemptions to vaccine mandates have already taken place in Washington and Oregon.  California, Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont all have bills already filed or press announcements of bills about to be filed to remove philosophical/conscientious exemptions.  Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota and Texas have bills to substantially restrict philosophical/conscientious exemptions.

Religious exemptions are also under attack. Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont have bills filed or announced to eliminate religious exemptions, and Illinois, New Mexico and Texas have bills filed or announced to unconstitutionally restrict religious exemptions.

EXPANDED VACCINE MANDATES

Fifteen states have bills filed to expand vaccine mandates. These include Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

What is so disturbing about the Texas and Vermont bills are the vaccine mandates are for school employees, and there are no philosophical or religious exemptions allowed. These are the first states to go after teachers, school administrators and school staff. Nothing like this has been passed before.

It is very concerning that Hawaii, New York and Texas have bills filed to allow some minor children to consent to their own vaccines behind their parents’ backs without their parents’ knowledge or consent. California already has this language in statute. This is in violation with federal law that requires parents to get Vaccine Information Statements so they can make an informed decision.

POLICE AND EMERGENCY POWERS

Two states, Arizona and Texas, have bills that affect police and emergency powers. The Texas bill gives the police the power to forcibly detain people only suspected of having been exposed to an infectious disease and eliminates the protective requirement for a warrant. 

EXPAND AND FORCE INTRUSIVE VACCINE TRACKING AND VACCINE DATA SHARING

11 states, Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, and Vermont all have bills filed to require or expand vaccine status tracking in most cases without knowledge or consent to be used as mandatory vaccine enforcement systems.

PUBLICALLY PUBLISH EXEMPTION AND VACCINATION RATES

Five states, Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, and Texas have bills filed to publically release vaccination and exemption rates by areas as small as individual schools and day care facilities to create an even more divisive, discriminatory and prejudicial environment towards children with vaccine exemptions. 

Isolating and marginalizing healthy children whose parents don’t agree with all government mandated vaccines is un-American.  These bills create an environment conducive to pitting parent against parent and child against child in an attempt to use community peer pressure as a club to coerce parents to vaccinate against their conscience and religious beliefs. 

These bills have nothing to do with public health and protecting immune compromised students when you consider the following facts:

Some people are non-responders to some vaccines and vaccine effectiveness for some vaccines, especially for pertussis containing vaccines, wanes rapidly. Some students are provisionally enrolled and not fully vaccinated. Federal law, the McKinney-Vento Act, requires that homeless students be allowed to attend school without proof of immunizations.  There are no requirements that teachers, staff, and administration be vaccinated with the same childhood vaccine schedule. These all are people who are no different immunologically than a healthy student with a vaccine exemption and yet they represent a much larger percentage of the school population than the students with a vaccine exemption targeted by these bills. 

On the other hand, students with active HIV infections are not only allowed to attend school, their confidentiality of their infection status is protected in state and federal law.  Students who are vaccinated with live viral vaccines experience viral shedding and can infect susceptible individuals for a period of several weeks post vaccination.  Some people who are vaccinated still get the illness while some have subclinical infections and can still transmit vaccine preventable diseases and not show symptoms because the vaccine suppresses them. 

If this is all about protecting health, where are all the bills requiring disclosures about all of the above to parents?

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Assess what you are up against in your state. Log into the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org and look below to see a snapshot of what bills are currently filed in your state.

First, contact your own legislators and their staff, and then ask your friends and family to do the same.

Immediately contact your state legislators and connect to them from your heart about why these bills can hurt your family. Do not wimp out and just send an email if there is any way possible you can meet with them in person or talk on the phone to them. Make them look into your eyes or hear your voice when you sincerely tell them about vaccine reactions and health concerns for your family, how you and your children have been treated by doctors and your school over this issue, why you delay or decline vaccines, and why they may want to preserve this right for themselves and their own family in the future.

If you follow a non-pharmaceutically based model of health care, tell them why. Educate them. You have to connect to them on a personal level so they can get this.  Find out what other bills they have sponsored so you can find common ground about things you both care and agree about to break the ice. We are fighting a very powerful pharma/medical forced vaccination lobby, but they don’t have these personal connections that constituents have. 

Please register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal if you haven’t already and make it a habit to log in frequently to stay updated and learn what you can do to help with each bill in your state.  Registration is required so we can help connect you with your legislators.

Check the bill status on the NVIC Advocacy Portal to see if you have any upcoming hearings on the bills in your state and make every effort to attend the hearing and register your position on the bill and offer written and/or oral testimony.

Additionally, one of the most helpful additional things you can do is to take proactive steps to reach out into your community to your local supportive health care practitioners, parenting groups, political groups, natural health websites and blogs, and friends and family asking them to share this information with their contacts so they can communicate with their legislators too.

Keep the media honest! If you see an article or news show somewhere with misinformation, take the time to comment, submit a letter, and reach out to news editors to correct the misinformation.


Do not let these decisions be made for you by those whose power, positions or profit are dependent on forced vaccination. 

LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION ACTION NEEDED NOW

1)  Register/Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

2)  Lookup your state legislators and their contact information. Click on “Check What is Happening in Your State” on the home page or “My State” on the STATE TEAMS Tab.  Your personal state legislators (House, Senate, Governor and Lieutenant Governor) are listed on the right side of the page. Click on them one at a time to display their contact information.

3)  Choose how you would like to deliver your message. The suggested modes of communication below are listed in the order of being more likely to be more impactful on educating your legislator. Make the personal appointments.  Please don’t think signing a petition is going to change anything.

a) Make an appointment for a direct personal visit;
b) Make an appointment to talk directly in a personal phone call;
c) Make an appointment to talk in person to a legislative aide;
d) Call and talk to a legislative aide to relay a message; or
e) Send an email through web contact forms or legislative email address.

4)  Suggested talking points for state legislators: 

Introduce yourself and identify yourself as a constituent.  (If this is a meeting or a phone call, ask them if they agree with the statement that nobody should be forced to submit to any medical procedure, including vaccination, which carries the risk of injury or death.) 

Share that you are very concerned about some of the divisive one-sided conversations and bills being filed right now regarding vaccination exemption rights (or bills filed in your state). 

Explain why it is important to your family to be able to delay or decline vaccination.  This is where you could share your vaccine reaction, harassment, or vaccine failure story to personalize your communication.

Explain that there are some very important reasons why legally protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination without penalty by the state should be a priority and these crucial points have been left out of the conversation by forced vaccination proponents.

·       Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that cause injury and death for some.  The United States Government has paid out more than $3 billion dollars to vaccine victims. Many more people have adverse reactions. Nobody can predict who will be harmed from vaccines.

·       Vaccines manufacturers and the doctors who administer vaccines are completely shielded from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.

·       Vaccines fail sometimes where even fully vaccinated people become infected.  Nobody can predict who will or will not respond to vaccines.

·       Children today receive 69 doses of vaccines for 16 different viral and bacterial illnesses which more than doubles the government childhood schedule of 34 doses of 11 different vaccines in the year 2000.  A vaccine exemption is filed regardless of whether the exemption is filed for one dose or all doses. 35 doses and 5 more unique vaccines have been added to the schedule in the last 15 years. Those supporting forced vaccination are being dishonest by not acknowledging the exploding vaccine schedule while sounding alarms over small increases in overall non-medical exemptions.

·       There are hundreds of new vaccines in development including some of the following in clinical trials: HIV, herpes, E. coli, dengue fever, avian influenza, smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, norovirus, cholera, smoking cessation, syphilis, and gonorrhea. If vaccine manufactures and others who profit from forced vaccination convince legislators take away our right to delay or decline a vaccine now, what will our future look like?

·       In the past 5 years, drug makers have paid the U.S. Government $19.2 billion in criminal and civil FRAUD penalties. Skepticism of the pharmaceutical industry is well deserved, and it doesn’t imply a skepticism of science.

·       Physicians, in the American Medical Association Code of Ethics, affirm philosophical and religious exemptions for themselves. See Opinion 9.133 Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians.  Parents should have that same right.

5)  Refer to NVIC’s “Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law” guide for answers to questions your legislators may have.  The fully referenced version can be found on our site posted at: http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/Reforming-Vaccine-Policy---Law-Guide.aspx . You can include this link in your letters as well.

6) Refer to “Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban?”  by NVIC’s President Barbara Loe Fisher for some illuminating insight into facts that need to be exposed about the California measles outbreak and other vaccine failures.
http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/January-2015/measles-in-disneyland-third-mmr-shot-and-vaccine.aspx

7)  Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to share their concerns with their legislators as well. You can post the link to this alert on social media: http://www.nvicadvocacy.org/members/National/ActionAlertDetails.aspx?itemid=649&Page=True



State

Bill
Number

Date
Posted

Position

Status

Title

AR

HB 1550

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Passed the House, referred to Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor

Removes consent for reporting adult vaccinations to the department and registry

AZ

HB 2466

2/17/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and assigned to the Education Committee

Requires schools to post immunization rates of pupils enrolled at the school

AZ

SB 1398

2/4/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and assigned to rules committee

Removes law that allows parents who do not vaccinate their children to be foster parents

AZ

SB 1311

2/3/2015

SUPPORT

Referred to Rules and Health and Human Services Committee

Makes changes to current law concerning public health emergencies

CA

AB 1117

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Read first time on 3/2/2015

A bill to improve vaccination rates for two year old children in Medi-Cal managed care

CA

SB 277

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Hearing scheduled for Senate Health Committee, 4/9/2015

Eliminates the personal belief exemption in California

CA

SB 792

3/2/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/27/2015

Prohibits day care providers from hiring anyone who has not been vaccinated with 3 vaccines

CO

SB 077

3/9/2015

SUPPORT

Scheduled for a hearing in House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee, 3/17/15

Establishes the Parent's Bill of Rights

CO

6 CCR 1009-2

3/2/2015

OPPOSE

Scheduled for public hearing 4/15, written comments by 4/9

Health Dept. rules to implement HB 1288 concerning filing of personal belief exemptions

CT

HB 5448

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

In the Joint Committee on Public Health

Requires health care providers be vaccinated for flu

CT

HB 6949

3/3/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 3/3/2015 and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health

Requires notarization and education for religious belief exemptions

FL

HB 411/SB 332

3/9/2015

WATCH

HB 411 passed HC Appropriations, now in Health and Human Services Committee

Changes to existing pneumococcal vaccine requirements for nursing home residents

GA

HB 504

3/5/2015

WATCH

House substitute adopted 3/3/2015

Expands the list of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists

HI

HB 253

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Passed Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce

Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to minors 14 and older without parental consent

HI

HB 458

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Reported out of the House Education Committee 3/6/2015

Requires schools to annually provide information on HPV, DTaP, flu and meningococcal vaccines

ID

S 1121

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Read 2nd time on 3/6/2015, filed for 3rd reading

Allows immunization records in the tracking system to be shared with Idaho Health Data Exchange

IL

SB 1410

3/5/2015

OPPOSE

Assigned to the Executive Committee on 3/3/2015

Severely Restricts Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

IL

HJR26, HR 144

3/4/2015

OPPOSE

Placed on resolutions calendar 3/4/2015

Resolution to encourage higher rates of vaccinations

IL

SB 751

3/4/2015

OPPOSE

Postponed in Judiciary Committee 3/3/2015

Provides liability protections to dentists who administer vaccines

IL

HR 184

2/27/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to rules on 2/25/2015

Resolution to encourage vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults

IL

SB 1776

2/24/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/20/2015

Restricts the religious exemption to vaccination by changing the language

IN

SB 461

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to House Public Health Committee on 3/3/2015

Adds Hepatitis A Vaccine mandate, removes parent ability to provide history of chickenpox

IN

HB 1359

2/26/2015

OPPOSE

Died on the house floor 2/24/2015

Sets goal of 80% vaccination rate for HPV, moves vaccine law from education code to health code

MD

SB 597

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

In Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee

Changes current law that allows people who work in resident institutions to refuse flu shots

MD

HB 687

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Hearing scheduled for 3/16/2015 in Health and Government Operations Committee

Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination in Maryland

MD

SB 598

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

In Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

Requires all vaccines administered be reported to the tracking system, ImmuNet

ME

LD 606

3/4/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

Eliminate personal belief exemptions

ME

LD 471

3/4/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Health and Human Services 3/3/2015

Requires doctor certification for parents using a personal belief exemptions for school/child care

ME

LD 473

2/27/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services 2/26/2105

Mandates new vaccines for TDaP and Meningitis

MN

SF 380/HF 393

2/3/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee

Eliminates conscientious belief exemption, replaces with a PBE that requires a physician statement

MO

HB 976/SB 533

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

In Children and Families Committee

Requires day care centers and preschools inform parents if a child attending has an exemption

MO

SB 558

2/27/2015

WATCH

Introduced on 2/26/2015

Requires LTC facilities offer flu vaccines and keep a record of who accepts and who declines

MO

SB 329

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee on 2/12/15

Mandates flu vaccination for all employees working in facilities that provide medical care

MO

HB 846

2/10/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/5/2015, read 2nd time 2/9/2015

Requires parents receive a letter from the principal if there is a nonvaccinated child in attendance

MO

HB 670

1/27/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/26/2015

Requires schools provide information on HPV Vaccines in any course in sexual education

MS

HB 130

2/14/2015

SUPPORT

Died on the calendar 2/12/15

Allows conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for school students in MS

MT

HB 158

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Passed 3nd reading on 3/9

Adds new mandates to vaccines required for school, proposed PBE removed

MT

HB 524

2/24/2015

WATCH

Tabled in committee 2/23/2015

Requires health dept. to provide a report to the legislature with recommended vaccine additions

MT

HB 73

2/21/2015

OPPOSE

Tabled by the House Human Services Committee 2/20/2015

Allows disclosure of a patient's immunization record without the patient's authorization

NE

LB 650

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Notice of hearing posted 2/25/2015

Encourages all hospitals to offer TDaP vaccines to maternity patients or parents of new babies

NE

LB 18

2/13/2015

OPPOSE

Motion to bracket until June 5, 2015 approved on 2/12/2015

Adds meningitis vaccine requirement for students entering 7th grade and 16 year old students

NH

HB 383

3/6/2015

SUPPORT

Scheduled to be voted on by the full house on 3/11

Adds privacy protections to the vaccine tracking system

NH

SB 108

3/4/2015

WATCH

Amended in Senate Health and Human Services Committee

New mandates for tracking flu vaccination status of health care workers

NH

SB 130

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

In Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Expands the vaccine tracking system in NH

NJ

A3890/S2754

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

A3890 passed full assembly and S2754 passed committee 3/9/15

Requires Continuing Care Facilities to provide flu vaccine info. to older residents

NJ

S1147/A1931

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

S 1147 passed committee on 3/9/2015

Restricts religious exemptions to vaccination in NJ

NJ

A1534

1/25/2015

SUPPORT

Introduced on 1/16/2014 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving

Provides for a conscientious exemption to vaccination

NJ

A351

1/25/2015

WATCH

Introduced on 1/16/2014 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving

Makes changes to exemptions to vaccination

NJ

A2570

1/25/2015

SUPPORT

Introduced on 2/10/14 and referred to Health and Senior Services, not moving at this time

Eliminates use of vaccines containing mercury over three years

NM

SB 362

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Passed the full senate on 3/5/2015

Removes ability to opt out of the vaccine tracking system, adds new sections to public health laws

NM

SB 121

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Passed the senate on 3/5/15

Establishes the Vaccine Purchasing Act

NM

HB 522

2/23/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/20/2015

Restricts the current religious belief exemption in NM

NV

SB 117

2/6/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Mandates HPV and Meningitis Vaccines for public and private school students

NY

A2447/A1706

3/9/2015

SUPPORT

Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee

Bills to prohibit the use of and label vaccines that are genetically modified

NY

A5399

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/20/15 and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

provide personal income tax exemptions for dependents receiving recommended vaccinations

NY

A 943

2/24/2015

SUPPORT

Enacting clause stricken, died

Provides for philosophical exemptions to required vaccination for school students

NY

S 3899

2/24/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

Allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to children 9 and older

NY

S 3900

2/24/2015

WATCH

Introduced and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on 2/20/2015

Allows pharmacists to administer all ACIP recommended vaccines to adults

NY

S 3898

2/24/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Senate Health Committee 2/20/2015

Requires all vaccines administered to adults be entered into the tracking system

NY

S 2712/A 1528

2/1/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committee

HPV Vaccines for minors without parental consent or knowledge

NY

A 0224

1/12/2015

SUPPORT

Filed on Jan. 7, 2015 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Labor

Prohibits mandatory flu vaccination as a condition of employment

NY

A 791

1/12/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/7/2015 and referred to Assembly Health Committee

Adds meningitis vaccine requirement for 6th and 11th grade students

NY

S 509/ A 1822

1/12/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 1/7/2015, 1/13/2015 and referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committee

Adds HPV Vaccine mandate for school children entering 6th grade in New York

OH

SB 121

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 3/9/2015

Adds a meningitis vaccine requirement for school children

OK

HB 1529

2/24/2015

WATCH

Introduced and referred to rules

Clarifies language in the OK State law relating to immunizations

OR

SB 673

3/9/2015

WATCH

Hearing Scheduled in Senate Health Care Committee, 3/16/2015

Allows dentists to administer vaccines

OR

SB 442

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

In the Senate Committee on Health Care

Eliminate non medical exemptions to vaccination

OR

SB 505

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Scheduled for work session in the Senate Health Committee 3/9/2015

Requires all hospitals in OR to offer flu vaccines to patients 65 and older

OR

SB 895

3/8/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Education Committee 3/6/2015

Requires schools to post the number of children exempted from vaccinations

PA

SR 27

3/4/2015

WATCH

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Resolution to study and make recommendations concerning youth vaccinations

PA

TBA

2/21/2015

OPPOSE

Announced, not filed as of 2/14/2015

Eliminates the personal belief exemption in PA

PA

SB 407

2/5/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced and referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

Comply with ACIP recommendations for flu vaccine for children, using schools to give flu vaccines

RI

S 381

2/26/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/25/2015 and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Eliminates the religious belief exemption

SC

H 3204/ SB 278

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

H 3204 scheduled for floor debate 3/17/2015

Allows Dept. of Health to offer HPV Vaccine to students enrolling in 7th grade

SD

HB 1059

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Amended and passed the full senate 3/5/2015, house concurred with amendments 3/9/15

Requires immunization records be shared by health care providers, government agencies and schools

TN

HB 458/SB 513

2/10/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/10/2015

Mandates all college students living in on-campus housing be vaccinated for meningococcal disease

TX

HB 1593

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Public Education Committee 3/9/15

Requires all public schools provide parents the number of students enrolled not fully vaccinated

TX

HB 1674

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to the House Public Health Committee 3/9/15

Requires physician counseling for conscientious and religious belief exemption

TX

SB 1114

3/10/2015

OPPOSE

Filed 3/9/2015

Mandatory vaccines for all school employees, no religious or conscientious exemptions

TX

HB 2474

3/7/2015

OPPOSE

Filed on 3/5/2015

Requires reporting of exemption information

TX

SB 29/ HB 465

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Left pending in Public Health Committee for 3/3/2015

Makes inclusion into vaccine tracking system automatic & REMOVES current opt-in consent requirement

TX

SB 538

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Left pending in committee after hearing on 3/4/2105.

Expands police powers to detain individuals suspected of exposure to communicable diseases

TX

HB 2105

3/2/2015

OPPOSE

Filed on 3/2/2105

Requires notification when a not fully vaccinated child is attending schools, allows for transfers

TX

HB 2006

2/26/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/26/2015

Eliminates Conscientious Exemptions to Vaccination

TX

SB 547

2/19/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Health and Human Services on 2/18/15

Requires posting of exemption numbers on the Internet by schools and the Dept. of Health

TX

HB 212

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee

Allows minors 14 and older in the Texas Juvenile Justice System to consent to vaccination

TX

HB 1185

2/6/2015

WATCH

Filed 2/5/2015

Adds advance practice nurses to those who can sign a medical exemption in TX

TX

SB 298

1/29/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Education Committee

Adds new meningitis vaccine mandate for public school students

VA

SB 1083/HB 2194

2/13/2015

OPPOSE

House HWI Subcommittee #3 recommends laying the bill on the table

Adds new mandate for meningococcal conjugate vaccine for 6th and 12th grade students

VT

H98 / S53

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Hearings held in House Human Services, 2/18/15 and 2/25/2015

Allows access to vaccination records by school administrators, allows sharing for research

VT

H 266

2/23/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/20/2015

Requires all school students, teachers, administrators, and staff members to be fully vaccinated

VT

S9

2/21/2015

OPPOSE

Favorable reports from Judiciary and Appropriations Committees

S9 "Child Protection Bill"

VT

H212

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/13/2015 and referred to the House Committee on Health Care

Eliminates both the religious and philosophical belief exemptions in VT

VT

S87

2/13/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/11/15 and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

Eliminates the philosophical belief exemption

WA

SB 5143

3/9/2015

OPPOSE

Passed the full senate, in the house and referred to House Health Care & Wellness Committee

Education for expecting parents regarding recommended vaccines

WA

HB 2009

3/6/2015

OPPOSE

Waiting to be heard by the full house

Eliminates personal belief exemptions

WA

HB 2108

3/4/2015

SUPPORT

Introduced on 2/12/2015

Prevents the dept. from denying a license to serve foster children for not being vaccinated for flu

WV

SB 286

3/10/2015

WATCH

Hearing scheduled in Judiciary Committee 3/10/15

Concerning authority of the commissioner and Immunization Officer to grant and revoke exemptions


Sincerely,

The NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
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