AIM State Legislative Round-Up
We continue to see a flurry of vaccine-related legislative activity, especially as many state legislatures rush to adjournment. While most of the AIM reporting has focused on anti-vaccine proposals, we wanted to use this round-up to highlight a small bright spot. Both California and the District of Columbia recently passed legislation that provides paid sick leave for certain covered employees for the time needed to attend vaccination appointments. Information on these bills is available here and here. Finally, as an addendum to the last video on working with coalitions, we wanted to highlight a new organization working to build momentum for pro-vaccine policy and policymakers. The SAFE Communities Coalition was recently formed with a mandate to advocate for pro-science legislation, elect pro-science candidates, and defeat anti-vaccination candidates. More information on their work can be found here.
Please Note: AIM is striving to monitor fast-moving state legislative developments. The information included in this summary may not be comprehensive and is subject to change. Please consult the linked jurisdiction websites for the most up-to-date information on each bill. If you are aware of missing information, please notify us. For individualized support, contact AIM Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer Brent Ewig. AIM would like to thank ASTHO for the ongoing partnership and support that makes these summaries possible and invite you to check out AIM’s Policy Toolkit for more legislative resources.