This toolkit is designed to equip members of the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and their staff with the tools and information necessary to appropriately and effectively engage with elected officials. You’ll find a selection of immunization program activities and strategies for appropriately and effectively promoting sound immunization policies.

Exemptions

California Senate Bill 276

California Senate Bill 276 is a bill to strengthen California’s medical exemption process by requiring the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to review medical exemptions submitted for schools that lack community immunity and those issued by physicians who submit a large number of exemptions. Allows the state public health officer and clinically-trained immunization staff to revoke exemptions that do not align with CDC or ACIP guidelines and are inconsistent with standard of care. Additionally, requires the use of a statewide database of exemptions, establishes minimum requirements for exemption forms, requires the establishment of an expert panel to review appeals, and require CDPH share information to the Medical Board of California on physicians whose medical exemptions pose a public health risk.

California Senate Bill 714

California Senate Bill 714 is a bill would allow a child who has a medical exemption issued before January 1, 2020, to be allowed to continue enrollment until the child enrolls in the next grade span, and would prohibit, on and
after July 1, 2021, a governing authority from unconditionally admitting or readmitting to these institutions, or admit or advance any pupil to 7th grade level, unless the pupil has been immunized or has a medical
exemption through a procedure that includes the completion of a compliant statewide form. Invalidates medical exemptions from a doctor who has faced disciplinary action by the state medical board.

Colorado General Assembly SB 20-163

Colorado General Assembly SB 20-163 is a bill to create a standardized vaccine exemption form and require parents to complete an online education module before obtaining a non-medical exemption.

Colorado SB 163

Colorado SB 163 would require parents seeking religious or personal exemptions for vaccines to complete an online education module and obtain a certificate of nonmedical exemption.

Connecticut House Bill 6423

Connecticut House Bill 6423 is abill to eliminate nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements (see also SB 568). Re-introduced from 2020 HB 5044. Pending 2/16/21.

CT HB 7005 Allow Clergy to Approve Rel Exemp '19

CT HB 7005 is an act prohibiting the acknowledgement of parental statements concerning religious objections to vaccination by school nurses and permitting members of the clergy to acknowledge such statements.

Florida Senate Bill 64

Florida Senate Bill 64 is a bill to eliminate religious exemptions to vaccine requirements to attend school and create a medical exemption review panel to review all medical exemptions.

Illinois Senate Bill 3668

Illinois Senate Bill 3668 is a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines and allow minors who are at least 14 years old to be vaccinated without parental consent

Iowa House Bill 206

Iowa House Bill 206 is a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines to attend school.

Kentucky Senate Bill 8

Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services create an accessible standardized form for written vaccine exemptions.This bill would also amend existing legislation to allow people to opt-out of vaccine mandates during an epidemic based on “conscientiously held beliefs.” Pending 3/5/21.

Maine Legislative Docket 833

Maine Legislative Docket 833 would reinstate religious exemptions (also called HP 601). Pending 6/7/21.

Massachusetts House Bill 3999

Massachusetts House Bill 3999 is a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines to attend school.

Michigan Administrative Rules (PDF)

Michigan Administrative Rules (PDF) relate to exemptions. Includes requirement that each nonmedical exemption filed at a child’s school or group program shall be certified by the local health department that the individual received education on the risks of not receiving the vaccines and the benefits of immunization to the individual and the community.

Minnesota Senate File 2554

Minnesota Senate File 2554 seeks to remove vaccine mandate exemptions based on conscientious beliefs. Would also apply to children who are homeschooled (see also HF 2634). Pending 5/15/21.

Missouri House Bill 37

Missouri House Bill 37 would remove vaccination requirements for children attending private schools but keeps the requirements for public schools. The amendment would also add exemptions based on conscientious beliefs, and not require children to receive any vaccine that is not specifically listed in the legislation, meaning students will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Requires the Department of Health to create educaitonal materials on how to get an exemption. Pending 3/23/21.

Montana House Bill 334

Montana House Bill 334 strengthens school medical exemption requirements. Pending 3/1/21.

New Jersey Senate Bill 902

New Jersey Senate Bill 902 is a bill to only allow medical exemptions and if a sibling had a vaccine injury.

New Mexico Senate Bill 244 (PDF)

New Mexico Senate Bill 244 would amend current vaccine exemption legislation to allow nurse practitioners, in addition to physicians, to provide certification of a medical exemption. This would be in addition to the state’s exemption for religious reasons, which was not altered in the amendment. Pending 3/15/21.

Oregon House Bill 3063

Oregon House Bill 3063 removes non-medical exemptions. Allows unimmunized child without a medical exemption to attend school through existing online courses but prohibits in-person attendance. Directs the health authority to establish an outreach and education plan regarding disease control in schools.

Oregon Senate Bill 254

Oregon Senate Bill 254 removes the ability of parent to decline required immunizations against specific diseases on behalf of child for reason other than a child’s indicated medical diagnosis. Pending 1/19/21.

Pennsylvania General Assembly House Bill 1771

Pennsylvania General Assembly House Bill 1771 is a bill to require parents seeking a religious or philosophical exemption to get an annual medical consultation to understand the existing threats to children’s health from communicable diseases, and to get briefed on potentials for school exclusion and quarantine, in the case of outbreaks.

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 653

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 653 is a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines to attend school.

Rhode Island House Bill 5443

Rhode Island House Bill 5443 would provide an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing. Pending 2/10/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 5706

Rhode Island House Bill 5706 seeks to remove vaccine mandate exemptions based on conscientious beliefs. Would also apply to children who are homeschooled (see also HF 2634). Pending 5/15/21.

South Carolina House bill 3511

South Carolina House bill 3511 allows individuals to opt-out of infectious disease vaccinations and prohibits discrimination against individuals who exercise their right not to be vaccinated. Pre-filed 12/16/20.

Tennessee Senate Bill 7

Tennessee Senate Bill 7 proposes changes to the law that allow for religious exemptions even during a pandemic by removing the clause “in the absense of an epidemic or immediate threat of an epidemic.” Pre-filed 11/18/20.

Vermont House Bill 322

Vermont House Bill 322 would establish an exemption to immunizations required for attendance at school and child care facilities on the basis of conscientious and personal beliefs. Pending 2/24/21.

Vermont House Bill 622

Vermont House Bill 622 is a bill to suspend religious exemptions for vaccines if the immunizations in a school went below 95 percent.

Washington House Bill 1006

Washington House Bill 1006 gives every Washington resident the right to decline an immunization or vaccination based on religion or conscience. Re-establishes the philosophical or personal exemption for MMR. Pre-filed 12/8/20.

Washington State Passed House Bill 1638

Washington State Passed House Bill 1638 is a law that prohibits a philosophical or personal objection from being used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 620

Wisconsin Senate Bill 620 is a bill to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccinations.

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

CT Testimony on Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

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CT Testimony on HB 7005 (2019)

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General COVID-19

Arizona Senate Bill 1504

Arizona Senate Bill 1504 allows dentists and dental hygenists to administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines to patients 18 years or older on completion of appropriate training. Pending 2/2/21.

Arkansas Senate Bill 477

Arkansas Senate Bill 477 requires the Department of Health establish a centralized, one-stop portal, available to all residents, to be used to determine eligibility and allow one-stop online sign-up for COVID-19 vaccinations. Pending 3/4/21.

California Assembly Bill 526

California Assembly Bill 526 would authorize a dentist, complying with specified requirements, to independently prescribe and administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized by the FDA for persons 3 years of age or older. Pending 2/18/21

California Assembly Bill 691

California Assembly Bill 691 would authorize optometrists to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Pending 3/8/21.

California Senate Bill 510

California Senate Bill 510 would require a contract or policy to cover without cost sharing or prior authorization, an item, service, or immunization intended to prevent or mitigate COVID-19, or a future pandemic disease when declared a public health, that is recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force or the CDC.

Connecticut House Bill 5071

Connecticut House Bill 5071 amends general statutes to allow medical assistants to administer vaccines in settings other than a hospital, provided they meet certain certification and education requirements and are under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or advanced practice RN. Pending 1/11/21.

Connecticut House Bill 6022

Connecticut House Bill 6022 would establish “an adverse event reporting system for COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for individuals and businesses, including, but not limited to, masks, shutdowns, vaccines and government enforcement of such restrictions or requirements.” Pending 1/28/21.

Connecticut Senate Bill 403

Connecticut Senate Bill 403 would “require the Department of Public Health to provide a clearly articulated plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines that provides residents an understanding of when, where and how they will be able to receive a vaccine and that articulates the department’s safeguards for ensuring that a resident’s ability to get a vaccine is not impeded by identity theft or other means.” Pending 1/26/21.

Florida House Bill 1617

Florida House Bill 1617 requires the department of health to develop guidelines for classifying individuals as extremely vulnerable and develop procedures for physicians to verify whether patients fit this classification for the purpose of qualifying for the administration of a COVID-19 vaccination. Also allows the department to adopt rules saying school personnel are eligible and shall be prioritized for vaccination at any state- operated COVID-19 vaccination site. Pending 3/2/21.

Florida House Bill 9

Florida House Bill 9 makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly and willfully make a false or misleading statement or to disseminate false or misleading information regarding the availability of, or access to, a vaccine for COVID-19, with the intent to obtain another person’s personal identification information, as defined [by law], or to obtain or receive any money or other valuable consideration. Pending 2/3/21.

Georgia Senate Bill 46

Georgia Senate Bill 46 authorizes certain medical personnel to administer vaccines during public health emergencies under certain conditions and to provide vaccine information to third parties in certain public health conditions. Pending 1/29/21.

Hawaii House Bill 2459

Hawaii House Bill 2459 requires the Department of Health to conduct a study relating to the development and disbursement of vaccinations for coronavirus type outbreaks and procedures associated with medically authorized exemptions from mandatory vaccinations.

Idaho House Bill 97

Idaho House Bill 97 provides that at least seventy percent (70%) of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed to the state must be administered to Idaho residents within 14 days of receipt of the vaccine doses. An entity responsible for administering COVID-19 vaccine doses that fails to meet this requirement and fails to immediately notify the state administrator will be fined $5,000 for each day notification is required and not given. The unused doses must immediately be reallocated. The state health agency is authorized to enforce the provisions. Pending 2/8/21.

Illinois House Bill 2406

Illinois House Bill 2406 says an individual or group policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan in effect on and after March 9, 2020 must provide coverage for the cost of administering a COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 2/17/21

Illinois House Bill 3654

Illinois House Bill 3654 would prohibit compensation for a death or disability claim arising out of an employee’s exposure to COVID-19 if the employee has refused to take a COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 2/22/21.

Illinois House Resolution 954

Illinois House Resolution 954 – Urges the Governor and the Secretary of the IDFPR to issue a proclamation to allow dentists to receive, store, and administer the COVID-19 vaccine and a second provision allowing Just in Time (JIT) training for both dentists and dental hygienists in order to participate in mass vaccination efforts. Pending 1/9/21.

Illinois Senate Bill 598

Illinois Senate Bill 598 would require Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled (MC/DD) facilitates to have the same prioritization level as long-term care facilities for vaccine distribution during a public health emergency. Pending 2/24/21.

Indiana House Bill 1079

Indiana House Bill 1079 provides that a dentist may order and administer an immunization that is recommended by CDC and ACIP for individuals who are eleven years of age or older, if the dentist completes specified training and reporting requirements. Pending 2/9/21.

Indiana Senate Bill 2017

Indiana Senate Bill 2017 is the budget legislation for fiscal year 2022. Includes: allowance for the Department of the Lottery and Department of Public Health to adopt emergency rules using public funds for vaccine incentives – can include scholarships and educational awards for minors; amends the Pharmacy Practice Act to allow pharmacists to vaccinate patients 7 years of age and older with all vaccines on the recommended CDC schedule (rather than just flu and Tdap) and requires reimbursement be at the same rates as physician’s offices

Iowa House File 688

Iowa House File 688 makes an appropriation from the Iowa coronavirus relief fund to the department of public health for FY 2020-2021 for distribution to all local boards of health to establish and administer COVID-19 vaccine drive-through clinics. Moneys appropriated do not revert at the close of the fiscal year, but remain available for the purpose of the bill. Pending 2/24/21.

Iowa House Fill 528

Iowa House Fill 528 says a dentist may prescribe and administer a vaccine or immunization for influenza or SARS-CoV-2 to patients as recommended by the CDC. No delegation allowed. Training required. Formerly HSB 71, introduced as HF 528 2/11/21.

Iowa House Fill 686

Iowa House Fill 686 provides that a podiatric physician may order, prescribe, or administer an immunization or vaccine pursuant to protocols developed by the board of podiatry in consultation with the department of public health. Pending 2/24/21.

Kansas Senate Bill 295

Kansas Senate Bill 295 would authorized counties to adopt COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plans. Would allow the prioritization in the county plans to differ from the state health department’s vaccination plan or recommendation. Pending 3/17/21.

Kentucky House Bill 452

Kentucky House Bill 452 would require schools to offer full-day, in-person instruction when 80% of school district personnel are vaccinated for COVID-19. Pending 2/9/21.

Kentucky House Bill 590

Kentucky House Bill 590 says during a declared state of emergency involving an infectious disease that requires rapid distribution and administration of vaccine to limit the spread of the disease, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, or other healthcare provider shall be treated as a vaccine site and shall receive vaccine shipments under qualifying conditions. Pending 2/23/21.

Kentucky Senate Bill 28

In addition to many other things, Kentucky Senate Bill 28 1) prohibits mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 by both employers and local health officers, 2) addresses SeniorCare vaccination coverage, 3) requires reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccines administered by pharmacists, 4) requires health insurance coverage of COVID-19 vaccination, and 5) allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccine. Pending 1/5/21.

Louisiana House Resolution 172

Louisiana House Resolution 172 is a resolution urging the governor to consider instituting a program to incentivize COVID-19 vaccine uptake modeled on the Ohio Vax-a-Million lottery program. Pending 6/8/21.

Louisiana Senate Bill 65

Louisiana Senate Bill 65 – Requires the LA Medical Disclosure Panel to review federally approved COVID-19 vaccine to determine risks and hazards, and provide a general disclosure form to be used by providers prior to administration. Failed.

Louisiana Senate Resolution 40

Louisiana Senate Resolution 40 – Resolution requesting the Louisiana Department of Health report to the Senate the number of childhood vaccines administered during the periods of time when the state was under a COVID-19 public health emergency declaration, and a comparison of that number to the childhood vaccination rates for the previous two years. Enacted 10/22/20

Maine Legislative Docket 1077

Maine Legislative Docket 1077 is a bill to promote equity in COVID-19 immunizations. Would direct the state health department to implement education and outreach “tailored to reach rural populations and historically vulnerable populations with information about where and how to receive a COVID-19 vaccine” (see also SP 345). Pending 3/11/21.

Maryland House Bill 1322

Maryland House Bill 1322 would prohibit the disciplining, suspending, terminating, or otherwise retaliating against a teacher, an educational support professional, or any other professional school personnel who, for stated criteria (including having not received a COVID-19 vaccine), chooses not to return to in-person instruction. Pending 2/8/21.

Maryland House Bill 976

Maryland House Bill 976 would allow department of health to authorize vaccine administration by licensed respiratory care practitioners, licensed athletic trainers, licensed naturopathic doctors, cardiac rescue technicians, emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, any other profession that is determined to be necessary. Withdrawn 2/23/21.

Maryland Senate Bill 67

Maryland Senate Bill 67 authorizes paramedics to administer a recommended vaccination under supervision and specified conditions. Pending 1/13/21.

Massachusetts House Bill 3702

Massachusetts House Bill 3702 requires an employer to provide emergency paid sick leave to an employee to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or to recover from an illness or condition related to such immunization. Enacted 5/28/21.

Massachusetts House Docket 1283

Massachusetts House Docket 1283 is an emergency preamble which would direct the governor to appoint or designate a director of COVID-19 vaccination equity and outreach who shall report directly to the secretary of the executive office of health and human services, and whose sole and full-time responsibility shall be to plan and implement actions to overcome disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates (see also SD 699). Pending 2/4/21.

Massachusetts House Docket 3893

Massachusetts House Docket 3893 is a bill outlining adverse events reporting requirements and requiring the Department of Public Health commission a study on the long-term health outcomes of vaccine recipients, including carcinomas 2-5 year post vaccination and more. Pending 2/19/21.

Massachusetts House Docket 4005

Massachusetts House Docket 4005 states “[T]he department of public health shall publish a daily COVID-19 vaccinations-administered report that is accessible on its website. Said report shall at minimum include data on: the total number of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered; the total number of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered by county, municipality and zip code based on the vaccine recipient’s primary residence. Pending 2/19/21

Massachusetts House Docket 713

Massachusetts House Docket 713 is a bill to create a COVID-19 Vaccination Tax Credit (VTC) of at least $100, to each individual, who attaches to their Massachusetts Individual Income Tax, the medical documentation of having received the required doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines. Filed 1/27/21.

Massachusetts House Docket 914

Massachusetts House Docket 914 is a bill requiring any designation of a COVID-19 vaccination site to first take into account the accessibility of the location or program to populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to communities of color, elders, and communities with high population density. Directs the state health agency to establish a central intake and scheduling program for COVID-19 vaccination. Authorizes licensed ambulance services to operate Community EMS door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination programs that are operated at the direction of the department of public health or local public health authorities and shall have clinical oversight by a qualified physician. Pending 1/29/21.

Massachusetts Senate Docket 1756

Massachusetts Senate Docket 1756 says under certain circumstances, retired eligible health care professionals, including those with inactive licenses, may assist in COVID-19 vaccine administration. Pending 2/18/21.

Massachusetts Senate Docket 709

Massachusetts Senate Docket 709 is a bill requiring “the department of public health shall immediately establish a centralized system to provide all Massachusetts residents with the option of preregistering for COVID-19 vaccination irrespective of phase or group of eligibility under the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.” Pending 2/5/21.

Michigan Assembly Bill 5031

Michigan Assembly Bill 5031 would amend the state’s income tax act to provide a tax credit of $100 for each taxpayer and dependent who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the 2021 tax year, not to exceed $400 per taxpayer/household. Pending 6/16/21.

Michigan House Bill 4430

Michigan House Bill 4430 Requires the state to establish and implement a 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination information hotline. Pending 3/4/21.

Minnesota House File 2113

Minnesota House File 2113 is a bill relating to equitable vaccine distribution. Would direct the health commissioner to “enter into partnerships or agreements with local health departments; local health care providers, including community health centers and primary care providers; and local pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state.” Would allow COVID-19 vaccines to be administered via mobile vaccination vehicles as authorized by state law. Would direct the health commissioner to “establish the position of director of COVID-19 vaccination equity and outreach at the department to plan and implement actions and programs to overcome disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates that are rooted in historic and current racism; biases based on ethnicity, income, primary language, immigration status, or disability; geography; or transportation access, language access, or Internet access” (see also SF 2051). Pending 3/10/21.

Minnesota House File 2259

Minnesota House File 2259 Sets out provisions to govern the data collected, received, or disseminated by any state-operated online tool that allows residents to register for notification of when they are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine under the terms of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine allocation and prioritization plan. Pending 3/17/21.

Minnesota House File 261

Minnesota House File 261 is a bill requiring COVID-19 vaccine be available to school employees at the same time as frontline essential workers. The bill also bans COVID-19 vaccine requirements for school employees and students.Pending 1/21/21.

Minnesota House File 598

Minnesota House File 598 A bill permitting permitting dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccine in addition to influenza vaccine and lowering the required age form 19 to 16 years of age or older. Requires completing vaccine administration training. Pending 2/4/21.

Minnesota Senate File 1054

Minnesota Senate File 1054 Would appropriate funds to the commissioner of health for contracts to provide culturally relevant, linguistically appropriate messages, factual information, and community engagement services regarding COVID-19 to diverse communities and populations in the state. Contracted services must include “”work to increase a diverse community’s or population’s understanding of and willingness to obtain COVID-19 vaccines”” and “”help people from the diverse community or population being served to obtain COVID-19 vaccines” (see also HF 397). Pending 2/17/21.

Minnesota Senate File 1156

Minnesota Senate File 1156 – During the public health emergency, this bill would make the medical assistance reimbursement rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccination the same as the Medicare rate for health care professionals who administer a COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 2/18/21.

Minnesota Senate File 1987

Minnesota Senate File 1987 Requires the commissioner of health give COVID-19 vaccine priority to postsecondary institution instructors and staff who are providing in-person instruction because the courses they teach are not amenable to online instruction. Pending 3/10/21.

Minnesota Senate File 2051

Minnesota Senate File 2051 – A bill related to addressing distribution and equity in COVID-19 vaccination. Would direct the health commissioner to “enter into partnerships… with local health departments; local health care providers, including community health centers and primary care providers; and local pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state.” Would allow COVID-19 vaccines to be administered via mobile vaccination vehicles as authorized by state law. Would direct the health commissioner to “establish the position of director of COVID-19 vaccination equity and outreach at the department to plan and implement actions and programs to overcome disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates that are rooted in historic and current racism; biases based on ethnicity, income, primary language, immigration status, or disability; geography; or transportation access, language access, or Internet access.” Pending 3/17/21.

Minnesota Senate File 475

Minnesota Senate File 475 Would authorize dentists to administer coronavirus vaccinations to patients 16 years old and older (see also HF 789). Passed senate 2/8/21.

Mississippi House Bill 1166

Mississippi House Bill 1166 is a bill prohibiting health insurance premium surcharges based on COVID-19 vaccination status. Died in committee 2/2/21.

Mississippi Senate Bill 2761

Mississippi Senate Bill 2761 Allows for the State Health Officer to authorize licsensed optomestrist to administer immunizations during a public health emergency. Died in committee 2/2/21.

Nebraska Legislative Bill 241

Nebraska Legislative Bill 241 is a bill requiring employers to permit any worker to leave a meatpacking operation premises in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on paid work time. Pending 1/14/21.

Nevada Assembly Bill 387

Nevada Assembly Bill 387 Would authorize a licensed certified professional midwife to administer vaccines for influenza, hepatitis B, COVID-19, and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (see also SB 375). Pending 6/2/21.

Nevada Senate Bill 209

Nevada Senate Bill 209 Requires employers to provide paid leave for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccination. Provides an exemption for employers who provide an on-premise vaccination clinic. Enacted 6/9/21.

Nevada Senate Bill 318

Nevada Senate Bill 318 Requires reasonable steps to ensure that people with limited English proficiency have meaningful and timely access to COVID-19 services, including immunizations. Enacted 6/7/21.

Nevada Senate Bill 97

Nevada Senate Bill 97 Provides that certain restrictions relating to public gatherings do not apply to certain events at which a vaccine for COVID-19 is administered. Would clarify that gathering limits ordered by the governor do not apply to COVID-19 vaccine administration sites. Pending 2/4/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5203

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5203 is a bill requiring the state DOH to establish public a awareness campaign regarding potential fraud related to COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 1/4/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5212

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5212 Allows dentists to administer immunizations to adults during a public health emergency under certain circumstances. Pending 1/13/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5222

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5222 Establishes requirements for optometrists to be authorized to administer immunizations (see also S 3306). Pending 1/7/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5265

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5265 Allows certified medical assistants to administer vaccines during a public health emergency under certain conditions. Pending 1/12/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5467

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5467 Permits emergency medical technicians to administer certain vaccines during certain declared public health emergencies. Pending 3/15/21.

New Jersey Senate Bill 3267

New Jersey Senate Bill 3267 authorizes licensed podiatrists, dentists, perfusionists, bio-analytical laboratory directors who are not otherwise licensed physicians, optometrists, and respiratory care practitioners to administer immunizations authorized for prevention of COVID-19 under certain circumstances. Requires IIS reporting. Introduced 12/14/21.

New Mexico House Bill 11

New Mexico House Bill 11 – Bill eliminating provisions for vaccination of minors and eliminating the secretary of health’s power to isolate and quarantine certain individuals during a state of public health emergency. Failed.

New York Assembly Bill 3006

New York Assembly Bill 3006 – Fiscal legislation which includes a requirement that upon an employee’s request, an employer shall provide each employee up to 4 hours of leave to be used for COVID-19 vaccine injections or provide sufficient time to receive COVID-19 vaccine at the workplace. Pending 1/20/21.

New York Assembly Bill 416

New York Assembly Bill 416 A bill allowing for the removal and detention of cases, contacts and carriers who are or may be a danger to public health, including the ability to require a person who has been exposed to or infected by a contagious disease complete an appropriate, prescribed course of treatment, preventive medication or vaccination.

New York Assembly Bill 4597

New York Assembly Bill 4597 Authorizes employees up to two hours of time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, provided they do not have sufficient time outside of scheduled working hours. Requires the commissioner of health to determine adequate verification of the receipt of such vaccine. Pending 2/4/21

New York Assembly Bill 5680

New York Assembly Bill 5680 Provides employees with paid time off to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine if an employee is unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination outside of their scheduled working hours. No employer shall discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee who uses working time to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 2/23/21.

New York Assembly Bill 6581

New York Assembly Bill 6581 would direct the state department of health to “develop a prioritized appointment process for individuals seventy-five years of age and older who qualified for early phases of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution but were unable to make an appointment.” Pending 3/19/21.

New York Assembly Bill 6713

New York Assembly Bill 6713 is a bill requiring the commissioner to make information relating to vaccine disbursement of the COVID-19 vaccine available on the department of health’s website. Pending 3/10/21.

New York Senate Bill 1162

New York Senate Bill 1162 Requires the State Department of Health to update the Draft State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan by providing a written plan that is posted on a publicly available website by March 1, 2021. Must include, among other things, how the state will ensure the equitable distribution of vaccine to communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and determine a methodology for how vaccines will be allocated to long-term care facilities, health care providers, pharmacies, hospitals and local government health departments.

New York Senate Bill 2588

New York Senate Bill 2588 Requires public employers to provide employees with leave time to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (see also A 3354-B). Enacted 3/12/21.

New York Senate Bill 4113

New York Senate Bill 4113 Requires the department to prepare and post a report on the department’s website for the general public to access which details the number of COVID-19 vaccines which are unused throughout the state. Must be updated daily. Pending 2/2/21.

New York Senate Bill 4530

New York Senate Bill 4530 Prohibits the prioritization of elected officials over healthcare workers, members of vulnerable populations, or first responders for purposes of receiving any vaccine against COVID-19. Pending 2/5/21.

New York Senate Bill 4648

New York Senate Bill 4648 Would expand the eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to New York residents employed outside of New York who are eligible to receive vaccine based on his or her place of employment or occupation. Pending 2/8/21.

New York Senate Bill 4709

New York Senate Bill 4709 Requires the department of health to publish and update COVID-19 vaccine distribution data on a weekly basis. Pending 2/9/21.

New York Senate Bill 5295

New York Senate Bill 5295 Requires the commissioner of health to establish at least one state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site in counties outside of the city of New York with a population of at least 300,000; provides that such site shall be open and operational with hours of operation, staffing levels and other resources necessary to ensure that such site operates in a substantially similar manner to other state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites (see also A 6209). Pending 3/1/21.

New York Senate Bill 5398

New York Senate Bill 5398 requires the department of health to provide at least one site in each county of the state which offers COVID-19 vaccinations. Also requires the department establish an enrollment portal enabling residents to receive notification when they become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination and the location of the site nearest the resident. Pending 3/3/21.

New York Senate Bill 8717

New York Senate Bill 8717 requires New York state to develop and implement a plan for the distribution of a Coronavirus medical countermeasure in a manner that prioritizes those communities serving the most vulnerable residents of the state.

New York State Assembly Bill 11179

New York State Assembly Bill 11179 requires a COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in accordance with the department of health’s COVID-19 vaccination administration program and mandates vaccination in certain situations.

North Carolina House Bill 214

North Carolina House Bill 214 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. The purpose of the program is to improve the State’s COVID-19 vaccination rate among historically marginalized populations by partnering with minority businesses to conduct or host public communications, health, or educational initiatives; community vaccination events; social media initiatives; or other activities, all of which shall be approved in advance by the DHHS. Introduced 3/4/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1377

North Dakota House Bill 1377 allows for immunization exemptions for any reason if a vaccine is not approved by the FDA. The vaccine must also be determined safe for at least one year, and manufacturers are required to be liable. Pending 1/25/21.

North Dakota Senate Bill 2133

North Dakota Senate Bill 2133 amends existing legislation so emergency medical services personnel may administer vaccinations (in addition to influenza). Pending 1/5/21.

New York Senate Bill 6203

New York Senate Bill 6203 Provides for the authorization and regulation of visitation at nursing homes and residential health care facilities. Pending 4/15/21.

Ohio House Bill 342

Ohio House Bill 342 would amend current code to allow county recorders to record COVID-19 vaccination record cards. Pending 6/10/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 747

Oklahoma Senate Bill 747 Prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against customers based on their vaccination status. Pending 3/22/21.

Oregon House Bill 3284

Oregon House Bill 3284 protects the privacy of personal health data by prohibiting the disclosure of health data without consent from individuals. A proposed amendment would exempt COVID-19 vaccination status from being considered protected personal health information. Pending 5/26/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 1164

Pennsylvania House Bill 1164 Requires allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine made available after the effective date of this section shall be made to all previously utilized providers unless the provider is removed for cause. Pending 4/14/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 326

Pennsylvania House Bill 326 allows the National Guard, the Department of Health, and PA Emergency Management, to develop plants to establish and operate a COVID-19 vaccination and pharmaceutical administration community site in each region of the state. Allows for appropriately trained PA National Guard to administer immunizations. Enacted 3/3/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 350

Pennsylvania House Bill 350 says a health insurance policy or government program . . . that is offered, issued or renewed in this Commonwealth shall include coverage for, and waive cost-sharing requirements related to, medically necessary COVID-19 diagnosis, COVID-19 treatment and COVID-19 prevention (including vaccines). Pending 2/3/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 63

Pennsylvania House Bill 63 Permits an individual authorized by HHS to administer a COVID-19 vaccination in Pennsylvania. The law would expire 60 days after the termination of the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration order, or December 31, 2022, whichever is earlier. Pending 3/17/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 756

Pennsylvania House Bill 756 Would require the Pennsylvania Department of Health to “distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in a manner consistent with the population of a county receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The department may not consider factors other than a county’s population in the department’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.” Pending 3/23/21.

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 285

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 285 “Allows eligible healthcare providers who receive training in COVID-19-approved vaccines to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Eligible providers include nurse aides, licensed practical nurses, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, nursing students, emergency medical technicians, certified medical first responders, dentists, dental hygienists,
dental students, medical school students and veterinarians. Expires after the COVID-19 disaster emergency. Pending 2/26/21.

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 345

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 345 Would direct the department of health to “authorize individuals with type 1 diabetes . . . to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1A of the COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan.” Pending 3/11/21.

South Carolina House Bill 3217

South Carolina House Bill 3217 Allows individuals to opt out of infectious disease vaccinations for any reason and prohibits regulatory authorities from interfering with the prescribing practices of a practitioner (similar to H 3511). Pending 2/10/21.

South Carolina House Bill 3707

South Carolina House Bill 3707 Requires all first dose vaccines received by the State, which have not already been set for distribution, be allocated to the four public health regions in a per-capita manner with considerations taken into account for factors including, but not limited to, poverty level, infection rates, age, and high-risk populations. Enacted 2/24/21.

South Carolina Resolution H 3578

South Carolina Resolution H 3578 restores the state’s hospitality industry by prioritizing hospitality workers in COVID-19 testing and Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. Pending 1/12/21.

South Carolina Resolution H 3602

South Carolina Resolution H 3602 addresses the low rate of COVID-19 vaccine administration by directing DOH to temporarily authorize certain qualified healthcare workers to administer approved COVID-19 vaccinations regardless of whether they are otherwise prohibited from doing so under any professional scope of practice. (see also S 418, and similar resolutions H 3603 and S 419). Pending 1/28/21.

Tennessee House Bill 1269

Tennessee House Bill 1269 Would create “a civil cause of action for discrimination against an individual on the basis of the individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status.” (see also SB 564). Pending 2/11/21.

Tennessee House Bill 2316

Tennessee House Bill 2316 Requires the department develop and implement a public awareness campaign designed to increase awareness of and educate the public concerning the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines that are approved or authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Pending 2/25/21.

Tennessee Senate Bill 1313

Tennessee Senate Bill 1313 prohibits a school from forcing, coercing, or requiring a student to receive an immunization for COVID-19; prohibits adverse action against a student who refuses to receive an immunization against COVID19; prohibits a school from immunizing students against COVID-19 unless the student or the student’s parent or guardian, if a minor, consents in writing to the immunization. Pending 2/11/21.

Tennessee Senate Bill 7

Tennessee Senate Bill 7 proposes changes to the law that allow for religious exemptions even during a pandemic by removing the clause “in the absense of an epidemic or immediate threat of an epidemic.” Pre-filed 11/18/20.

Texas House Bill 3757

Texas House Bill 3757 Would require the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel convened to develop recommendations for COVID-19 allocation to prioritize the allocation and distribution of vaccines for public school employees. Pending 3/11/21.

Texas House Bill 797

Texas House Bill 797 seeks to authorize more personnel to administer COVID-19 vaccines, including certain hospice and nursing home agencies to administer certain vaccines. Pending 3/10/21.

Utah Senate Bill 1001

Utah Senate Bill 1001 Addresses the use of federal funds from the American Rescue Plan and bars the state from using the monies to provide financial incentives, awards, drawings or prizes, or any similar incentive to those who receive vaccinations. Enacted 5/27/21.

Virginia House Bill 2333

Virginia House Bill 2333 The Department of Health shall establish a process whereby any health care provider who is qualified and available to administer the COVID-19 vaccine may volunteer to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to citizens. Sets out the categories and guidelines. Includes EMTs, paramedics, etc (see also H 2328). Enacted 2/15/21.

Virginia House Bill 5122

Virginia House Bill 5122 would require the department of health convene a work group to develop a plan to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines and other medications for COVID-19. Failed.

Virginia Senate Bill 1116

Virginia Senate Bill 1116 – Alters powers of the State Health Commissioner in an epidemic to allows for religious exemption to vaccination. Pre-filed 12/21/20.

Virginia Senate Bill 1445

Virginia Senate Bill 1445 requires the Department of Health to establish a process whereby any health care provider who is qualified and available to administer the COVID-19 vaccine may do so and sets out which health care providers are eligible to volunteer. The bill also requires the Department to establish a process on its website whereas medical facilities, businesses, public and private institutions of higher education, and any other professional or community entities may register their facilities as sites that may be approved as COVID-19 vaccine administration sites. Enacted 2/15/21. .

Virginia Senate Bill 1451

Virginia Senate Bill 1451 is a bill preventing the state from denying access or fair opportunity to use state property based on a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status. Passed by indefinitely in committee 1/27/21.

Washington House Bill 1006

Washington House Bill 1006 Establishes the right of every Washington resident to decline an immunization or vaccination based on religion or conscience. Re-establishes the philosophical or personal exemption for MMR. Pre-filed 12/8/20.

Washington House Bill 1006

Washington House Bill 1006 establishes the right of every Washington resident to decline an immunization or vaccination based on religion or conscience. Re-establishes the philosophical or personal exemption for MMR. Pre-filed 12/8/20.

Washington House Bill 1368

Washington House Bill 1368 Puts COVID-19 public health response account, consisting of funds appropriated by the legislature and grants for activities related to COVID-19, into the custody of the state treasurer. Only the secretary or designee may authorize expenditures related to the public health response to COVID-19, including costs related to administering COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 2/5/21.

Washington House Bill 1420

Washington House Bill 1420 is a bill ensuring critical school employees receive priority for reciet o the COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 1/29/21.

Washington Senate Bill 5420

Washington Senate Bill 5420 relates to hospital data reporting requirements for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prevents the state from adding additional reporting requirements other than those established in the bill or if reasonably necessary to address COVID-19 pandemic for patient care and vaccines. Pending 2/3/21

West Virginia House Bill 2962

West Virginia House Bill 2962 would authorize dentists and dental hygienists to administer vaccines during declared public health emergencies. Pending 3/8/21.

West Virginia Senate Bill 564

West Virginia Senate Bill 564 gives employees of county or municipal offices in West Virginia who desire to have the COVID-19 vaccine priority relating to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule. The decision to take the vaccine for these employees shall be optional at the discretion of the employee, not mandatory. Pending 3/5/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1 – In addition to many other things, this bill 1) prohibits mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 by both employers and local health officers, 2) addresses SeniorCare vaccination coverage, 3) requires reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccines administered by pharmacists, 4) requires health insurance coverage of COVID-19 vaccination, and 5) allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccine. Pending 1/5/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 5

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 5 prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine distribution including 1) requiring the Department of Health Services to include people ages 60 or older in the highest level of priority for COVID-19 vaccine, 2) Defining who are considered frontline essential workers, 3) Stipulating other vaccine administration requirements related to the federal pharmacy program and LTCFs and a plan for the general public, 4) Requires DHS to implement a single centralized public platform for identifying populations eligible to receive the vaccine and allowing those people to make appointments. Pending 1/28/21.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 13

Wisconsin Senate Bill 13 authorizes dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Requires a dentist complete training and have in effect liability insurance meeting certain requirements. A dentist may not administer a COVID-19 or flu vaccine to a child under the age of six unless the vaccine is administered pursuant to a prescription order and the dentist completes training that includes administering vaccines to children under the age of six. Requires the dentist update IIS within seven days of administration. Pending 1/28/21.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 8

Wisconsin Senate Bill 8 Prevents the Department of Health from prioritizing people who are incarcerated for COVID-19 vaccine. Allows for an incarcerated individual to receive vaccine only in the phase they would otherwise receive vaccine if they were not incarcerated. Pending 1/27/21.

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Mandates

Alabama House Bill 214

Alabama House Bill 214 bill would prohibit an employer from taking adverse action against an employee or prospective employee based on the employee’s coronavirus immunization status. This bill would also prohibit a ticket issuer from denying entry to an entertainment event based on a person’s coronavirus immunization status. Pending 2/2/21.

Alabama House Bill 278

Alabama House Bill 278 repeals existing law authorizing municipalities to adopt and enforce ordinances to compel vaccination and requires that if a specific immunization is ever required by law, exemptions shall be provided for individuals who oppose immunization based on religious or personal beliefs. Pending 2/2/21.

Alabama House Bill 617 (PDF)

Alabama House Bill 617 would prohibit the issuance of vaccine passports by state and local government entities. Prohibits state and local government entities from requiring an individual to receive an immunization as a condition for receiving a government benefit or service, with exceptions. Also prohibits entities or individuals doing business in this state from refusing to provide goods or services to an individual based on the immunization status. Pending 4/13/21.

Alabama Senate Bill 267

Alabama Senate Bill 267 Prohibits vaccine passports and allows religious, personal belief, and medical exemptions from vaccine mandates, but does not include universities, hospitals, or healthcare employees. Pending 4/22/21.

Alaska House Bill 175

Alaska House Bill 175 Prevents a business, state agency, the University of Alaska, or a municipality, school district, or other unit of local government from requiring an individual undergo vaccination against COVID-19, or require proof of vaccination, to access an area or service that is open to the public. Unless authorized by federal law, an employer may not require an employee or applicant for employment to undergo or prove receipt of a medical vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Pending 4/16/21.

Alaska House Bill 76

Alaska House Bill 76 – In addition to other COVID-19 related emergency response topics, this bill states “An individual may object to the administration of a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine based on religious, medical, or other grounds. A parent or guardian of a minor child may object to the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine to the minor child based on religious, medical, or other grounds. A person may not require an individual to provide justification or documentation to support the individual’s decision to decline a COVID-19 vaccine or to decline a COVID-19 vaccine for a minor child.” Enacted 5/1/21.

Arizona House Bill 2190 - Strike amendment (PDF)

Arizona House Bill 2190 – Strike amendment is a bill which was amended to include language that would prevent vaccine passports; prohibits any local or state government entity from requiring vaccinations (with the exception of student immunizations) and also prohibits businesses from conditioning services for those that have received a vaccine. This bill does not specifically name COVID-19 vaccines, meaning that it would cover any vaccinations. It does not include school faculty or employees of hospitals or other health care institutes from being exempted from vaccines. Pending 4/1/21.

Arizona House Bill 2897 (PDF)

Arizona House Bill 2897 Would prohibit any university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents from requiring faculty, staff, or students receive COVID-19 vaccine (see also SB 1825). Adjournment sin dine.

Arizona House Bill 2898 (PDF)

Arizona House Bill 2898 Prohibits school districts or charter schools from requiring a student or teacher receive a vaccine for COVID-19 or to wear a face covering to participate in in-person instruction. Enacted 6/30/21.

Arizona Senate Bill 1430

Arizona Senate Bill 1430 Removes governor’s authority to mandate vaccination during a declared emergency and changes to “encourage, when appropriate.” Also defines a highly contagious and highly fatal disease as counties where at least 3.5% of the population is confirmed to be infected and the death rate is greater than 3.5%. Pending 1/28/21.

Arizona Senate Bill 1648

Arizona Senate Bill 1648 is a bill prevenitng COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 immunization status as a condition of employment or entry into any business or public space or to receive any service or good. Pending 2/4/21.

Arizona Senate Bill 1824

Arizona Senate Bill 1824 requires employers offer a reasonable accommodation if an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs prevent them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Prohibits government from establishing COVID-19 vaccine passports, requiring a person be vaccinated for COVID-19, requiring a business obtain proof of COVID-19 vaccination status of patrons. Provides an exemption for healthcare institutions. Enacted 6/30/21.

Arkansas House Bill 1547

Arkansas House Bill 1547 would prohibit requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for school attendance and employment. Introduced 2/23/21.

Arkansas Senate Bill 615

Arkansas Senate Bill 615 Prohibits state agencies, entities, and state and local health officials from requiring vaccine passports for any purpose. Enacted 4/30/21.

California Assembly Bill 327

California Assembly Bill 327 prohibits governmental authorities from adopting or enforcing requirements that an individual provides documentation of an individual’s vaccination status for any COVID-19 vaccine administered under EUA, as a condition of receiving any service or entering any place. Also applies to any public or private entity that receives or is awarded state funds through any means. Pending 4/15/21.

Connecticut House Bill 5401

Connecticut House Bill 5401 is to prohibit the State of Connecticut or any employee thereof from mandating a COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 1/22/21.

Connecticut House Bill 5402

Connecticut House Bill 5402 is to prohibit employers and public officials from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 1/22/21.

Delaware House Bill 209

Delaware House Bill 209 prohibits a state agency, political subdivision of the state, school district, charter school, or any person that is the annual recipient of $10,000,000 or more from the state, from requiring an individual receive the COVID-19 vaccine or prove vaccination status, to access an area of service that is open to the public [or] exercise a lawful right or receive a benefit or service that is available to the public. Pending 6/3/21.

Florida House Bill 13

Florida House Bill 13 will prohibit state and local authorities, with the exception of government hospitals, from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 2/24/21.

Florida House Bill 6003

Florida House Bill 6003 Removes authority of State Health Officer to order vaccinations upon declaration of a public health emergency. Pending 1/15/21.

Florida Senate Bill 2006

Florida Senate Bill 2006 Cements the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine passport ban and includes business, schools, and government. Restricts emergency public health orders by allowing the governor to override local orders if they “unnecessarily restrict individual rights or liberties.” Enacted 5/3/21.

Florida Senate Bill 364

Florida Senate Bill 364 prohibits businesses and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination status. Pending 1/11/21.

Georgia House Bill 412

Georgia House Bill 412 is a bill stipulating that state or local government cannot require the receipt of COVID-19 vaccines for any reason, including, but not limited to, as a condition of employment, school attendance, professional licensure, educational certification or degree, admittance to any place of business or entertainment, or access to any mode of transportation if certain requirements are unmet. Requirements include being “licensed for use, not including emergency use authorization, by the United States Food and Drug Administration,” being evaluated for long-term potential health impacts, and other study criteria. Pending 2/11/21.

Illinois House Bill 3682

Illinois House Bill 3682 prohibits employers “from requiring that employees receive a vaccine that has been approved under emergency use authorization as a condition of employment.” Pending 2/22/21.

Illinois House Bill 4106

Illinois House Bill 4106 prohibits an institution of higher education from requiring a person obtain a COVID-19 vaccination or show a COVID-19 vaccine credential as a condition of enrollment or participation as a student in any of its programs. Introduced 6/28/21.

Indiana House Bill 1405

Indiana House Bill 1405 Insurance legislation which included a ban on “immunization passports” by state or local government. Enacted 4/29/21.

Indiana Senate Bill 74

Indiana Senate Bill 74 Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee receive any immunization against the employee’s religious beliefs or conscience. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation. Pending 1/25/21.

Iowa House File 330

Iowa House File 330 Prevents employers from penalizing or discriminating against employees or potential employees with respect to compensation, terms, or priviledges of employment based on employee’s vaccination history or the refusal of the employee to receive a vaccine or provide proof of immunity. Specifically prohibits hospitals and healthcare facilities from mandating employee vaccination (see also SF 193). Pending 2/2/21.

Iowa Senate Bill 2015

Iowa Senate Bill 2015 Amends the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Act, the University of Illinois Hospital Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, and the Nursing Home Care Act to require Veterans Home employees, hospital ICU workers, and employee of a nursing home facilities receive a vaccine for COVID-19 if offered. Pending 2/26/21.

Kansas Senate Bill 159

Kansas Senate Bill 159 Appropriations bill. Includes provision that state money cannot be used to 1) issue a COVID-19 vaccination passport to any individual without their consent, 2) require an individual to use a COVID-19 passport within the state for any purpose, 3) deny housing or refuse access to places accessible to the public, including entry, education, travel, and services (see also HB 2272). Enacted 5/26/21.

Kansas Senate Bill 213

Kansas Senate Bill 213 Bill making it unlawful for employers to take adverse actions against employees based on their vaccination status. Failed 3/5/21.

Kentucky Senate Bill 37

Kentucky Senate Bill 37 would undo the state’s authority to require immunization during an epidemic (see also, HB 36 and A 301). Pending 1/5/21.

Kentucky Senate Bill 8

Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would amend existing legislation to allow people to opt-out of vaccine mandates during an epidemic based on “conscientiously held beliefs.” The bill would also require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to create an accessible standardized form for written vaccine exemptions. Pending 3/5/21.

Kentucky Senate Bill 98

Kentucky Senate Bill 98 Prevents employers from requiring immunization as a condition of employment and from taking action against employees due to immunization status. Pending 1/9/21.

Louisiana House Bill 103

Louisiana House Bill 103 says the state, a state agency, or a political subdivision of the state shall not refuse to permit, renew, or withhold a business license or professional license solely on the basis that the business has refused to mandate a COVID-19 vaccination or immunization for any employee or customer. Pending 5/24/21.

Louisiana House Bill 349

Louisiana House Bill 349 Prohibits the inclusion of vaccination verification or immunity status on driver’s licenses or ID cards and prevents the Department of Public Safety and Corrections from issuing/revocing licenses/IDs based on vaccination status. Passed both chambers and sent to governor 6/11/21.

Louisiana House Bill 49

Louisiana House Bill 49 Prohibits any requirement for persons to receive an immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 if there is no FDA-approved vaccine and several conditions have been met. Failed 9/29/20.

Louisiana House Bill 498

Louisiana House Bill 498 Would prohibit any official, governing authority, or agency of the state from distinguishing between individuals based on whether a person has or has not had a vaccination or whether a person is or is not immune to a virus. The provision would not apply to school immunization requirements. Pending 5/24/21.

Louisiana House Bill 579

Louisiana House Bill 579 Provides for rights of individuals to bodily autonomy and to make healthcare decisions. Includes requirement that individuals be free to accept or refuse any health service, medical testing, intervention, treatment or vaccine based on personal, religious or philosophical beliefs. Prohibits restrictions of employment, travel, education, child care, insurance, sports participation,and more, based on individual’s exercising their right to bodily autonomy. Pending 4/2/21.

Maine Legislative Docket 867

Maine Legislative Docket 867 places a five-year moratorium on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations ot allow for safety testing and investigations into reproductive harm (see also HP 635). Pre-filed 3/8/21.

Massachusetts Senate Bill 2499

Massachusetts Senate Bill 2499 Requires community colleges to require COVID-19 vaccine immunization for all students and employees enrolled in on-campus learning. Would expire July 1, 2022. Pending 7/21/21.

Michigan House Bill 4667

Michigan House Bill 4667 Prohibits governmental entities from producing or issuing COVID-19 vaccination passports and providing an incentive for COVID-19 vaccination passports. Pending 5/13/21.

Michigan House Bill 4736

Michigan House Bill 4736 Prevents the Department from promoting or enforcing a rule requiring an individual to be immunized against COVID-19. Pending 5/4/21.

Michigan Senate Bill 457

Michigan Senate Bill 457 Would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or a local health officer from issuing an emergency order that requires a minor to receive a vaccination for COVID-19. Pending 5/25/21.

Minnesota House File 2348

Minnesota House File 2348 is a resolution “to protect” citizens from COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Pending 3/22/21.

Minnesota House Fill 261

Minnesota House Fill 261 requires COVID-19 vaccine be available to school employees at the same time as frontline essential workers. The bill also bans COVID-19 vaccine requirements for school employees and students. Pending 2/1/21.

Minnesota Senate File 1589

Minnesota Senate File 1589 prevents state or local government from requiring any communicable disease immunization or proof of immunization or testing status. Pending 3/1/21.

Minnesota Senate File 2431

Minnesota Senate File 2431 Prohibits government from requiring 1) any communicable disease immunization, 2) records of immunization status, 3) communicable disease testing. Also prohibits employers from requiring digital contact tracing. Pending 4/16/21.

Mississippi House Bill 1163

Mississippi House Bill 1163 prevents public agencies from using state funds to require a person to recieve an immunization or vaccination against COVID-19. Died in committee 2/2/21.

Mississippi House Bill 719

Mississippi House Bill 719 prohibits public and private employers from requiring employes receive a vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Died in committee 2/2/21.

Missouri House Bill 271

Missouri House Bill 271 Prohibits local governments that receive public funds from requiring proof of COVID-19 immunization to access transportation or public accommodations. The legislation also requires public health orders to be re-evaluated every 30 days. If no state of emergency has been issued by the state, local leaders can only implement restrictions for 21 calendar days in a 180-day period.

Montana House Bill 415

Montana House Bill 415 would have prohibited discrimination based on vaccination status, including prohibiting immunity passports, employer requirements, and access to goods and services. Failed 2/26/21.

Montana House Bill 702

Montana House Bill 702 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status and bans vaccine passports. Makes it unlawful for a person or governmental entity to deny goods or services, educational opportunities, employment, or healthcare access based on vaccination status. Does not apply to existing school vaccination requirements, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities. Enacted 5/7/21.

Nebraska Legislative Bill 643

Nebraska Legislative Bill 643 stipulates that it is the right of 1) citizens, 2) parents with respect to their dependents, and 3) each business with respect to its employees, to accept or decline a mandatory vaccination directive by the state government. 2/4/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 220

New Hampshire House Bill 220 Bans discrimination against a person for a refusal to accept unwanted medical intervention, including immunization. Public hearing on 2/8/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 506

New Hampshire House Bill 506 requires equal access to public accommodations for persons who have declined medical treatments or use of medical devices, including vaccination status, and refusing to wear a medical device such as a face mask. Pending 3/8/11.

New Jersey Assembly 5609

New Jersey Assembly 5609 Makes it illegal to ask any individual if the individual has received a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, to require any individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or to require any individual to show proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of or as a prerequisite to: (1) entry into any building, office, or structure owned or operated by a State, county, or municipal government entity; or (2) participation in a program or the receipt of any benefit or service offered directly or indirectly by a State, county, or municipal government entity. Pending 5/12/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5096

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5096 Restricts establishment of mandates to become vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); establishes reimbursement program to cover certain out-of-pocket costs incurred in obtaining COVID-19 vaccine. Pre-filed 12/10/20.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5611

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5611 – Under the bill, colleges or universities are prohibited from : (1) requiring COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of a student’s admission, enrollment, financial aid, or access to housing; (2) taking adverse actions against students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, including, restricting students’ ability to: access and use buildings and structures; attend in-person or online classes; choose courses and majors; attend or participate in activities, graduation ceremonies, groups, organizations, programs, or sports; work on campus; or participate in on- or off-campus learning opportunities and internships or teaching assistant positions; (3) giving students diminished grades for coursework; or (4) restricting access to administrative services, including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, diplomas, transcripts, or other records. Pending 5/12/21.

New Jersey Senate BIll 3681

New Jersey Senate BIll 3681 Makes it unlawful to ask if any individual has received the COVID-19 vaccine or require proof of vaccination. Includes business, travel, governmental activity or spaces, child or adult day care, and all levels of schooling, professional licensing, etc.

New Mexico Senate Bill 238

New Mexico Senate Bill 238 Would remove health secretary’s authority to isolate or quarantine a person who is unable or unwilling for reasons of health, religion or conscience to undergo vaccination pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in the Public Health Emergency Response Act. Pending 2/2/21.

New York Assembly 4602

New York Assembly 4602 Prohibits mandatory immunization against the coronavirus; prohibits requiring immunization for attendance at school or day care, transportation, travel, entering public buildings, employment, nursing home residency or receiving government services; provides that no proof of vaccine shall be required or used; prohibits incentive for administering or receiving vaccination. Pending 2/4/21.

New York Assembly 7829

New York Assembly 7829 Requires certain post-secondary students be immunized against COVID-19. Pending 5/25/21.

New York Assembly Bill 2081

New York Assembly Bill 2081 is a bill directing the commissioner of health to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for residential health care facilities and to prioritize the distribution of such vaccines to such facilities. Pending 1/14/21.

New York Assembly Bill 4269

New York Assembly Bill 4269 Prohibits the mandating of the COVID-19 vaccine for adults, children under 18, and incapacitated adults. Pending 2/1/21.

New York Assembly Bill 7100

New York Assembly Bill 7100 Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and enacts a vaccine bill of rights. Pending 4/22/21.

New York Senate Bill 6495

New York Senate Bill 6495 This bill would require post-secondary students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for school attendance.

New York Senate Bill 6747

New York Senate Bill 6747 Prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children <18 years, “incapacitated persons” unless their guardian consents. No child <18 shall be required to receive a vaccine against COVID-19 unless a guardian requests and consents to have the child vaccinated. Prohibits schools and daycares from requiring COVID-19 vaccination of students or staff. Prohibits vaccine passports. Pending 5/13/21.

New York Senate Bill 7268

New York Senate Bill 7268 Prohibits a government entity from requiring individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 6/30/21.

New York State Assembly Bill 11172

New York State Assembly Bill 11172 Prohibits mandatory immunization against the coronavirus. Referred to Health 12/4/20.

New York State Assembly Bill 11179

New York State Assembly Bill 11179 Requires a COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in accordance with the department of health’s COVID-19 vaccination administration program and mandates vaccination in certain situations. Pending 12/4/20.

North Carolina House Bill 558

North Carolina House Bill 558 Stipulates that the State nor any agency or subdivision of the State shall create, impose, or allow to be imposed any device or method of identification that might be considered to be a vaccine passport which would be required of any citizen seeking to travel, to enter any public space or private property, or to do any business within the State of North Carolina. Pending 4/13/21.

North Carolina House Bill 686

North Carolina House Bill 686 Prohibits vaccine passports for COVID-19 vaccines approved via EUA. Includes buildings or land owned or controlled by the state or its subdivisions, including schools, colleges, and universities. Pending 5/5/21.

North Carolina House Bill 779

North Carolina House Bill 779 would prohibit a COVID-19 vaccine mandate and asserts no person can be required to provide proof of vaccination for entering businesses, attending public events, accessing public transportation, attending school, etc. It would also prohibit employers of health care providers from requesting their employees promote COVID-19 vaccines to patients and require health care providers to attest that they have a professional obligation to regularly check the VAERS database. Pending 5/4/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1301

North Dakota House Bill 1301 prevents employers from requiring immunizations as a condition of employment, except for health care facilities meeting specific criteria. Pending 2/4/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1307

North Dakota House Bill 1307 prohibits public accommodations from refusing services to an individual because the individual has not been vaccinated; and to provide a penalty. Failed 2/4/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1320

North Dakota House Bill 1320 is a bill banning mandates and prohibiting vaccine requirements as a condition for entry to education, employment or services. Pending 1/19/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1465

North Dakota House Bill 1465 Prohibits businesses and government entities from requiring documentation to certify vaccination status or immunity before providing access to a business, or state property, funds or services. Doesn’t apply to healthcare and longterm care providers. Prohibits governmental entities form publishing or sharing an individuals vaccination records except as authorized by the individual. Does not apply to state board of higher education and institutions under its control or to university systems if they meet specific criteria. Doesn’t apply during a public health disaster or emergency. Only applies to vaccines authorized under an EUA. Enacted 5/20/21.

Ohio House Bill 244

Ohio House Bill 244 Prevents public schools from requiring an individual receive a vaccine for which the FDA has not granted full approval. Prohibits discrimination against individuals who have not received a vaccine, including requiring them to engage/refrain from activities or precautions that differ from those who are vaccinated. Does not apply to a hospital or healthcare facility owned, or affiliated, with a state institution of higher education. Passed senate 6/28/21.

Ohio House Bill 248

Ohio House Bill 248 Allows individuals to decline vaccination by submitting a verbal or written statement of declination that state reasoning. Allowable reasons include “medical contraindications, natural immunity, reasons of conscience., including religious convictions.” For minors, the declination must be made by a guardian. Pending 4/12/21.

Ohio House BIll 253

Ohio House Bill 253 Prohibits requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter state and public sectors, as well as prohibit disclosing or releasing this information without the individual’s written consent. Pending 4/14/21.

Ohio House Bill 268

Ohio House Bill 268 Prohibits an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated. Failed 6/4/19.

Ohio House Bill 350

Ohio House Bill 350 Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccination – applies to employers and public officials. Prohibits requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Doesn’t apply to healthcare providers once the vaccine is fully authorized but requires health care providers be offered religious and medical exemptions. Explicitly bans technology companies from disclosing or releasing information related to an individual’s medical history, including through scannable code, except for purposes of medical care or international travel. Pending 6/16/21.

Ohio Senate Bill 169

Ohio Senate Bill 169 Prohibits mandatory vaccinations against the coronavirus and requiring proof of vaccinations except as required by federal law. Pending 4/28/21.

Oklahoma House Bill 1669

Oklahoma House Bill 1669 is a bill authorizing state officials the authority during a catastrophic health emergency to provide care, treatment, and vaccination only “to persons who are interested in being vaccinated.” Pending 2/1/21.

Oklahoma House Bill 2335

Oklahoma House Bill 2335 Prevents governmental entities from mandating any vaccination. Pending 3/17/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 223

Oklahoma Senate Bill 223 Prevents compulsory immunization by a public entity by direct and indirect means and bans punishment including monetary fines, for refusal to receive immunization. First reading 2/1/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 352

Oklahoma Senate Bill 352 Would prohibit any state entity or political subdivision of the state, through direct or indirect means, from compelling or coercing any person under its jurisdiction to undergo any unwanted medical procedure including, but not limited to, immunization, using any unwanted medical device, or wearing any face covering. Pending 2/2/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 835

Oklahoma Senate Bill 835 prohibits the discrimination of any person on the basis of their vaccination or immunity status by any public accommodation. No entity may provide financial incentives for immunization, segregate vaccinated or unvaccinated persons, restrict persons from a privilege enjoyed by others, deny program participation, or treat any individual differently from others in determining whether that individual satisfies any admission or membership requirement. Pending 2/19/21.

Oregon House Bill 3407

Oregon House Bill 3407 Would prohibit a public body from requiring proof of vaccination to access public amenities, and from issuing COVID-19 vaccine passports. Pending 6/14/21.

Pennslyvania Senate Bill 618

Pennslyvania Senate Bill 618 Prohibits government-mandated vaccinations and places mandating responsibility onto individual businesses. Further prohibits the use of proof of vaccination, or “COVID-19 passports,” as a requisite for entry or service. Pending 6/14/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 262

Pennsylvania House Bill 262 – “The Right to Refuse Act,” would allow for an employee or prospective employee to refuse an “invasive” medical test and/or vaccination formerly required by an employer; protects said employees from retaliation if they refuse. Detailed criteria would include COVID-19 tests and vaccinations. Pending 1/26/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 5097

Rhode Island House Bill 5097 is a bill making it unlawful for a person or entity to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations in violation of the state’s vaccination schedule with a punishment of up to 3 years of imprisonment, and a misdemeanor with up to 6 months of imprisonment for a individual person allowing themselves to be vaccinated with the knowledge that they are ineligible to receive vaccine. Pending 2/5/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 5989

Rhode Island House Bill 5989 would prohibit discrimination against individuals for refusing to vaccinate, including in employment situations and in public accommodations. Makes vaccination status a protected class. Prohibits companies or businesses from requiring proof of vaccination prior to entry and makes it so the governor would be unable to mandate individual vaccination as part of an emergency declaration plan. Pending 4/16/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 6302

Rhode Island House Bill 6302 Would prohibit public agencies and private businesses, including universities, from requiring proof of vaccination prior to entry. Would also allow for license-issuing agencies to revoke or deny business licenses to businesses or agencies that fail to comply with the bill. Committee recommended measure be held for further study 5/17/21.

South Carolina House Bill 3511

South Carolina House Bill 3511 Allows individuals to opt out of infectious disease vaccinations and prohibits discrimination against individuals who exercise their right not to be vaccinated. In committee 1/26/21.

South Carolina House Bill 3126

South Carolina House Bill 3126 is a bill making it unlawful for the State to accept any federal funds to enforce an unlawful federal mask mandate or unlawful federal vaccine mandate. Pending 1/27/21.

South Carolina House Bill 4391

South Carolina House Bill 4391 Prohibits governmental entities and educational institutions from requiring documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to services. “For purposes of this subsection, ‘educational institution’ means a school, including a preschool, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, secondary school, career center, and post-secondary school, whether public or nonpublic.” The restrictions would not apply to healthcare workers. Pending 5/13/21.

South Carolina Senate Bill 177

South Carolina Senate Bill 177 prevents people from being compelled to undergo COVID-19 vaccination, including by employers and the Department of Health. Prevents the DOH from requiring isolation or quarantine for people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 during a public health emergency (see also H 3711). Pending 1/12/21.

South Dakota House Bill 1159

South Dakota House Bill 1159 prohibits interference with the right to bodily integrity in contagious disease control. Includes being free from any threat or compulsion to accept any medical intervention, including vaccination. Pending 2/11/21.

Tennessee House Bill 1147

Tennessee House Bill 1147 prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to receive an immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 against the will of the employee as a condition of maintaining employment; prohibits the employer from taking adverse action against an employee refusing such immunization or vaccination (See also SB 1308). Pending 2/10/21.

Tennessee House Bill 13

Tennessee House Bill 13 Prohibits state and local authorities from requiring COVID-19 vaccination. Pending 1/27/21.

Tennessee Senate Bill 320

Tennessee Senate Bill 320 prohibits a person from denying an individual the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement on the grounds of the wearing or use of a medical device, or whether the individual has received medical treatment (including immunizations). Pending 2/10/21.

Tennessee Senate Bill 858

Tennessee Senate Bill 858 Prohibits the state from 1) mandating businesses to require proof of vaccination, and 2) requiring proof of vaccination as a condition of entering buildings or using services provided by state or local government (see also HB 575). Enacted 5/26/21.

Texas House Bill 1687

Texas House Bill 1687 Would prohibit discrimination in employment practices against those who do not receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pending 2/8/21.

Texas Senate Bill 2245

Texas Senate Bill 2245 would make it unlawful for an employer, labor organization, or employment agency to “discriminate against an individual because the individual has not received the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Texas Senate Bill 968

Texas Senate Bill 968 is a public health emergency preparedness bill that includes an amendment to ban governmental entities from issuing vaccine passports and prevent businesses from requiring a customer provide COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Pending 5/10/21.

Utah House Bill 308

Utah House Bill 308 prohibits a governmental entity from requiring that an individual receive a vaccine for COVID-19. Pending 2/5/21.

Vermont House Bill 283

Vermont House Bill 283 prohibits any interference with an individual’s rights to bodily autonomy, to make the individual’s own health care decisions, and to be free to accept or refuse any health or medical intervention, testing, treatment, or vaccine based on the individual’s own religious, conscientious, or person beliefs. Introduced 2/18/21.

Virginia House Bill 2242

Virginia House Bill 2242 Prohibits discrimination based on a person’s vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine. Prohibit school vaccination requirement for COVID-19 and removes Health Commissioner authority to require COVID-19 vaccine. Tabled 1/28/21.

Virginia House Bill 5070

Virginia House Bill 5070 Eliminates the authority of the Board of Health or Commissioner of Health to require a person receive a vaccine during an epidemic of a disease of public health importance despite the person’s objection to the vaccine on the grounds that such immunizing agents conflict with their religious tenets or practices. Failed 8/25/20

Washington House Bill 1065

Washington House Bill 1065 Prevents government or private entities from requiring epidemic or pandemic vaccines (including COVID-19 vaccine) for any reason, including as a condition of employment, school attendance, professional licensure, access to any mode of transportation, etc., unless the vaccine and safety studies meet a list of lengthy and specific requirements. In committee 1/11/21.

Washington House Bill 1065

Washington House Bill 1065 Prevents government or private entities from requiring epidemic or pandemic vaccines (including COVID-19 vaccine) for any reason, including as a condition of employment, school attendance, professional licensure, access to any mode of transportation, etc., unless the vaccine and safety studies meet a list of lengthy and specific requirements. In committee 1/11/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1 In it’s original form this bill prohibits mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 by both employers and local health officers, along with many other things. Pending 1/5/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 299

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 299 Prohibits proof of vaccination for COVID-19 as a condition of receiving business and government services. Pending 5/3/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 303

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 303 Prohibits businesses from discriminating against customers or clients based on vaccination record. Pending 5/3/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 347

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 347 prohibits University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from requiring students or prospective students to be tested for, or receive a vaccine against COVID-19, as a condition of attendance or presence on campus. Pending 6/9/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 316

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 316 Prohibits state and governmental entities from discriminating against a person based on COVID-19 vaccination status or ability to show proof of vaccination. Pending 6/9/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 309

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 309 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status; includes employment, housing, public and charter schools, post-secondary schools, jury duty, insurers, real estate brokers, etc. Pending 5/13/21.

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau 3156

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau 3156 Would prohibit University of Wisconsin System Institutions and technical colleges from requiring testing or vaccination for COVID-19. Introduced 5/6/21.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 4

Wisconsin Senate Bill 4 Prohibits state and local health authorities from requiring individuals receive a vaccine against COVID-19. Pending 1/22/21.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 5

Wisconsin Senate Bill 5 Prohibits employers from requiring an employee or prospective employee receive a vaccine against COVID-19. Pending 1/22/21.

Wyoming Senate File 94

Wyoming Senate File 94 says no governmental entity or public employee shall force, require or coerce a person to receive an immunization or vaccination for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Died in committee returned bill pursuant to SR 504 4/7/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

State/Federal Authority to Mandate COVID Vaccine

Report from the Congressional Research Service on State and Federal…

Pharmacy

Arizona Senate Bill 1334

Arizona Senate Bill 1334 is a bill permitting licensed pharmacists to administer vaccines recommended by CDC ACIP for a person who is at least six years old without a prescription. Would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines to a person who is at least three years old but not older than six years old with a prescription order. Failed.

Arkansas House Bill 1134

Arkansas House Bill 1134 allows pharmacists to prescribe, administer, deliver, distribute or dispense vaccines, immunizations, and anti-allergy medications during adverse events, to people 3 years of age or older. Pending 1/12/21. See also HB 1135 which authorizes pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations to people 3 years of age or older.

California Assembly 1710

California Assembly 1710 Authorizes a pharmacist to independently initiate and administer any COVID 19 vaccines approved or authorized by the FDA under specified circumstances. Enacted 9/24/20.

California Assembly Bill 1064

California Assembly Bill 1064 Would authorize a pharmacist to independently initiate and administer any vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA for persons 3 years of age and older. Pending 3/16/21.

Florida House Bill 1063

Florida House Bill 1063 Revises recommended immunizations or vaccines certified pharmacist or certified pharmacy intern may order or administer to persons of all ages to include all immunizations or vaccines recommended by CDC or ACIP; deletes provision requiring written protocol to include terms & conditions imposed by supervising physician upon pharmacist (similar, but not the same as SB 494). Pending 3/2/21.

Florida House Bill 825

Florida House Bill 825 allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to kids who are at least 7 years old. Failed 3/14/20.

Florida Senate Bill 494

Florida Senate Bill 494 is anact revising the specified vaccines that certain pharmacists and interns may administer to adults to include only vaccines recommended by CDC and ACIP. Pending 1/7/21.

Florida Senate Bill 768

Florida Senate Bill 768 Allows pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines to individuals 7 years or older. Expands list of immunizations pharmacists may administer to adults to include all those authorized for emergency use by the FDA as of April 30, 2021. Enacted 6/21/21.

Indiana Senate BIll 2017

Indiana Senate BIll 2017 Budget legislation for fiscal year 2022. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act to allow pharmacists to vaccinate patients 7 years of age and older with all vaccines on the recommended CDC schedule (rather than just flu and Tdap) and requires reimbursement at the same rates as physician’s offices.

Indiana Senate Bill 47

Indiana Senate Bill 47 Allows only a: (1) pharmacist; and (2) pharmacist technician under direct supervision; to administer an immunization for COVID-19. (Current law allows a pharmacist intern and pharmacist student who meets certain requirements to administer immunizations that pharmacists are allowed to administer.) Pending 1/27/21.

Iowa House File 794

Iowa House File 794 The bill would allow a pharmacist to order and administer testing and vaccination for COVID-19. Pending 3/8/21.

Iowa House Study Bill 91

Iowa House Study Bill 91 Expands pharmacist scope of practice to administer certain vaccines to patients age 3 and older including vaccines related to COVID-19. Pending 1/26/21.

Iowa Senate File 296

Iowa Senate File 296 Would authorize pharmacists to prescribe and administer vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, to patients aged three years age and older. The bill would also allow a pharmacist to prescribe and administer a vaccine or immunization for influenza and other emergency immunizations or vaccines in response to a public health emergency to patients ages six months and older. Pending 2/9/21.

Louisiana Senate Bill 51

Louisiana Senate Bill 51 Provides for immunizations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, to be administered by pharmacists. Failed.

Minnesota House File 2602

Minnesota House File 2602 would authorize pharmacists and pharmacist technicians and pharmacist interns, as delegated by a pharmacist, to order and administer FDA approved vaccines to individuals three years aged or older pursuant to ACIP recommendations. Pending 5/6/21.

Montana House Bill 250

Montana House Bill 250 provides for pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians to administer routine immunizations or COVID-19 immunizations to individuals 3 years of age or older. Hearing 2/9/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 1639

New Hampshire House Bill 1639 Among many other healthcare-related things, authorizes pharmacists to administer a coronavirus vaccine if one is available. Enacted 7/29/20.

New Hampshire House Bill 572

New Hampshire House Bill 572 extends authority for pharmacist administration of vaccines to include vaccines approved by the CDC and allows licensed advanced pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines. Requires IIS reporting. Pending 1/12/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 592

New Hampshire House Bill 592 establishes a requirement for pharmaceutical companies providing vaccines to post a bond for the reimbursement or payment of costs related to illness and death due to the vaccine. Pending 2/3/21.

New Hampshire Senate Bill 155

New Hampshire Senate Bill 155 Among other things, this bill would authorize COVID-19 testing and vaccination by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pending 2/11/21.

New Jersey Senate Bill 2889

New Jersey Senate Bill 2889 Revises requirements for pharmacists to administer immunizations and authorizes pharmacists to administer COVID-19 immunization.

New York Assembly Bill 1221

New York Assembly Bill 1221 Allows pharmacists to administer prescribed immunizations to adults and medications required for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis while administering said immunization. The commissioner of health may issue a non-patient specific regiment applicable statewise. Pharmacists may immunize children between 2-18 years against influenza with a patient specific or non-patient specific regimen prescribed by a physician or NP. Pending 1/7/21.

New York Assembly Bill 3040

New York Assembly Bill 3040 adds COVID-19 vaccine to list of adult immunizations pharmacists are authorized to administer. Pending 1/22/21.

New York Assembly Bill 867

New York Assembly Bill 867 Authorizes pharmacists and certified nurse practitioners to provide hepatitis A and hepatitis B immunizations (see also S42). Pending 1/6/21.

New York Senate 4807

New York Senate 4807 Allows pharmacists to administer any ACIP or CDC recommended immunizations to adult patients, provided a licensed physician prescribes a patient specific or non-patient specific regiment. Pending 2/12/21.

New York Senate Bill 8182

New York Senate Bill 8182 Bill authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer an approved vaccine for COVID-19. Enacted 6/17/20.

New York State Assembly Bill 10508

New York State Assembly Bill 10508 amends the education law, to authorize licensed pharmacists to administer an approved vaccine for COVID-19; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

North Carolina Senate Bill 575

North Carolina Senate Bill 575 Would expand pharmacist scope of practice to include vaccinations approved by the FDA in accordance with the protocols established by the ACIP. Pending 4/6/21.

North Dakota Senate Bill 2221

North Dakota Senate Bill 2221 is a bill lowering the age of a person to whom a pharmacist can administer a vaccine to 3 years old. Pending 1/27/21.

Ohio House Bill 6

Ohio House Bill 6 would authorize pharmacists and pharmacy interns who meet certain requirements to administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines to patients may seven years of age or older. Pending 2/4/21

Oklahoma Senate Bill 247

Oklahoma Senate Bill 247 Requires certain insurers to compensate pharmacists for providing certain services under specific circumstances, including immunizations. Pre-filed 1/8/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 398

Oklahoma Senate Bill 398 A bill expanding pharmacists scope of practice to include administering immunizations that have been approved or authorized by the FDA without a patient-specific prescription, standing order or similar arrangement. Pending 2/1/21.

Pennsylvania House Bill 2915

Pennsylvania House Bill 2915 Amends the Pharmacy Act, further providing for authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations.

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 620

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 620 Requires the Department of Health to include at least two local pharmacies in each county in the implementation of the COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan. Pending 5/24/21.

Texas House Bill 677

Texas House Bill 677 Expands pharmacist scope of practice to include immunization: (1) authorized or approved by the FDA or listed in the routine immunization schedule recommended by the ACIP and CDC; and (2) administered in accordance with ACIP vaccine specific recommendations. Pre-filed 11/30/20.

Virginia House Bill 2079

Virginia House Bill 2079 Expands pharmacist scope of practice to include vaccines on the Immunization Schedule published by the CDC or that have a current emergency use authorization from the FDA. Passed House. Pending 2/2/21.

West Virginia Senate Bill 544

West Virginia Senate Bill 544 Authorizes pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer vaccines in accordance with the CDC latest definitive treatment guidelines promulgated by HHS and CDC. Requires that such joint rules shall permit a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer immunizations. Enacted March 5, 2020.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1 In addition to many other things, this bill authorizes 1st and 2nd year pharmacy students to administer vaccine, and requires reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccines administered by pharmacists. Pending 1/5/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

CT Testimony on Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

Testimony from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on HB…

Vaccine Ingredients

Arizona Senate Bill 115

Arizona Senate Bill 115 is a Senate bill passed in 2019 requiring medical professionals who administer vaccines to provide information one the benefits and risks of vaccines and vaccine ingredients.

Oregon House Bill 2745

Oregon House Bill 2745 is a bill introduced in 2019 requiring that patients or legal guardians for minors under 18 be told details of the vaccine insert, including the ingredients contained in the vaccine

Tennessee House Bill 2532

Tennessee House Bill 2532 requires the Department of Health to post the most recently published CDC Vaccine Excipient Summary in the same section and font size as other immunization requirement information. Failed 6/2/20.

HHS Fact Sheet on Vaccine Ingredients

Vaccine ingredient facts from a federal government Website managed by…

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

Informed Consent/Education

Arizona Senate Bill 115

Arizona Senate Bill 115 passed in 2019 that states that any information or educational materials the department develops or provides to patients or guardians shall include all of the information required to be provided for informed consent

CT HB 5137 (2019)

CT HB 5137 (2019) proposed in the Connecticut General Assembly (2019) requiring any health care provider administering a vaccine to a child under the age of eighteen to (1) provide the child’s parent or guardian with the vaccine package insert and vaccine information sheet prior to administering the vaccine.

CT House Bill 5916 (2019)

CT House Bill 5916 (2019) requires any health care provider administering a vaccine to a child under the age of eighteen to provide the child’s parent or guardian with the vaccine package insert and vaccine information sheet not less than twenty-four hours prior to administering the vaccine.

Iowa House Bill 2440

Iowa House Bill 2440 prohibits school districts from administering vaccines and immunizations without consent from students’ parent or guardian.

Iowa House Bill 297

Iowa House Bill 297 is an act relating to the provision of informed consent prior to the administration of the vaccine.

Iowa House File 769

Iowa House File 769 requires healthcare providers to inform patients of the existence of VAERS and the Vaccine Injury Compensation program when administering certain vaccines, as well as document any adverse effects (see also HF 632). Pending 3/5/21.

New York Senate Bill 4244

New York Senate Bill 4244 states that medical practitioners may administer a vaccine to a minor who is at least 14 years of age if the minor has the capacity to consent and provides informed consent to the administering of the vaccine.

North Dakota House Bill 1468

North Dakota House Bill 1468 is a bill related to informed consent which requires patients receive the vaccine package insert and information regarding exemptions. Includes specific informed consent requirements for pregnant people. Pending 1/25/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1469

North Dakota House Bill 1469 Requires State Department of Health to develop an online vaccine education module that parents/guardians seeking a religious or belief exemption are required to view. Pending 1/25/21.

Texas Senate Bill 1310

Texas Senate Bill 1310 Requires vaccine providers to supply additional vaccination information and obtain informed consent from a minor’s guardian before administering a vaccination. Pending 3/31/21.

VYF Vaccine Information Statement Fact Sheet

Q&A fact sheet developed by Vaccinate your Family that provides…

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

Parental/Minor Consent

Colorado Senate Bill 016

Colorado Senate Bill 016 – Among other services related to preventative health care, the bill would allow minors to consent to HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines, and other future vaccines to prevent STIs. Pending 2/16/21.

Connecticut HB 5137

Connecticut HB 5137 requires vaccine information be provided to parents before administering the vaccine. The focus of this bill is on the information on the package insert and vaccine information sheet that is included with the purchase of the vaccine.

Connecticut HB 5916

Connecticut HB 5916 requires vaccine information be provided to parents before administering the vaccine. The focus of this bill is on the information on the package insert and vaccine information sheet that is included with the purchase of the vaccine.

District of Columbia Legislation B-23-0171

District of Columbia Legislation B-23-0171 allows a minor to be vaccinated if they “comprehend the need for, the nature of, and any significant risks inherent” to getting their vaccines. Enacted 12/23/20.

Florida Senate Bill 582

Florida Senate Bill 582 Creates the “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Prohibits the government and other institutions from providing health care services or prescribing a medicinal drug to a minor without a parent’s written consent, as well as infringing on a parent’s right to exempt their child from immunizations. Pending 3/4/21.

Georgia House Bill 615

Georgia House Bill 615 allows minors who are at least 16 years old to be vaccinated without parental consent.

Illinois Senate Bill 3668

Illinois Senate Bill 3668 eliminates religious exemptions for vaccines and allow minors who are at least 14 years old to be vaccinated without parental consent

Maryland House Bill 87

Maryland House Bill 87 allows mature minors who are at least 16 years old to be vaccinated (paired with SB 135)

Missouri General Assembly HB 581

Missouri General Assembly HB 581 allows a minor to get vaccinated, without needing a parent to give consent.

New Mexico House Bill 11

New Mexico House Bill 11 is a bill eliminating provisions for vaccination of minors. Failed.

New York Senate Bill 937

New York Senate Bill 937 Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent’s or guardian’s consent (see also A 822). Introduced 1/6/21.

New York Senate Bill S 4244

New York Senate Bill S 4244 A bill to allow minors who are at least 14 years old to be vaccinated without needing a parent to give consent.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 863

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 863 allows minors who are at least 16 years old to be vaccinated without needing a parent to give consent.

Vermont Senate Bill 314

Vermont Senate Bill 314 allows minors who are at least 12 years old to get the hepatitis B and HPV vaccines and preventative services for STIs without needing a parent to give consent.

Vermont House Bill 43

Vermont House Bill 43 is an act relating to allowing individuals 16+ to consent to the administration of vaccinations. Pending 1/7/21.

South Carolina Senate Bill 838

South Carolina Senate Bill 838 Explicitly prohibits administration of COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent [Note: in SC, minor’s must be at least 16 to consent to vaccination]. Pending 6/8/21.

Oregon House Bill 3063

Oregon House Bill 3063 removes ability of parent to decline required immunizations on behalf of child for reason other than child’s indicated medical diagnosis

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

CT Testimony on Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

Testimony from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on HB…

Daycare & School Requirements

Arizona HB 2162

Arizona HB 2162 eliminates PBE for school enrollees resulting in no non-medical exemption. Child care facilities still have allowances for religious exemptions.

Arizona House Bill 2065

Arizona House Bill 2065 Changes the law so that schools may not require any immunizations for attendance or exclude students based on immunization status except for during an active outbreak of disease in that student’s school. Pre-filed 1/8/21.

Arizona House Bill 2429

Arizona House Bill 2429 requires that schools post immunization rates for their students on their websites

Arkansas House Bill 1547

Arkansas House Bill 1547 prohibits requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for school attendance and employment. Introduced 2/23/21.

CT HB 5135 (2019)

CT HB 5135 (2019) prohibits the establishment of any immunization requirements for a child care or school setting for diseases that are noncommunicable, including, but not limited to, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus.

CT House Bill 7199 (2019)

CT House Bill 7199 (2019) requires HPV vaccine for 9th graders and a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate for 12th graders.

Florida Senate Bill 1022

Florida Senate Bill 1022 creates standards for child care facilities, including requiring a minimum percentage of immunized enrollees. Pending 2/10/21.

Florida Senate Bill 1936

Florida Senate Bill 1936 would remove religious exemptions from school-entry vaccine requirements. Pending 3/10/21.

Florida Senate Bill 674

Florida Senate Bill 674 requires a minimum percentage of children in child care facilities to be vaccinated

Illinois House Bill 4870

Illinois House Bill 4870 requires HPV vaccines for students entering 6th grade.

Iowa HF 2440

Iowa HF 2440 introduced stating parents and guardians must consent before immunizations are administered in the school setting.

Kansas Senate Bill 212

Kansas Senate Bill 212 would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Environment from permanently requiring additional immunizations to attend a childcare facility or school. Pending 3/29/21.

Kentucky House Bill 1013

Kentucky House Bill 1013 Prevents public or private postsecondary education institutions from requiring any vaccination in order to attend the institution unless the student is participating in an educational program involving the delivery of health services. Pending 1/5/21.

Massachusetts Senate Bill 1264

Massachusetts Senate Bill 1264 is a bill to add the HPV vaccine to the vaccines required to attend school.

Massachusetts Senate Bill 2763

Massachusetts Senate Bill 2763 is a bill to standardize immunization requirements and the exemption processes and give the Department of Public Health authority to collect immunization data statewide. Died 1/5/21.

Missouri House Bill 35

Missouri House Bill 35 Prevents schools and childcares which receive public funds from requiring an immunization that is not already required and higher education institutions from requiring immunizations other than meningococcal. Pending 1/7/21.

Missouri House Bill 37

Missouri House Bill 37 would remove vaccination requirements for children attending private schools but keeps the requirements for public schools. The amendment would also add exemptions based on conscientious beliefs, and not require children to receive any vaccine that is not specifically listed in the legislation, meaning students will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Requires the Department of Health to create educaitonal materials on how to get an exemption. Pending 3/23/21.

Montana House Bill 322

Montana House Bill 322 would have revised language around immunizations for school attendance, allowing immunization to come from infection and recovery from a disease or through vaccination. Failed 2/25/21.

Montana Senate Bill 368

Montana Senate Bill 368 would have allowed the state to require immunizations for children attending federally-funded day-care centers while allowing for medical and religious exemptions. Failed 3/1/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 1603

New Jersey Assembly Bill 1603 requires HPV vaccines for kids in middle and high school.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 4576

New Jersey Assembly Bill 4576 Requires students and certain other children to be annually vaccinated for influenza as condition of enrollment at public and private K-12 schools, preschools, child care centers, and institutions of higher education. Introduced 08/25/20

New Jersey Senate Bill 1236

New Jersey Senate Bill 1236 states that any vaccination required by the state of New Jersey is mandatory for attendance at a public or private institution of higher education, public or private school, kindergarten, nursery school, preschool, or child care facility.

New York Senate Bill 45

New York Senate Bill 45 Requires influenza immunization for persons attending daycare. Pending 1/6/21.

New York Senate Bill S 298

New York Senate Bill S 298 A bill to require HPV vaccines for kids born after January 1, 2009.

Tennessee Senate Bill 1313

Tennessee Senate Bill 1313 prohibits a school from forcing, coercing, or requiring a student to receive an immunization for COVID-19; prohibits adverse action against a student who refuses to receive an immunization against COVID19; prohibits a school from immunizing students against COVID-19 unless the student or the student’s parent or guardian, if a minor, consents in writing to the immunization. Pending 2/11/21.

Utah House Bill 233

Utah House Bill 233 would prohibit higher education institutions from requiring proof of vaccination unless vaccination exemptions are available, and vaccine-exempt students cannot be required to participate remotely rather than in-person. Pending 3/4/21.

Virginia House Bill 1090

Virginia House Bill 1090 continues to allow non-medical exemptions, but would now mandate all of the vaccines on the current CDC immunization schedule, except the seasonal flu vaccine

Washington Senate Bill 5151

Washington Senate Bill 5151 concerns foster care and childcare licensing but includes a provision that would require licensed childcare employees and volunteers to be vaccinated against MMR. Pending 4/6/21.

Back to School/Catch-Up Immunization Webinar

AIM hosted a Back to School/Catch-Up Immunization webinar with partners…

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

Immunization Information Systems

Alabama House Bill 184

Alabama House Bill 184 requires healthcare providers to report any vaccine administered to the state’s immunization registry, as well as requiring healthcare providers to review the registry before administering a new vaccine (excluding flu vaccines). Failed 5/4/21.

Colorado Senate Bill 137

Colorado Senate Bill 137 is related to behavioral health and has one section that would require the statewide perinatal substance use data linkage project to use data from the state’s immunization information system. Pending 4/5/21.

Hawaii House Bill1225

Hawaii House Bill1225 Would make participation in the Hawaii IIS mandatory for all providers of immunizations, including COVID-19, unless the patient or guardian opts-out. Pending 2/1/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 221

New Hampshire House Bill 221 Makes the state vaccine registry an opt-in program. Pending 1/4/21.

New York Assembly Bill 279

New York Assembly Bill 279 Requires healthcare providers report immunizations of people 19 years and older in IIS (see also S 75). Pending 1/6/21.

Texas House Bill 325

Texas House Bill 325 permits an individual or their authorized representative to request their information be excluded from the the registry (same as SB 468). Pre-filed 11/9/20.

Texas House Bill 4247

Texas House Bill 4247 would simplify the process to opt-in or out of the state immunization registry, create an online portal for patients, and require disaster vaccination records to be retained for at least seven years (with the option to opt-out). Adjournment sine dine 5/29/21.

Utah House Bill 117

Utah House Bill 117 Requires providers administering vaccine (including pharmacists etc.) to register with IIS and report vaccine information. Allows schools to provide records to IIS. Pending 1/8/21.

Virginia House Bill 2061

Virginia House Bill 2061 Would require any health care provider that administers immunizations to report such patient immunization information to the Virginia Immunization Information System. Pending 1/27/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

CT Testimony on Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

Testimony from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on HB…

Other

California Senate Bill 742

California Senate Bill 742 Would make it unlawful for a person or people to obstruct, intimidate, or picket a vaccination site. Pending 3/24/21.

Indiana House Bill 1229

Indiana House Bill 1229 requires hospitals to offer to administer an influenza immunization to hospital patients who are 65 years of age or older and are discharged from the hospital from October – March 1. Requires a health facility to retain a signed statement from each employee indicating that they have been offered the influenza immunization. Pending 1/14/21.

Indiana House Bill 1468

Indiana House Bill 1468 Amends existing health-related legislation to allow advanced practiced registered nurses or physicians assistants to issue standing orders for vaccinations at a home health agency. Enacted 4/29/21.

Iowa Senate File 125

Iowa Senate File 125 is a bill requiring Medical Examiner investigations of child deaths ages 0-3 years include a request for date and type of decedent’s last immunizations and include this in reporting. Pending 1/28/21.

Louisiana House Bill 468

Louisiana House Bill 468 is a bill stipulating that If a coroner finds the cause of death was SIDS or finds the death of an infant occurs within 30 days of the infants last vaccination, they are required to file a VAERS report. Died 3/9/20.

Mississippi House Bill 32

Mississippi House Bill 32 requires the state to develop a program to close the gap in health status of all gender and racial groups, including adult and child immunizations. Pending 1/5/21.

Missouri House Bill 34

Missouri House Bill 34 is a bill realting to investigations of a death of a child under 4 years old by natural causes. If the child has been treat by a healthcare provider within 36 hours of death, the death certificate must include information about the child’s last immunizations and this information must appear on the certificate. Pending 1/7/21.

Montana Senate Bill 332

Montana Senate Bill 332 is a bill that would prohibit the state from adopting rules that require foster children or foster families to be immunized in order to participate in the foster care system. Pending 3/8/21.

New Hampshire House Bill 604

New Hampshire House Bill 604 increases adult immunization access by expanding the NH Vaccine Association, which currently purchases vaccines for children under the age of 19, to all adults within the State. Pending 1/20/21.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 401

New Jersey Assembly Bill 401 provides for identification and study of infant fatalities and “near fatalities resulting from vaccination;” requires inclusion of vaccination information in sudden infant death reports; and requires use of federal infant death reporting form. Pending 1/14/21.

New York Senate Bill 44

New York Senate Bill 44 requires schools to provide immunization information to the commissioner of health; requires the department of health to make immunization information, including rates of immunization, available on its website. Pending 1/6/21.

New York Senate Bill 4512

New York Senate Bill 4512 would require social media networks to draft policy regarding reporting on vaccination misinformation, including vaccine side effects, efficacy, and vaccination “components,” or ingredients. The bill would also require the networks to allow for individual users to self-report on misinformation claims. The social media platforms would be responsible for drafting a policy on how the platform will respond, how individuals can report, the mechanisms for reporting, and how the misinformation piece will be “handled.” Pending 2/5/21.

North Dakota House Bill 1306

North Dakota House Bill 1306 A bill requiring a legislative management study of the interrelationship between sudden infant death syndrome, vaccines, and autism spectrum disorder in children. Failed 2/4/21.

Oklahoma Senate Bill 747

Oklahoma Senate Bill 747 Prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against customers based on their vaccination status.

Texas Senate Bill 1353

Texas Senate Bill 1353 Would require data collection and reporting on immunization to include demographics such as race. Requires reporting to include disparities as well as economic benefits to reducing disparities, and recommendations for legislative action to increase immunization rates. Pending 4/7/21.

Virginia Senate Bill 1149

Virginia Senate Bill 1149 requires nursing facilities and homes to arrange for the administration pneumococcal and the annual vaccination against influenza according to ACIP recommendations, unless resident declines. Pending 1/28/21.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 132

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 132 Requires government entities, schools, child care centers, or health care providers that send mail containing information that could disclose another person’s immunization status be enclosed and sealed and not visible on the outside of the piece of mail. Pending 5/4/21.

Rhode Island House Bill 6015

The bill would require immunization informed consent forms to include…

CT Legislator Questions about Exemptions

On February 19, 2020, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health…

CT Testimony on Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

Testimony from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on HB…

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