KY SB8 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Passed on March 28 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-28 - became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 147)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; amend KRS 209.552 and 214.034 to conform; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to exceptions to mandatory immunization requirements and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2021-03-16 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1735 (Y: 33 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-12 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 279 (Y: 77 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-03-12 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 278 (Y: 54 N: 21 NV: 0 Abs: 25) [PASS]
2021-02-04 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs1 RSN# 1531 (Y: 34 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2021-03-28Senatebecame law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 147)
2021-03-16Senatedelivered to Governor
2021-03-16Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2021-03-16Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2021-03-16SenateBill passed 33-1
2021-03-16SenateSenate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
2021-03-15Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) for Tuesday, March 16, 2021
2021-03-12Senateto Rules (S)
2021-03-12Senatereceived in Senate
2021-03-12Housepassed 77-20 with Committee Substitute
2021-03-12Housefloor amendment (8) defeated
2021-03-12House3rd reading
2021-03-12Housefloor amendment (8) filed to Committee Substitute
2021-03-11Housefloor amendment (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute
2021-03-11Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021
2021-03-05House2nd reading, to Rules
2021-03-04Housefloor amendments (1), (2), (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
2021-03-04Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
2021-03-01Houseposted in committee
2021-02-23Houseto Health & Family Services (H)
2021-02-04Housereceived in House
2021-02-04Senate3rd reading, passed 34-1-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
2021-02-03Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 4, 2021
2021-02-03Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
2021-02-02Senatereturned to Health & Welfare (S)
2021-02-02Senate1st reading
2021-02-02Senatetaken from Health & Welfare (S)
2021-01-11Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2021-01-11Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2021-01-11Senateintroduced in Senate


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