VA SB991 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2023 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2023-01-26 - Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Public institutions of higher education; immunization requirements. Declares that the General Assembly has the sole authority to impose immunization requirements on students enrolled in public institutions of higher education and any policy or any revision to any policy of a public institution of higher education relating to immunization requirements is void to the extent that it is inconsistent with the law of the Commonwealth. The bill also expands the scope of exemptions from such immunization requirements by (i) providing that any student shall be exempt from the immunization requirements or from the health history requirement if the student or, if such student is under the age of 18, the parent of such student objects on the grounds that compliance with the requirement would conflict with the student's or the parent's religious tenets or practices and (ii) removing the exception providing that the religious exemption to any immunization requirement shall not apply if the Board of Health declares an emergency or epidemic of disease.

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Higher educational institutions, public; immunization requirements.


Roll Calls

2023-01-26 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-01-26SenatePassed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)
2023-01-20SenateAssigned Education sub: Higher Education
2023-01-06SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2023-01-06SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102704D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
231800(n/a)See Bill Text

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