WV HB2603 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-01-17 - To House Health and Human Resources
Pending: House Health & Human Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to provide parents the freedom to decide whether to have their children vaccinated, to prohibit vaccine mandates as a condition to admission to schools, and to ensure that prior to vaccination that parents receive information about vaccines, including vaccine risks and how to report vaccine injuries. The bill forbids schools from requiring masks on children. The bill allows students to make their own decisions regarding vaccinations as a condition of entry to colleges and trade schools in West Virginia. The bill forbids colleges and trade schools from requiring masks at their campuses for students. The bill forbids businesses from requiring vaccines or masks as a condition of employment or entry into an establishment. The position of Immunization Officer is eliminated.

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Relating to vaccination and mask requirements



2023-01-17HouseTo House Health and Human Resources
2023-01-17HouseIntroduced in House
2023-01-17HouseTo Health and Human Resources then Judiciary
2023-01-17HouseFiled for introduction


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1634Amended CodeCitation Text
18B112New CodeSee Bill Text
211A3Amended CodeCitation Text

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