WV SB535 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)
Status: Introduced on February 1 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-01 - To Health and Human Resources
Pending: Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to add additional exemptions to the compulsory childhood immunization of school children. The public has a right to be free from communicable diseases, but a parent or guardian has the right to raise a child according to his or her religious and philosophical beliefs. This bill will bring West Virginia in line with 44 other states in the United States that permit a religious, philosophical, or religious and philosophical exemptions to mandatory childhood vaccines. A child should never be denied his or her Constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right to an education.

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Creating religious and philosophical exemptions for school attendance vaccines



2023-02-01SenateTo Health and Human Resources
2023-02-01SenateIntroduced in Senate
2023-02-01SenateTo Health and Human Resources
2023-02-01SenateFiled for introduction


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