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State Bill # Requirements Status
CA AB16 (Hernandez)

 

HPV vaccine required for all 7th grade girls, public/private schools, no opt out mentioned Amended in assembly 4/11/07 to make the measure nonspecific to the HPV vaccine; instead fully immunized would mean in accordance with recommendations of the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 4/12/07 -- re-referred to Health Committee
       
CO SB07-80 (Williams) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade girls for any school attendance; opt out any reason Introduced 1/15/07; 4/5/07 indefinitely postponed by Senate Committee on Appropriations
       
CT HB 6977 (Mushinsky) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade students, not specific to females; opt out – medical/religious Referred to Public Health Committee 1/25/07
Public Hearing 2/21/07
       
FL HB 561 (Homan) HPV vaccine required for 11 or 12 year old students, not specific to females; public/private schools; parental opt out Passed by House Schools and Learning Council 4/9/07; Significantly amended to remove mandate and provide information to parents
       
FL SB 660 (Fasano) HPV vaccine required for 11 or 12 year old students, not specific to females; public/private schools; parental opt out Passed Educ. PreK - 12 Committee 4/10/07; Significantly amended to remove mandate and provide information to parents
       
GA HB 1292 (Belfour) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, public/private schools Passed Senate Health and Human Services Committee 2/28/07 as a substitute bill
HI HB 590 (Yamane) Requires insurance providers to cover HPV vaccine; directs Dept. of Health to include HPV vaccine in teen vax program Introduced 1/19/07
Passed HLT Committee 1/26/07
Finance Committee recommend deferral 2/23/07
       
IN

 

SB 327 (Lawson) Amended in committee to remove mandate for HPV vaccine; Requires schools to provide info to 6th grade students on HPV and link to cervical cancer, as well as availability of vaccine. Passed Indiana Senate 2/12/07
Passed Indiana House 4/2/07
       
IL HB 0115 (Jakobsson) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, public/private schools, parental opt out Passed Human Services Committee 3/21/07
IL HB 2033 (Coulson) Requires Department of Public Health to produce and distribute info on HPV vaccine; no mandate for vaccine Passed Human Services Committee 3/14/07
       
IL SB 0010 (Halvorson) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, public/private schools, parental opt out Passed Public Health Committee 3/1/07; Full Senate consideration postponed until 5/31/07
       
KS HB 2227 (Garcia) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls; Parental opt out for medical/religious reasons Introduced 1/25/07
Referred HHS Committee 1/26/07; Hearing 2/7/07
       
KY HB 143 (Stein) HPV vaccine required for public/private middle school girls; no opt out mentioned Introduced 1/2/07
Referred to Health and Welfare 1/3/07
       
KY HB 345 (Watkins) HPV vaccine required--no age/grade specified; parental opt out Passed Kentucky House 2/22/07; Recorded Kentucky Senate 2/23/07; Pending Appropriations Committee 3/1/07
       
MA SB 102 (Moore) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls Pending Health Care Financing Committee 3/29/07
       
MD SB 54 (Kelley) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, no opt out mentioned Introduced 1/8/07
Withdrawn 2/7/07
       
ME LD 414 (Faircloth) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls Referred to Health and Human Services Committee 1/30/07; Withdrawn 2/13/07
MI HB 4104 (Meadows) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, public/private schools, parental opt out Introduced 1/23/07
Referred to Committee on Health Policy
       
MI HB 4164 (Clack) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade students, not specific to females; public/private schools, parental opt IN Introduced 1/30/07
Referred to Committee on Health Policy
       
MI SB 132 (Cherry) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade students, not specific to females; public/private schools, parental opt IN Referred to Committee on Health Policy 1/31/07
       
MI SB 133(Stamos) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade females; parental opt out Referred to Committee on Health Policy 1/31/07
       
MN SF 243(Prettner) HPV vaccine required for female students ages 12-19; parental op-out with notarized statement Referred to Health, Housing, & Family Security Committee 1/25/07
       
MN HF 530
(Kahn)
HPV vaccine required for female students ages 12-19; parental op-out with notarized statement Referred to Health & Human Service Committee 2/1/07
       
MO HB 802 (Page) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade girls; changed from opt out to opt in -  parental consent required Introduced 2/7/07
Passed Health Ins. Committee 4/10/07
       
MO SB 514
(Justice)
HPV vaccine required for 6th grade girls; opt out – medical/religious Referred to Seniors, Families, and Public
Health Committee 2/19/07; Hearing conducted 4/3/07
       
MS HB 895 (Upshaw) Unlawful to enroll without an HPV vaccine; public/private schools Died in Public Health and Human
Services Committee 1/30/07
       
NC SB 260 (Dorsett) No mandate; Information provided to parents on HPV vaccine Passed Senate 3/20/07; Pending House Education Committee
       
NJ A 3920 (Huttle) HPV vaccine required of all females in grades 7 – 12 as a condition of enrollment; opt out for medical/religious reasons; moral/philosophical objection not sufficient Introduced 1/18/07
Referred to Health and Senior Services Committee
       
NJ S 2286 HPV vaccine required of all females in grades 7 – 12 as a condition of enrollment; opt out for medical/religious reasons; moral/philosophical objection not sufficient Introduced 10/23/06
Referred to Health and Senior Services Committee
       
NM SB 1174
(Komadina)
HPV vaccine required of female students ages 9-14; parental opt out Passed by Legislature; Vetoed by Governor Richardson
       
OH HB 81
(Edna Brown)
HPV vaccine required for girls entering 6th grade for public/chartered nonpublic schools/community schools; parental opt out Introduced 2/28/07
Pending Ohio House Health Committee
       
OK SB 487 (Johnson) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls, public/private schools Referred to Rules Committee 2/8/07
       
SC H 3136 (Brady) HPV vaccine required for all 7th grade girls, public/private schools, parental opt out Passed Committee on Medical Affairs 4/11/07
       
TX HB 1098 (Bonnen) Overturns Governor Perry’s Executive Order HPV vaccine may NOT be required for school admit. PASSED Texas House 3/14/07, vote 118-23; Pending Senate Health and Human Services Committee 3/29/07
       
TX SB 438 (Hegar) Overturns Governor Perry’s Executive Order HPV vaccine may NOT be required for school admit. Introduced 2/5/07
Referred HHS Committee 2/21/07
       
TX HB 1115 (Howard) Overturns Governor Perry’s Executive Order HPV vaccine may NOT be required for school admit. Introduced 2/5/07
Referred Public Health Committee 2/12/07
       
TX HB 215 (Farrar) HPV vaccine required for female 6th grade students; parental opt out with signed affidavit Introduced 11/14/06
Referred Public Health Committee 1/30/07
       
UT HB 358 Requires Utah Department of Health to establish a public awareness campaign Passed by Legislature; Signed by Governor Huntsman 3/13/07
       
VA HB 1914 (Ward) HPV vaccine required for all females on/after 11th birthday; required for admission to school; opt out for medical/religious reasons Introduced 1/10/07
Incorporated into HB2035 1/23/07
       
VA HB 2035 (Hamilton) HPV vaccine required for all females on/after 11th birthday; required for admission to school; opt out any reason Introduced 1/8/07
Amended with HB 1914, 1/23/07
Passed VA House 2/5/07 (80-17)
       
VA SB 1230 (Howell) HPV vaccine (1st dose) required for girls before entering 6th grade; public/private schools; opt out for religious reasons/detrimental to health of child Introduced 1/10/07
Passed VA Senate 2/2/07 (40-0),
HB 2035 agreed by Senate 2/19/07
       
VT H 256 (Barnard) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade female students; parental opt out Introduced 2/8/07
Pending House Human Services Committee
       
VT S 139(Lyons) HPV vaccine required for 6th grade female students; parental opt out Pending Senate Health and Wellness Committee 2/27/07
       
WA HB 1802 No mandate; Information provided to parents on HPV vaccine Passed Legislature 4/14/07
       
WV HB 2835 (Brown) HPV vaccine required for all 6th grade girls; Teachers required to report 6th gr. girls who are not immunized to the county health officer; no opt out Introduced 2/5/07
Referred to Health/Human Resources Committee

Data updated 4/16/2007

• Texas is unique.  The mandate for HPV vaccinations has been through Exec. Order RP65 by Gov. Perry on February 2, 2007. http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/press/exorders/rp65  No legislative involvement – No public hearings.  There are three pending bills intended to overturn Gov. Perry’s executive order.  There are two additional bills intended to codify the requirement.

•New Jersey is worth noting. Both bills specifically disallow exemptions for moral / philosophical reasons and extend the requirement to all female students in grades 7 – 12.

•Michigan has the only bill pending that describes an OPT IN, instead of an opt out for parental authority.

• GlaxoSmithKline has submitted its Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Cervarix (an additional HPV vaccine) on 3/29/07. Approval is expected between Oct. 2007 and Jan. 2008.

 
Resources
 

Not So Fast
Orlando Sentinel Opinion

OBGYN Questions HPV Vaccine Gardasil

Keeping choice on the Gardasil vaccine

Texas Gov. orders
anti-cancer vaccine

Merck's dance with the Religious Right

 

American Policy Roundtable Announces Effort to Stop Mandatory HPV Inoculations of Children

Concerns Worth Noting

Florida Legislature Considers Vaccination of Girls Who Are 11 and 12 Years of Age

Women in Government Supporters

 
 

 

 

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