04RS HB342


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HB 342 (BR 1151) - T. Burch, B. Crall

     AN ACT relating to vaccination for meningococcal meningitis disease.
     Amend KRS Chapter 164 to require institutions of higher learning to provide all students enrolling full-time and living in student housing with information on meningococcal disease and to require evidence of receiving the vaccine or a statement indicating receipt of information and refusal of the vaccine; require mailing of meningococcal vaccine information at least one time per year; prohibit requiring institutions to pay or provide for vaccines.


     HCS - Require each public and private educational institution offering postsecondary degree to provide vaccination information about meningitis to full-time students living in residence housing; require the information to be contained in the student housing or enrollment application or in the lease document, with a space for the student to indicate whether the student has received the vaccination; delete requirement that all persons enrolling as full-time students at universities provide evidence of vaccination against meningitis; delete requirement that institutions provide detailed information about the disease at least one time per year; and delete provisions authorizing students to opt out of vaccination.

     Jan 21-introduced in House
     Jan 22-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 28-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2004
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 93-3 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 25, 2004
     Mar 25-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 26-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 29-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Apr 12-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Apr 13-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 146)

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