Senate Bill 8

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/28/21: became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 147)
Title AN ACT relating to exceptions to mandatory immunization requirements and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1220
Sponsors M. Wilson, A. Southworth, M. Castlen, R. Mills
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; amend KRS 209.552 and 214.034 to conform; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization, requirement exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
House Floor Amendment 7
House Floor Amendment 8
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/11/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/02/21
  • taken from Health & Welfare (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Health & Welfare (S)
02/03/21
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 4, 2021
02/04/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-1-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
02/23/21
  • to Health & Family Services (H)
03/01/21
  • posted in committee
03/04/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
  • floor amendments (1), (2), (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/11/21
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021
  • floor amendment (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute
03/12/21
  • floor amendment (8) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (8) defeated
  • passed 77-20 with Committee Substitute
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
03/15/21
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) for Tuesday, March 16, 2021
03/16/21
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • Bill passed 33-1
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/28/21
  • became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 147)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Fiscal Note to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete original provisions; amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on religious grounds; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization, requirement exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Change "medical" provider to "health care" provider; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization, requirement exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor L. Willner
Summary Delete the exclusion from mandatory immunizations in the event of an epidemic any child whose parents or guardians are opposed to medical immunizations who object by a written sworn statement based on religious grounds or conscientiously held beliefs, EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor L. Willner
Summary Retain original provisions; add definition of "health care provider".
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor M. Marzian
Summary Retain original provisions; add requirement that the exemption form include information on symptoms and health risks of diseases, including coronavirus.
Index Headings Diseases - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor L. Willner
Summary Retain original provisions; add definition of "epidemic".
Index Headings Diseases - Epidemic, definition
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Retain original provisions; add that no person shall be required to be immunized with a vaccine that has not been licensed; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization, requirement exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Retain original provisions; add that no person shall be required to be immunized with a vaccine that has not been licensed and undergone at least two years of post-licensure safety study; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Hart
Summary Retain provisions of original bill; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit a public postsecondary educational institution from requiring a student to receive any vaccination for disease, except those required, unless the student is participating in an educational program that involves the delivery of health care services.
Index Headings Diseases - Postsecondary education institutions, vaccination requirement, prohibition
Drugs and Medicines - Postsecondary education institutions, vaccination requirement, prohibition
Education, Higher - Vaccination requirement, prohibition
Health and Medical Services - Postsecondary education institutions, vaccination requirement, prohibition
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Postsecondary education institutions, vaccination requirement, prohibition
Piggybacked Bills - HB 101 to SB 8
Public Health - Postsecondary education institutions, vaccination requirement, prohibition

Amendment House Floor Amendment 8
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Retain original provisions; add that no person shall be required to be immunized with a vaccine that has not been licensed and undergone at least two years of post-licensure safety study; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Governor - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Health and Medical Services - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Nurses - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Parental Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Pharmacists - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Physicians and Practitioners - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Health - Immunization requirements, exemptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, immunization requirements, exemptions
Public Safety - Immunization requirements, exemptions
Civil Rights - Immunization requirements, exemptions

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