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HB 7-B — Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies

by Rep. Andrade and others (SB 8-B by Senators Bean, Gruters, and Perry)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill (Chapter 2021-275, L.O.F.) repeals the State Health Officer’s authority to order, by any means necessary, an individual to be vaccinated for communicable diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and present a severe danger to public health during a public health emergency.

These provisions became law upon approval by the Governor on November 18, 2021.

Vote: Senate 23-13; House 82-34