Human papillomavirus vaccine; extends sunset provision requirement for 6th grade girls to receive. (HB188)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human papillomavirus vaccine; effective date. Extends the effective date of the requirement for sixth grade girls to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine from October 1, 2008, to October 1, 2011. Read the Bill »

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02/21/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084020616
12/26/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB188)
01/15/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Read first time
01/17/2008Passed by for the day
01/18/2008Read second time
01/18/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/18/2008Amendment by Delegate Morrissey withdrawn
01/18/2008Pending question ordered
01/18/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB188E
01/18/2008Printed as engrossed 084020616-E
01/21/2008Read third time and passed House (57-Y 39-N)
01/21/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (57-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to Senate
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB188E)
02/21/2008Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Here's Del. Jeion Ward speaking about this bill on the floor today.

R P McMurphy writes:

Once upon a time there was actually a political philosophy that held people had a basic right to make their own medical decisions, that the state must have an overwhelming public health concern before they could so interfere. Polio is an example. Perhaps even the way one kid could put a classroom to bed with measles is an example. But Gardasil does not meet this test. The use of Gardasil is an issue that should be decided between a person and their doctor, not our nanny state legislators.

This requirement should be removed. I am very disappointed our nanny state legislature killed HB89. Extending the effectiveity date of the previously passed freedom suppressing unwarranted meddling into the personal lives of the state's citizenry does not do this.

Jackie Lombardo writes:

So glad the decision to vaccinate or not was given back to parents, at least temporarily. I'd be happier if this remained a parental decision always.

DrMink writes:

I wouldn't worry about young girls being forced to take the HPV vaccine. Their families will simply use the "religious" loophole currently used by families to avoid having to immunize their children because of their fears of autism. Why would this one be any different?

However, remember that your non-immunized daughter then grows up to be a breeding ground for HPV, that her male partners will spread to other non-immunized women. Karma is a powerful thing.

R P McMurphy writes:

I am very disappointed our nanny state House pass this legislation. This is yet another infringement on freedom and individual liberty. This is yet another step down the road to the nanny state that has absolute control over all aspects of its citizen's lives. This is yet another example of our nanny state meddling and inappropriately sticking its overbearing nose into what should be PRIVATE medical decision.

Perhaps those in the House need to be reminded that just because something is a good idea or even a reasonable and prudent action does not provide sufficient justification to make it a law. Where does it all stop?

Hopefully, although I am not holding my breath, the Senate will take a more positive view of its citizens and a less overbearing self appointed paternal attitude and kill this bill.

Amy Liu writes:

Let's protect our girls by giving them proper moral guidence from a young age. I do not think moral is necessary a religious issue as some people fear so much here, which I do not understand anyway. Moral is common value of cultures that truely respect the individual. My original culture would never encourage girls to behave what so many girls here are behaving now that makes this kind of vaccine seems even necessary. The job of govenment is to protect our freedom, not force us into doing something that is against our conscience. I left China for that exact reason. Seems like I escaped the frying pan to fall into slow cooking water. :-(

Tim McCormack writes:

Amy Liu: You have the right to refuse the vaccination for your daughters.

However, I do think this legislation goes too far. I would support something more along the lines of requiring parents to make an explicit decision whether or not to vaccinate, and have the vaccination provided by the state.

HPV causes cancer in both men and women, and it has all too long been an unrecognized epidemic. This is a chance to protect our children later in life.


We have been given a gift in the form of this vaccine. Our young people will not have to suffer the consequences of this disease. By postponing the date, we neglect the health of three sets of 6th grade girls. That is horrible! If it is a good vaccine, let's get it working for our youth and not let anyone fall through the cracks of delay.

SENA writes:

It is so sad that American people think our goverment can be trusted to do whats right for our children.... Fortunately in most women the body will get rid of the HPV on its own. ...

You people better wake up to the drug industries and how they are willing to take away the life of our young grils ...It has been proven that our girl's will not be able to give us grandchildren..Meaning they will be sterlized....And lord knows what else.....
That is horrible! Gardasil does not meet this test.Ask Mexico, and what it has done to their girl's.....Hillary Clinton should know she is ahead of the Family Health in NY ,and if all of you only knew what they want to do to stop the population in America with out a war.....
Hope you all have grandchildren in your future..
Out of Love...real truth