Immunizations; religious tenets or practices. (SB1117)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immunizations; religious tenets or practices. Allows a parent or guardian to object to the vaccination or immunization of a child on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices, even if an emergency or epidemic of disease has been declared by the State Board of Health, which is not allowed under current law. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


12/21/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101451D
12/21/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1117)
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/21/2021Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)