Immunizations; authority of the Commissioner of Health, religious tenets or practices, exception. (HB306)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immunizations; authority of the Commissioner of Health; religious exception. Exempts a person, including a parent or guardian on behalf of a child, who objects to administration of a vaccine on religious grounds from mandatory immunization requirements during an epidemic. Currently, exemption from mandatory immunization requirements during an epidemic is available only to those persons to whose health the administration of the vaccine would be detrimental, as certified in writing by a licensed physician. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102554D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB306)
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB306E
02/11/2022Printed as engrossed 22102554D-E
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB306E)
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 45-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/03/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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