COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement, discrimination prohibited, civil penalty. (SB792)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any regulatory board therein, and the Department of Social Services from requiring any person, including any child, to undergo vaccination for COVID-19 and prohibits discrimination based on a person's COVID-19 vaccination status (i) with regard to education, employment, or issuance of a driver's license or other state identification or (ii) in numerous other contexts. The bill establishes a civil penalty for violation of this prohibition by an employer. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


11/29/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23100914D
11/29/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB792)
01/27/2023Assigned Education sub: Health
02/02/2023Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)