SB 20-163

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 02, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 28, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 10, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jun 26, 2020

School Entry Immunization

Abstract

The bill codifies a definition of "nonmedical exemption" to mean an immunization exemption based upon a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to immunizations or a personal belief that is opposed to immunizations. Under current law, each student must submit to a school, as defined in section 25-4-901, C.R.S., either a certificate of immunization, a certificate of medical exemption, or a statement of nonmedical exemption for an immunization for a religious or personal belief. The bill requires the department of public health and environment (department) to develop standardized forms and a submission process for persons who want to claim a nonmedical exemption for an immunization for a religious or personal belief. A person who wants to claim a nonmedical exemption for an immunization for a religious or personal belief can do so by submitting to the school either: A certificate of completion of the online education module; or A certificate of nonmedical exemption. The bill requires the department to annually evaluate the state's immunization practices, including an examination of best practices and guidelines recommended by the advisory committee on immunization practices. The state board of health may update the state's immunization practices pursuant to the annual evaluation. The bill creates a vaccine-protected vaccinated -children standard, whereby the immunization rate goal for every school is 95% of the student population to be vaccinated. The bill requires the department to amend an immunization document it currently publishes annually to include information about the vaccine-protected vaccinated -children standard. Every school shall publish its immunization rate and exemption rate for the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine on the document and annually distribute it to the parents, legal guardians, and students of the school. The bill requires, as applicable, a practitioner who is a licensed physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or person authorized pursuant to title 12, C.R.S., to administer immunizations within their scope of practice to students and to submit immunization, medical, or nonmedical exemption data to the immunization tracking system. The practitioner is not subject to a regulatory sanction for noncompliance. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 26, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 19, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 13, 2020

Senate

Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

House

House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

Colorado General Assembly

First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee

Jun 10, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 09, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Jun 07, 2020

House

House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Health & Insurance Appropriations

Mar 02, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Human Services

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/26/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/19/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/10/2020) PDF
Revised (06/09/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/28/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/27/2020) PDF
Introduced (02/11/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/25/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/25/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/08/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/18/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/19/2020) PDF

Sources

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