2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Floor Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Exemption (language only)

Item 4-0.01 #2h

Item 4-0.01 #2h

Operating Policies
Operating Policies


Page 237, set out Item § 4-0.01.

Page 237, after line 2, insert:

h. No department, agency, local government, or other entity receiving funding from the Commonwealth, including CARES Act funding, shall require or enforce administration of any COVID-19 vaccine to individuals (or parent or guardian of a child) who object thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices.


(This amendment prohibits any vaccination for COVID-19 from being mandated on persons who object based on conflicts with religious tenets or practices.)