2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Prohibition Against Requiring Vaccination Unless Specific Criteria Are Met (language only)

Item 4-0.01 #2h

Item 4-0.01 #2h

Operating Policies
Operating Policies


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 employees, as a condition of employment, to receive any vaccine for COVID-19 if (i) the vaccine is derived from human fetal tissue obtained after an induced abortion, (ii) the vaccine modifies the ribonucleic acid (RNA) or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of the person to whom it is administered, or (iii) the development of the vaccine did not include preclinical testing on laboratory animals prior to clinical trials involving human testing.

The Department of Health shall make data and information about the safety and efficacy of each vaccine, including data and information about any risk of harm associated with administration of the vaccine, available to the public on a website maintained by the Department. Such data and information shall be presented in a manner that is easily understandable and accessible to all individuals.”


(This amendment clarifies the conditions which must be met before a vaccination for COVID-19 can be required as a condition of employment.)