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HB23-1029

Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine To Minor Without Consent

Concerning measures to prohibit requiring administration of a COVID-19 vaccine to a minor without informed consent.
Session:
2023 Regular Session
Subject:
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits:

  • Requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for a minor in Colorado;
  • Administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a child without the informed consent of the child's parent or legal guardian;
  • Administering a COVID-19 vaccine to an emancipated minor without the informed consent of the emancipated minor;
  • A school from dismissing, suspending, refusing admission, or refusing to permit participation in an extracurricular activity to a student who has claimed a COVID-19 immunization exemption;
  • A public or private entity from discriminating against a minor participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program based on whether the minor received the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • A public entity from levying a fee, fine, or tax, or a private entity from levying a fine or fee, on a minor or their parent or legal guardian based on whether the minor received the COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • A public or private entity from discriminating against a minor based on whether the minor received a COVID-19 vaccine.

The bill allows an aggrieved person to file a civil action and waives sovereign immunity if the violator is a public entity.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. B. Bradley
Sen. M. Baisley

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details