Colorado April 2019
Colorado’s Vaccination Bill Passes the House
Colorado’s House Bill 1312, a bill that requires parents choosing not to vaccinate their children to file a form with the state health department, made it through the House. The bill has created much controversy and has sparked long hours of debate by many parents in House committee hearings. When the bill finally made it to the House, large crowds were present in opposition of the bill with claims that the bill violated privacy rights and was meant to harass parents that choose not to vaccinate their children for personal or religious reasons.
Some Colorado legislators expressed the need to pass this bill to combat the state’s rising measles outbreak. Health care professionals and parents in support of the bill have been pushing strongly to have this bill passed before the session adjourns.