Immunizations, exemptions
IMMUNIZATIONS – Amends existing law to allow students of majority age to submit a signed statement for exemption from immunizations requirements.

RS31088 / H0597

This legislation is intended to address two issues. The first is the 12th grade immunization requirement for which there is no exemption when a student is age 18 during their 12th grade school year. The requirement can be found in IDAPA The second is to prevent colleges and universities in the state of Idaho from infringing on the privacy rights of students by requiring vaccination status or the disclosure of confidential medical information as conditions of enrollment or attendance. The exemptions currently described in §39-4802, §39-1118, and IDAPA apply only to minor children and require parent or legal guardian signature.

There is no fiscal impact to the general fund or local governments.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/19 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/20 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
02/29 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/01 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/04 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 55-14-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Schmick), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mendive, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer(Johnson), Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wisniewski, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Dixon(24), Galaviz, Gannon, Green, Mathias(Church), Mickelsen, Necochea, Nelsen, Roberts, Rubel, Wheeler, Wroten
Absent – McCann
Floor Sponsor - Gallagher
Title apvd - to Senate
03/05 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/05 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
03/18 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/19 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/25 Read third time in full – PASSED - 28-7-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Schroeder, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Just, Rabe, Semmelroth, Shea(Ruchti), Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Zuiderveld
Title apvd - to House
03/26 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/26 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/27 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/27 Signed by President; returned to House
03/27 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/28 Delivered to Governor at 3:27 p.m. on March 27, 2024
03/28 Reported Signed by Governor on March 28, 2024
Session Law Chapter 225
Effective: 07/01/2024