The Texas 87th Regular Legislative Session was a huge success as we saw the passing of two pieces of TFVC Priority Legislation – one providing protections for families in complicated medical situations and another protecting Texas consumers from vaccine passports – but there is more work to be done! We at Texans for Vaccine Choice are excited with the opportunities presented by the calling of a Special Legislative Session.
Protecting Texans’ Right to Work by banning employer vaccine mandates, ending student Covid vaccine mandates, and restoring free speech by ending online censorship of vaccine science, safety, and injury are all essential to restoring medical freedom in our state. We call on our elected officials to take swift action on each of these issues by adding informed consent, medical privacy, and vaccine choice to the Special Legislative Session agenda.
While Texas Republicans have already filed bills to protect and advance our medical freedoms, Texas Democrats have neglected even their most basic legislative duties, opting instead to flee the state on the taxpayers’ dime. We recommend their constituents contact their offices and demand their swift return so that the protections mentioned above that Texans so desperately desire may be passed into law.
Texans for Vaccine Choice Special Session Agenda
- Restore Texans’ Right to Work with legislation that would end employer vaccine mandates
- Restore Texans’ First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech with legislation that would end online censorship of vaccine science, safety, and injury.
- Restore equal access to all levels of education by ending Covid vaccine mandates for students.
- Restore Texans’ confidence in health regulatory agencies by establishing an independent board to oversee vaccine safety in our state.
- Protect and advance informed consent with legislation to ban door-to-door vaccine propaganda campaigns.
In addition to our regular legislative staffing duties, our boots-on-the-ground advocacy will include weekly informational canvassing at the capitol by TFVC families and clear, concise Action Alerts as needed that can be completed from home.
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Special Session Bill Lists
Bills We Support
SB 65 (Hall) Relating to protecting the medical freedom and bodily autonomy of employees with respect to immunization or vaccination status.
HB 211 (Tinderholt) Relating to prohibited COVID-19 vaccine passports; providing a civil penalty.
HB 173 (Vasut) Relating to state and local government responses to disasters.
HB 184 (Swanson) Relating to provider discrimination against a Medicaid recipient or child health plan program enrollee based on immunization status.
SB 5 (Hughes) Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for, and to the censorship of users’ expressions by, social media platforms. Current status: Voted favorably out of committee on 7/14
HB 95 (Shaheen) Relating to civil liability for censorship by social media companies.
SB 24 (Kolkhorst) Relating to state investments in social media companies that censor political speech.
HB 20 (Cain) Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for and censorship of users’ expressions by social media platforms.
HB 243 (White) Relating to state investments in social media companies that censor political speech.
HB 293 Noble Relating to prohibited vaccination status discrimination and requirements for COVID-19 vaccines.
SB 64 (Hall) Relating to protecting the bodily autonomy of individuals with respect to exemptions from required immunizations or vaccinations in the workplace.
SB 74 (Kolkhorst) Relating to the release or disclosure of vaccination or immunization information to certain persons; providing a civil penalty.
HB 273 (Jetton) Relating to the release or disclosure of vaccination or immunization information to certain persons; providing a civil penalty.