A bill that would require students at Indiana public colleges and universities to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease is returning to the State House of Representatives with an amendment added by the Senate.
The Senate version of the bill, Senate Bill 339, passed the Senate this week (33-15), but with an amendment that would repeal an existing measure that requires state educational institutions to provide “detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of vaccination” to incoming students or their guardians, if under the age of 18.
The bill was returned to the House for consideration with the amendment.
If passed by the House, the bill would head to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for signature, and could go into effect by July 1, 2018.
The Indiana state legislature adjourns on April 29.