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  S.B. No. 63
  relating to consent to the immunization of certain children.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 32, Family Code, is
  amended by adding Section 32.1011 to read as follows:
         Sec. 32.1011.  CONSENT TO IMMUNIZATION BY CHILD. (a)
  Notwithstanding Section 32.003 or 32.101, a child may consent to
  the child's own immunization for a disease if:
               (1)  the child:
                     (A)  is pregnant; or
                     (B)  is the parent of a child and has actual
  custody of that child; and
               (2)  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  recommend or authorize the initial dose of an immunization for that
  disease to be administered before seven years of age.
         (b)  Consent to immunization under this section must meet the
  requirements of Section 32.002(a).
         (c)  Consent by a child to immunization under this section is
  not subject to disaffirmance because of minority.
         (d)  A health care provider or facility may rely on the
  written statement of the child containing the grounds on which the
  child has capacity to consent to the child's immunization under
  this section.
         (e)  To the extent of any conflict between this section and
  Section 32.003, this section controls.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 63 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 63 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 130, Nays 9, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House