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HF 2825

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/10/2019 10:08am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 04/08/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A resolution
memorializing the President and Congress to hold vaccine manufacturers liable for
design defects that result in adverse side effects from vaccines.

WHEREAS, Congress passed into law the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986,
which states that "[no] vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising
from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October
1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable even though the
vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings."; and

WHEREAS, in 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Brueswitz v. Wyeth that the
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act preempts all design defect claims against vaccine
manufacturers brought by plaintiffs who seek compensation for injury or death caused by vaccine
side effects; and

WHEREAS, our individual human rights should outweigh the profits of pharmaceutical
companies, and individuals should have the ability to hold vaccine manufacturers liable for design
defects that result in adverse side effects from vaccines; and

WHEREAS, the European Union has found a way to allow evidence-based lawsuits holding
vaccine manufacturers liable without destabilizing the European health care system; NOW,
THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the President
and the Congress of the United States to pass legislation removing United States Code, title 42,
section 300aa-22(b)(1), from law and allow design defect claims against vaccine manufacturers by
individuals who have experienced adverse side effects caused by vaccines.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota is directed
to prepare copies of this memorial and transmit them to the President of the United States, the
President and the Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United
States House of Representatives, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and
Human Services, and Minnesota's Senators and Representatives in Congress.