By John Paluska, Founder of The Washington Gazette

The Florida House has just passed a law that would make Governor DeSantis’s ban on vaccine passports permanent. The law, which was previously passed in the Senate, would ensure nobody would be required to show a vaccine passport in order to do anything in Florida. Even though the bill already passed in the Senate, it needs to be voted on again because the House made some changes to it.

The bill (SB 2006) states:

(1) A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business operations in this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict businesses from instituting screening protocols in accordance with state or federal law to protect public health.

(2) A governmental entity as defined in s. 768.38 may not require persons to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the governmental entity’s operations in this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict governmental entities from instituting screening protocols in accordance with state or federal law to protect public health.

(3) An educational institution as defined in s. 768.38 may not require students or residents to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery for attendance or enrollment, or to gain access to, entry upon, or service from such educational institution in this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict educational institutions from instituting screening protocols in accordance with state or federal law to protect public health.

Recently other states have passed similar laws that ban Vaccine Passports. These states include Texas, which banned them on April 6. Additionally, other states like Wisconsin are currently working to ban mandatory Coronavirus Vaccines.

Source: https://www.thewashingtongazette.com/2021/04/breaking-florida-house-passes-law.html

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