By John Paluska, Founder of The Washington Gazette
Shortly after Florida’s House passed a ban on mandatory vaccine passports, Iowa is following suit with the Iowa House passing a law that does the same and more. The measure was passed by a wide margin of 52 votes for to 33 votes against, with 15 people who didn’t vote. The bill makes it illegal for any state government to put vaccine information into a passport. It also makes it illegal for any organization to require vaccine passports.
The bill (HB 889) states:
1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a business or governmental entity shall not require a customer, patron, client, patient, or other person who is invited onto the premises of the business or governmental entity to furnish proof of having received a vaccination for COVID-19, as defined in section 686D.2, prior to entering onto the premises of the business or governmental entity. This section does not prohibit a business or governmental entity from implementing a COVID-19 screening protocol that does not require proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, grants or contracts funded by state revenue shall not be awarded to or renewed with respect to a business or governmental entity that violates subsection 1 on or after the effective date of this Act.
Other states have already banned Vaccine Passports, and 40 states currently have legislation that is being considered that will do the same thing. However, some states, such as Wisconsin, have banned mandatory vaccines.
This comes at a time when there have been 737 blood clotting incidents registered against the Pfizer and Moderna Coronavirus vaccines together. Additionally, Dr. Fauci expressed skepticism that the vaccine is completely safe for children, and may have hinted he did not know for certain if the vaccines were even safe for adults when they were rolled out.