“FIVE FREEDOMS”: Model Bill 1: Vaccine Passport/Vaccine Discrimination Prohibition Bill
It is the policy of the State of __________ to safeguard medical privacy and liberty, which includes protecting the public from coercive COVID-19 vaccination. It is the policy of the State of __________ to prohibit all forms of wrongful discrimination. This section is intended to further these policies. The State of __________ and all of its government entities and business affiliations are prohibited from requiring any person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport, immunity pass, or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status. The persons and entities subject to this section are prohibited from discriminating against any person based on non-receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine or failure to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport, immunity pass, or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status.
(a) “Governmental entity” means any unit of state or local government including, but not limited to, the governor, state agencies, counties, cities, towns, political subdivisions, boards, departments, commissions, and special districts and includes all agents, contractors, and employees of any government entity.
(b) “Business affiliation” means any company contracting with or doing business with the State of __________ or a government entity or receiving public funds through any means including contracts, grants, loans, or other disbursements of taxpayer money from the State of __________ or a government entity and includes all agents, contractors, and employees of any company.
(c) “Company” means any corporation, limited liability corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, business trust, joint venture, domestic or foreign sole proprietorship, other domestic or foreign entity or business association, or any other business organization and includes any subsidiary or parent company of any business organization.
(d) “Discrimination” means a government entity or business affiliation subjecting any person to refusal to hire, failure to promote, reassignment with significantly different responsibilities, reduction in pay, significant change in benefits, or employment termination and also means refusal to allow any person to enter or patronize a government establishment or an establishment of a business affiliation on the basis of such person’s vaccination or immunity status or failure to prove vaccination or immunity status or because the person declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for religious, philosophical, medical, or other reason or as a matter of individual medical privacy.
(e) “Direct threat” means a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation. The determination that an individual poses a direct threat shall be based on an individualized assessment of the individual’s present ability to safely perform the essential functions of the job. This assessment shall be based on a reasonable medical judgment that relies on the most current medical knowledge and/or on the best available objective evidence. In determining whether an individual would pose a direct threat, the factors to be considered include: (1) The duration of the risk; (2) The nature and severity of the potential harm; (3) The likelihood that the potential harm will occur; and (4) The imminence of the potential harm.
(a) The State of __________ and all of its government entities and business affiliations may not require any person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport, immunity pass, or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status and further may not discriminate against any person based on non-receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine or failure to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport, immunity pass, or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status.
(b) The State of __________ and all of its government entities may not enter into a contract or give a loan, grant, or any other disbursement of taxpayer money to a business affiliation that requires a person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or to possess a COVID-19 immunity passport, immunity pass, or other evidence certifying vaccination or immunity status.
(c) A business affiliation that violates this section materially breaches its contract with the State of __________ or government entity, rendering the contract voidable by the State of __________ or government entity.
- Exemption. Professional healthcare facilities treating COVID-19 patients may be exempt from this section where a direct threat exists that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation.
4. Construction and severability. The provisions of this section shall be construed liberally to accomplish the policies expressed herein. The provisions of this section are severable. If any provision of this section or the application thereof is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the section, which remain enforceable.
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Thank you!!! Will wait to be informed what I can do to promote this in my state – NY.
It was the plan. Wasn’t it. The state I live in is a lost cause. Bluer than blue. But we intend to fight this till our last breath!!!!
How do we get this introduced to our state legislature? This is a good first step in at least stopping the encroachment of civil liberties which has started under the guise of concerns for public health in a supposed emergency. I have no doubt that this is where this was headed all along
This is needed everywhere. I live in MA and it is criminal here, what they are doing to people through fear.
Need to do this in NYS v
please help us with Nevada it is criminal what is going on in my state/ST
This is a great document. Do I print it and fill it out and send it to the governor????
how do I promote this legislation in my state of NJ?
Public schools included, right?
Great piece of proposed legislation. Next step…how do we present to our representatives? Can’t wait on this in CA…things are moving very quickly! Thank you.
Great!! Copy/Pasted in to letter form and will be sending to my State and Federal Legislature-members.
I just don’t see clear instructions anywhere for how to use the Five Freedoms platform. I want to get on this band wagon so bad I can taste it! But we need to told how!!! I don’t see any clear guidance for doing it. PLEASE somebody help!
This is a template for any state to sponsor as legislation. It would be really nice if our own state senators and assemblymen/women/people would file this as a new bill to be voted into law, but alas, if they had that fine of an interest, they probably would have proposed something similar to this already. So instead, we have to beat each other to these legislators’ email boxes or post mail addresses with this very boilerplate filled out with the actual name of our state, and coach, cajole, or otherwise insist (with consequence that otherwise we won’t vote them in office again) that they sponsor this very text as a new state bill – or with insignificant changes from the astute and meaningful way it is presented here. Off to the races we gotta’ go!
I hope every state legislator gets a copy of this vaccine passport prohibition law template so they can write their own and introduce it on the floors of their respective houses.
I’d like to see a broader model bill. No discrimination based on ANY medical intervention, including ANY vaxx, PCR (or any other) tests, use of masks, ETC. Though at some level it feels quite absurd that we need a law to prohibit discrimination… But again, everything is so absurd these days…