Kemp Signs Bill to Ban COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Passports’
Kemp signs bill to ban COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Tuesday that would ban any state or local agency, government or school from requiring anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
The legislation, Senate Bill 345, passed on a party-line vote with Kemp’s support.
“We will always stand up for the rights of our people against government overreach,” the governor said.
The ban on what is sometimes referred to as a “vaccine passport” would not apply to healthcare providers and would allow government agencies to require vaccines if the state loses its legal challenge of President Joe Biden’s policy making federal contractors get vaccinated.
It would be lifted June 30, 2023.