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H.R. 2658: SHOTS Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 19, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2658

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 19, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, and Ms. Mace) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To clarify that aliens who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States may not be vaccinated until nationals of the United States and aliens who are lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States are fully vaccinated for COVID–19, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saving Hypodermic Injections and Offering vaccines to Taxpayers Swiftly Act of 2021 or the SHOTS Act of 2021.

2.

COVID–19 vaccine priority for nationals of the United States and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence

(a)

In general

An alien who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States may not be vaccinated for COVID–19 until the date on which all nationals of the United States (as such term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101)) seeking such a vaccine and aliens who are lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States on the date of enactment of this Act seeking such a vaccine are fully vaccinated for COVID–19.

(b)

Rulemaking; Guidance

(1)

Rulemaking

Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Head of any other applicable Federal agency, shall issue interim final rules to carry out this Act.

(2)

Guidance

The Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other applicable Federal agency, shall amend applicable guidance to reflect the priority described in subsection (a).

(c)

Sunset

This Act shall sunset on the earlier of—

(1)

the date on which the President certifies to Congress that the requirement under subsection (a) has been fulfilled; and

(2)

December 31, 2021.