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H.R. 3762: No Vax Pass Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 8, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3762

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit the use of any COVID–19 relief funds by a State or political subdivision thereof to develop or implement a vaccine passport system, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Vax Pass Act of 2021.

2.

Prohibition against using COVID–19 relief funds To develop or implement a vaccine passport system

(a)

Prohibition

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (other than the exception in subsection (b)), no COVID–19 relief funds may be used by a State or political subdivision thereof to develop or implement, or support the development or implementation of, a system for providers of items or services (other than health care items and services) to verify the COVID–19 vaccination status of individuals receiving such items or services.

(b)

Exception

Subsection (a) does not preclude a State educational agency, local educational agency, institution of higher education, secondary school, or elementary school from using COVID–19 relief funds for developing or implementing, or supporting the development or implementation of, a system described in subsection (a) with respect to their students and staff, so long as the agency or school does not impose any condition relative to COVID–19 vaccines that is stricter than the corresponding condition imposed by the agency or school relative to other vaccines.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

The term COVID–19 relief funds means funds made available by any of the following:

(A)

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (Public Law 116–123).

(B)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Public Law 116–127).

(C)

The CARES Act (Public Law 116–136).

(D)

The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (Public Law 116–139).

(E)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116–260).

(F)

Any other Federal statute that makes available funding specifically to address COVID–19.

(2)

The terms elementary school, local educational agency, secondary school, and State educational agency have the meanings given to such terms in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).

(3)

The term institution of higher education has the meaning given to such term in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).

(4)

The term State includes the District of Columbia and any territory of the United States.