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S. 2696: Vaccine Passport and Voter ID Harmonization Act

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Six of one, half a dozen of the other?

Context

Some Democratic-led blue cities have started mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to access certain indoor venues.

In August, New York City became the first U.S. city to mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor activities including eating at restaurants, exercising at gyms, and attending performances including Broadway and Brooklyn Nets games. Other major cities including Los AngelesSan Francisco, and New Orleans followed suit.

No state has yet implemented a statewide vaccine passport mandate for all indoor activities in the same way, although some states have done so for specific professions or areas. In August, California became the first state to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all in-person schoolteachers and staff, including for private schools.

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Sponsor and status

Kevin Cramer

Sponsor. Junior Senator for North Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Aug 10, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Aug 10, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 10, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Aug 10, 2021
 
Introduced

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S. 2696 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2696. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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