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S. 2842: Respecting Our Ser­vice­mem­bers Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 23, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2842

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 23, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Defense from requiring that members of the Armed Forces receive a COVID–19 vaccine, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Respecting Our Ser­vice­mem­bers Act.

2.

Prohibition on COVID–19 vaccination requirements for members of the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1110b the following new section:

1110c.

Prohibition on COVID–19 vaccination requirement

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Defense may not require any member of an Armed Force to receive a vaccine with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19).

(b)

Member of an Armed Force defined

In this section the term member of an Armed Force means a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Space Force, including any member of a reserve component thereof on active service or active status.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 55 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1110b the following new item:

1110c. Prohibition on COVID–19 vaccination requirement.

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