IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 23, 2021
Mr. Lee introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Respecting Our Servicemembers Act.
Prohibition on COVID–19 vaccination requirements for members of the Armed Forces
Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1110b the following new section:
Prohibition on COVID–19 vaccination requirement
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).
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.
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.