Florida bill would not just ban ‘vaccine passports’ but fine entities for requiring them

Florida bill would not just ban ‘vaccine passports’ but fine entities for requiring them
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[Ed. – This is how you do it.  In some circumstances there’s a requirement to verify vaccinated status, but it can and should be done without creating centralized electronic “passports” and mandating their use.  That’s an open door to abuse for social punishment and control.  Florida is focused on the right thing here: stopping the “passport” idea cold by punishing it with painful fines.]

Florida will fine any business or school $5,000 each time it requires a “vaccine passport,” or proof of COVID-19 vaccination, for entry or participation under a bill bound for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.

The House Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2006 in a 76-40 vote and sent it to the Senate to endorse a newly added amendment before the session ends Friday. …

The 49-page SB 2006 amends the state’s Emergency Management Act to place limits on local emergency powers and installs fines for businesses or institutions that require vaccine documentation. The relatively technical amendment added Wednesday clarifies COVID-19 screening protocols.

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