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HF 2511

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/15/2021 09:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; prohibiting the requirement of vaccine passports for COVID-19
immunization status.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginPROHIBITION ON VACCINE PASSPORTS FOR COVID-19
VACCINATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Government-issued vaccine passport. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to protect the
fundamental rights and privacies of Minnesotans and the free flow of commerce within the
state, no government entity or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns are permitted to issue
vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or any other standardized documentation for the purpose
of certifying an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status or post-transmission recovery to
a third party or otherwise publish or share an individual's COVID-19 vaccination record or
similar health record.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "vaccine passport" or "vaccine pass" means proof that
an individual has tested negative for COVID-19, has been protected against COVID-19 by
receiving a vaccination against COVID-19, or is post-transmission recovery from COVID-19.
The vaccine passport or vaccine pass may be electronic, digital such as a cellphone app, or
physical such as a paper card that an individual can access to show the individual's COVID-19
status.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Businesses. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to protect the fundamental rights and privacies of
Minnesotans and the free flow of commerce within the state, no entity doing business in
Minnesota shall require patrons or customers to provide documentation certifying vaccination
or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business.
new text end

new text begin (b) Businesses that do not comply with the prohibition in this subdivision shall not be
eligible for grants or contracts financed through state revenue or funds.
new text end

new text begin (c) The requirements in this section do not restrict businesses from instituting COVID-19
screening protocols in accordance with state and federal law to protect the public health.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Access to records. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with
an individual's right to access the individual's own personal health information under state
and federal law.
new text end