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AB-327 COVID-19 vaccination status: prohibition on required disclosure.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provision authorizing the emergency use authorization of vaccines expressly recognizes that each individual has “the option to accept or refuse administration of the product” under an emergency use authorization.
(b) As of April 8, 2021, California has administered over 21 million COVID-19 vaccines.
(c) Vaccination status is private health information and no governmental entity should compel disclosure.
(d) The United States Constitution does not authorize the federal government to mandate nationwide vaccine passports for COVID-19.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 3.28 (commencing with Section 6218.8) is added to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  3.28. Prohibitions on COVID-19 Vaccination Status Disclosure Requirements
6218.8.
 (a) State agencies, local governments, and any other governmental authority shall not adopt or enforce any order, ordinance, policy, regulation, rule, or similar measure that requires an individual to provide as a condition of receiving any service or entering any place, documentation regarding the individual’s vaccination status for any COVID-19 vaccine administered under an emergency use authorization.
(b) Any public or private entity that receives or is awarded state funds through any means, including, but not limited to, grants, contracts, or loans, shall not require a member of the public to provide, as a condition of receipt of any service or entrance to any place, documentation regarding the person’s vaccination status for any COVID-19 vaccine administered under an emergency use authorization.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.