COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement, discrimination prohibited. (SB601)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), and Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any regulatory board therein, and the Department of Social Services from requiring any person, including any child, to undergo vaccination for COVID-19 and prohibits discrimination based on a person's COVID-19 vaccination status (i) with regard to education, employment, or issuance of a driver's license or other state identification or (ii) in numerous other contexts. Read the Bill »

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Richmond Sunlight prohibits comments that spread propaganda about COVID-19 or COVID vaccines. We will promptly delete any claims that COVID isn’t serious, or claims that vaccines are unsafe or ineffective.

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103794D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB601)
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/10/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Lou Di Leonardo writes:

"Richmond Sunlight prohibits comments that spread propaganda about COVID-19 or COVID vaccines. We will promptly delete any claims that COVID isn’t serious, or claims that vaccines are unsafe or ineffective."

Is it propaganda to cite statistics showing how many vaccinated people have died from reactions to it? Is it propaganda to cite statistics showing how many people got sick immediately after being vaccinated or despite being vaccinated?

John Mannarino writes:

Wow. The absence of vaccine mandates and prohibitions placed on public health officer, health care professionals, schools and businesses to require vaccines is doing nothing more to end this pandemic, and allowing the virus to continue to mutate and adapt to our measures to inhibit its adaptation and spread. Requiring the public to respond to health emergencies is not a political act. It is no different than enacting no smoking rules, to protect people from second hand smoke. This is an irresponsible action on the part of the legislature.

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