Florida is the state that keeps winning in the fight for liberty.
While deep-blue states enforce medical tyranny, Florida has taken a hardline stance against vaccine passports.
Governor Ron DeSantis took the lead by passing an executive order outlawing COVID-19 vaccine passports, and now the legislature has made the ban permanent.
Not only are government agencies forbidden to enforce vaccine passports, but corporations and educational institutions fall into the same category.
Violation of this bill warrants a $5,000 fine, per person.
This is a direct slap in the face to Biden’s plan of not wanting the federal government to enforce vaccine passports, but instead, redirecting that authority to corporations to make citizens’ lives a living hell.
But that won’t fly in Florida!
Here’s the latest on the new legislation:
Sun-Sentinel had the scoop:
A House committee Monday approved a proposal that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 “passports” that would show people have been vaccinated.
The Health & Human Services Committee voted 14-8 to support a revised proposal (HB 7047) intended to “minimize the negative effects of extended emergencies.”
The most prominent change Monday was adding rules that would prevent government agencies from issuing COVID-19 passports and bar Florida businesses from requiring customers to show documentation that they have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.
Bill sponsor Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, called a passport system government overreach.
“If you accept, as I do, the media reports that our minority communities have the greatest degree of vaccination hesitancy, and if you accept that the minority communities are getting vaccinated in a much lesser degree than the majority population, then to do this and to allow that type of proof of vaccination has a disparate impact on those communities,” Leek said.
Under the proposal, businesses, government agencies and educational institutions requiring people to show proof of vaccination for entry or service could be fined up to $5,000 by the Department of Health.
Leek said each passenger would count as a separate incident if a cruise ship required passengers to show proof of vaccination.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian on Friday told NBC News the company anticipates requiring proof of vaccination on international flights, while several major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, have announced plans for fully vaccinated journeys once they are allowed to again operate.
National File also reported:
Earlier today the Florida legislature passed S.B. 2006, a bill that would prevent the government or corporations from requiring Floridians to present a vaccine passport to engage in commerce.
The bill explicitly forbids businesses from requiring COVID-19 passports with the language, “A business entity as defined in s. 768.38 to include any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business operations in this state.” Should a business choose to ignore the Florida government’s legislation, they can be fined up to $5,000 per violation.
Similarly, the bill forbids governmental entities and educational institutions from doing the same. “A governmental entity … may not require persons to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recover to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the governmental entity’s operations in this state,” the bill declares. “An educational institution … may not require students or residents to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery for the attendance or enrollment, or to gain access to, entry upon, or service from such educational institution in this state.” The bill must now be signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who previously signed an executive order that similarly banned COVID-19 passports.National File spoke to Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a candidate for U.S. House currently serving in the Florida legislature, who broke the news on social media. “Just voted to Ban vaccine-passports in Florida–the bill passed 76-40,” wrote Sabatini.
Speaking to National File, Sabatini said he and his allies are “Trying to limit the role of local governments to interfere with peoples personal lives and liberty, including medical freedom” and prevent “businesses in our state, woke corporations [who] want to mandate vaccines and control the lives of every consumer. We’re pushing back against that.”
ARTICLE SOURCE : americanconservatives.today