Hoosier lawmakers passed a ban on COVID-19 vaccine passports in the waning hours of the 2021 legislative session Thursday.
The legislation, HB 1405, simply bans the state or local governments from issuing or requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports, showing proof of immunization status.
“Private employers need to make the decisions that are best for them and their customers,” Huston said.
Rep. Ed DeLaney (D-Indianapolis) said banning vaccine passports solves a nonexistent problem.
“I’m in the United States of America. This year’s 2021,” DeLaney said. “There’s no such thing as an immunization passport. There is such a thing as a concern about health.”
The bill doesn’t stop governments from keeping records of a person’s vaccination status or giving someone proof of their immunization.