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House File 889 will be heard Monday in a House Judiciary Committee meeting. The bill, filed by Rep. Matt Windschitl, is a companion bill to LSB 2813XS in the Senate.

The bill prohibits the mandatory disclosure of whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccination. It disqualifies certain entities from receiving state grants or contracts as well.

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The state or any political subdivision of the state will not be allowed to include on an identification card issued by the state or political subdivision information regarding whether the holder of the card has received a vaccination for COVID-19.

Businesses and governmental entities will be prohibited from requiring a customer, patron, client, patient or other person who is invited onto the premises to furnish proof of having received a vaccination for COVID-19 prior to entering a premises of a business or governmental entity.

Any business or governmental entity that requires such proof will be ineligible to receive grants and contracts funded by state revenue.

The bill does not prohibit a business or governmental entity from implementing COVID screening protocols that do not require proof of vaccination.

The bill is considered a leadership bill, which makes it funnel-proof. It will become effective upon enactment.

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Author: Jacob Hall

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