East Texas legislator files bill outlawing vaccine requirements
AUSTIN, Texas (KTRE) - State Rep. James White has filed a bill restricting government entities and private businesses from requiring vaccinations.
HB 93 was filed by White (R-Hollister) on Tuesday.
The bill states government entities may not impose mandates requiring vaccinations specifically against COVID-19. It also states businesses which require employees to provide proof of vaccination will not be eligible to receive state grants or get a contract payable with state funds.
White has also filed HB 94, which would require the Texas Division of Emergency Management to keep a database of COVID-19 immunization information provided by health care providers. Information required for the database would be total numbers of those vaccinated who have tested positive for COVID-19, been hospitalized or died.
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