East Texas legislator files bill outlawing vaccine requirements

Rep. James White
Rep. James White
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 3:18 PM CDT
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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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