Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 2006
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/07/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Gruters) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1038 and 1039
    4  insert:
    5         Section 17. Section 381.00316, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         381.00316COVID-19 vaccine documentation.—
    8         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature to protect the
    9  fundamental rights and privacies of its residents and the free
   10  flow of commerce within this state during the state of emergency
   11  declared in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The
   12  Legislature recognizes that during this state of emergency,
   13  individuals may be unable to obtain, or may not wish to obtain,
   14  a COVID-19 vaccination due to health, religious, or other
   15  reasons. It is further the intent of the Legislature that
   16  vaccination against COVID-19 is not required by law during this
   17  time.
   18         (2)A Florida business entity, as defined in s. 606.03 to
   19  include any business operating in this state, may not require
   20  patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying
   21  COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain
   22  access to, entry upon, or service from the business. This
   23  subsection does not otherwise restrict businesses from
   24  instituting screening protocols in accordance with state or
   25  federal law to protect public health.
   26         (3)A Florida governmental entity, its subdivisions,
   27  agents, or assigns may not issue to a third party vaccine
   28  passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation
   29  for the purpose of certifying that an individual has been
   30  vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise publish or share an
   31  individual’s COVID-19 vaccination history, unless specifically
   32  authorized by the individual or the individual’s legal guardian
   33  or representative.
   34         (4)This section may not be construed to interfere with an
   35  individual’s right to access his or her own personal health
   36  information under federal law.
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   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete line 119
   41  and insert:
   42         request assistance with specified duties; creating s.
   43         381.00316, F.S.; providing legislative intent;
   44         prohibiting a Florida business entity from requiring
   45         patrons or customers to provide documentation
   46         certifying vaccination against or recovery from COVID
   47         19; authorizing specified screening protocols;
   48         prohibiting specified entities from issuing vaccine
   49         passports, passes, or other standardized documentation
   50         for a specified purpose, or publishing or sharing an
   51         individual’s COVID-19 vaccination history; providing
   52         an exception; providing construction; amending s.