Legislation prevents "vaccine passports" in Tennessee
April 15, 2021
Bill provides local boards of health act only in advisory role to elected county mayors regarding COVID-19 restrictions
The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee approved legislation to help ensure COVID-19 vaccines remain voluntary and that medical information reflecting the status of a person’s vaccination cannot be required by any state entities in Tennessee. Senate Bill 858 prohibits a state or local governmental official, entity, department or agency from mandating a private business to require “vaccine passports” as a condition for entering their p...