Rep. Lee hopes vaccine passport immunity bill will be passed next week

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Monday is the last day of the Alabama Legislative Session, and there’s still a lot to get done.

Rep. Paul Lee, R-District 86, is hoping to get the passport immunization bill passed.

“It would prevent government and state entities from requiring a passport or showing any identification that you’ve had the COVID shot, prior to doing business or receiving any benefits from those particular entities,” Lee said.

He said the reason behind this is to make sure people will have access to going into a business to buy.

According to Lee, this has been a major topic across the nation, and he believes there will be a lot of support.

“I think there will be support for this on both sides of the isles by the Democrats and the Republicans,” Lee said. “It is something they want to address as well.”

Lee said there will be a couple of amendments on it like schools and institutions from kindergarten to college needing previously required vaccinations. Anything required prior to Jan. 1, 2021, will still be required.

“Unless there’s reasons for exemptions such as religious beliefs or health reasons,” Lee said. “So that will be in there and then some clarification that this is for those that are customers going into a business.”

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