State Senator Andre Jacque has joined a bill’s effort to make sure businesses cannot discriminate against you based on COVID-19 vaccination status. Globally, several countries including those in the European Union and China are in the process of developing digital vaccine passports to allow for easier international travel. The Biden administration ruled out involvement in developing a national vaccine passport earlier this week, but states like New York and Hawaii are experimenting with their own. Originally introduced by Republican state Representative Gae Magnafici, Jacque says the bill is almost like an extension of current HIPAA laws. He adds that whether you choose to get vaccinated or not, it should not lead to discriminatory behavior.
Jacque says the bill is currently circulating throughout the Wisconsin State Legislature and it has already received some bipartisan support. He also hopes Governor Tony Evers signs a bill that would bar the state from requiring people to get vaccinated. He did applaud Door County on its vaccination rate, which crossed the 50 percent barrier on Thursday.