Bill banning vaccine passports passed by Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill banning vaccine passports in Pennsylvania was passed Wednesday in the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate.

The legislation passed on party lines with a 29-20 vote. It now heads to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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Under the bill, state agencies, counties, municipalities and school districts would be prohibited from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The bill would not apply to private businesses or organizations.

Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will veto the bill if it passes.