“We’ve witnessed unprecedented government overreach during the course of the pandemic, and vaccine passports are another extreme method of stripping Ohioans of their freedom,” said Powell. “Showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination is an invasion of privacy and prohibits individuals from exercising their everyday rights.”
Powell noted New York is the first state to announce a vaccine passport program titled “Excelsior Pass,” which plans to use QR code technology to allow vaccinated individuals into venues.
“In Ohio, we value personal liberty and I will continue fighting to stop radical government overreach on my constituents,” added Powell.
The measure is sponsored by State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) and currently awaits a bill number.