Powell Cosponsors Legislation Prohibiting Vaccine Passports
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) recently cosponsored legislation that prohibits vaccine passports.
“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.
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