Prohibits a mandatory immunization against the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 for children, incapacitated persons, or students or staff of employment institutions or day care facilities; prohibits requiring people to carry or present evidence of having received the COVID-19 vaccine.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
May 13, 2021
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting a
mandatory immunization against the novel coronavirus/COVID-19
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section
2 2183 to read as follows:
3 § 2183. Novel coronavirus/COVID-19; immunization. 1. No child under
4 the age of eighteen shall be required to receive such vaccine against
5 COVID-19 unless a person in a parental relation to such child requests
6 and consents to have the child vaccinated. For the purpose of this
7 subdivision the term "person in parental relation to a child" shall have
8 the same meaning as set forth in section twenty-one hundred sixty-four
9 of this article. Prior to administering the immunization every health
10 care provider or practitioner shall provide a list of ingredients
11 contained in the vaccine as provided by the manufacturer product insert
12 and all potential side effects as indicated by industry studies.
13 2. No incapacitated person shall be required to receive such immuniza-
14 tion against COVID-19 unless a person who is the legal guardian of such
15 incapacitated person chooses to have the incapacitated person vaccinat-
16 ed. For the purposes of this subdivision: (a) the term "incapacitated
17 person" shall mean any person over the age of eighteen who is unable to
18 make or communicate decisions affecting their physical health, safety,
19 or self-care; and (b) the term "legal guardian" shall mean and include
20 any person who is over the age of eighteen and designated by an incapac-
21 itated person prior to incapacitation as their legal guardian or a
22 person legally appointed by a court as guardian of such incapacitated
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
S. 6747 2
1 3. No immunization against COVID-19 shall be required for attendance
2 by students or employment of teachers and staff at any public or private
3 educational institution or day care facility.
4 4. No person shall be required to have, carry or present evidence of
5 having received immunization against COVID-19.
6 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.