View Amendment Current Amendment: 8 to Bill 3126

Reps. BURNS and HIXON propose the following Amendment No. to H. 3126 (COUNCIL\VR\3126C004.CC.VR21):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding appropriately numbered SECTIONS to read:

/ SECTION __. Chapter 29, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

" Section 44-29-58. Vaccination status, possession of an immunity passport, or compliance with a mask mandate issued in response to an infectious disease may not be taken into consideration by an insurer, insurance agent, third party payer, or employer when setting any life or health insurance premium, determining the right to an insurance rebate, or making any other insurance-related cost or coverage decision. For purposes of this section:

(1) 'Immunity passport' means a document, digital record, or software application indicating that a person is immune to a disease, either through vaccination or infection and recovery.

(2) 'Vaccination status' means an indication of whether a person has received one or more doses of a vaccine."

SECTION__. If any section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this act, and each and every section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective. /