Michigan’s House Oversight Committee heard testimony today on House Bill 4667, which would prohibit state and local governments from requiring vaccine passports. “Government should not be dividing us into two classes of people based on a personal medical choice”, said Oversight Chair Steve Johnson. “This legislation is an important step towards protecting the rights of the people of Michigan.”
HB 4667, known as the “COVID-19 Vaccination Privacy Act” was introduced by Rep. Sue Allor amidst a strong backlash of opposition to the vaccine passport proposal. The bill would specifically prohibit all government entities from issuing or incentivizing vaccine passports.
Chair Johnson noted, “It is the legislature’s duty to ensure that the civil liberties of all Michiganders are protected. This concept of vaccine passports is a direct affront to our liberties, and this bill looks to stop that from happening in Michigan.”
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that she would be increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson says the Secretary of State’s announcement Tuesday that she is increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening follows some of the suggestions offered by the committee in […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee hearing with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Rep. Johnson says the appointment-only policy adopted by the Secretary for in-person branch office visits is leading to wait times not of minutes, but months.