HOUSE BILL NO. 117 “An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an effective date” was read the second time.
Senator Reinbold offered Amendment No. 1 :Page 1, line 2, following “Midwives;”:Insert “relating to COVID-19 immunization rights;”Page 1, following line 6: Insert a new bill section to read: “* Sec. 2. AS 18.09 is amended by adding new sections to read: Article 2A. COVID-19 Immunization Rights.
Sec. 18.09.270. Access to areas and services. A business, state agency, or political subdivision of the state may not require an individual to be accinated against COVID-19 for the individual to access an area or service that is open to the public. In this subsection, “business” has the meaning given in AS 18.35.399.
Sec. 18.09.280. Exercise of rights and access to benefits. A state agency or political subdivision of the state may not adopt or issue a regulation, ordinance, order, or similar policy that requires an individual to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the individual to exercise a right or receive a benefit that is available to the public.
Sec. 18.09.290. Definition. In AS 18.09.270 – 18.09.290, “COVID-19″ means the novel coronavirus disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).”
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.