Governor Greg Abbott stressed that in Texas, it will not be possible to request vaccination data “as a condition for obtaining any services or access anywhere.”
Texas authorities have banned companies and institutions in the state from requiring residents to provide proof of vaccination against the new coronavirus as a condition of providing any services. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill into law.
According to a statement posted on its website, “Texans should be free to go wherever they want, without any restrictions or requirements.” “Today, I signed a law that prohibits any Texas business or government agency from requiring a vaccination passport or any vaccination information,” the governor said. As he stressed, in the territory of Texas, it will not be possible to request vaccination data “as a condition for obtaining any services or access anywhere.”
The bill was previously approved by the state legislature. The initiative was sponsored by Republicans. In April, Abbott, who also represents the US Republican Party, signed an executive order with similar content. Texas is one of the most economically developed American states. It ranks first among them in terms of oil production.