HARRISBURG – The PA Senate Health and Human Services Committee advanced a measure that would ban the state, as well as local governmental entities and school districts, from requiring vaccine passports. Senate Bill 618 would ensure the state can not create new programs that could capture personal health care information. The state of New York paid IBM $2.5 million to create their state-issued vaccine passport. Other states are requiring proof of vaccination to attend gatherings. Senate Bill 618, sponsored by York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, Blair County Sen. Judy Ward, now moves to the full Senate for its consideration.