HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that bans so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports” and restricts the state Health Secretary’s actions during health emergencies. The governor called Senate Bill 618 “contradictory, misguided, and irresponsible.” Republican lawmakers had sought to prevent what they view as a violation of health privacy through requiring proof of vaccination. The bill would have also kept colleges and universities that receive state money from mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccination to undertake any activity. It also would have kept the state Health Secretary from ordering closures or directing people to engage in disease mitigation efforts.

GOV. TOM WOLF