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House Bill 419 — Employment, COVID-19 vaccine

House Bill 419 — Employment, COVID-19 vaccine

Parrish Miller
November 15, 2021

Bill Description: H419 narrowly protects the medical privacy of individuals related to COVID-19 vaccines.  

Rating: +1

Analyst Note: H419 is one of several pieces of legislation introduced during the November meeting of the 2021 session to address the issue of vaccine mandates in Idaho. 

Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore or uphold the protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution?

H419 creates Section 44-906, Idaho Code, to protect individual medical privacy related to COVID-19 vaccines. Specifically, it says, "No person, firm, corporation, or other business entity or representative thereof shall require as a condition of employment or continuation of employment any person or employee to disclose whether that person or employee has received the COVID-19 vaccine, booster, or any vaccination related to COVID-19 or its variants."

It is positive to protect individual medical privacy; however, it should apply to government entities as well as private employers. Likewise, it should include all medical information, not just information related to COVID-19 vaccines.  


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