117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4980


To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID   19, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 6, 2021

Mr. Torres of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID   19, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Air transportation vaccination requirement.

(a) In general.   The Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, shall take such actions as are necessary to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID   19.

(b) Exception.   In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall ensure there is an exception to the requirement described in such subsection for an individual who is ineligible or medically unable to be fully vaccinated against COVID   19.

(c) Definition.   In this Act, the term    fully vaccinated against COVID   19    means receiving all recommended doses of a COVID   19 vaccine that is licensed under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262) or authorized for emergency use under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360bbb   3).