2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    October 13, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to enact-
          ing the "fairly applying individual requirements for vaccine  mandates
          (FAIR Vaccine Mandates) act"

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Short title. This act may be cited and shall  be  known  as
     2  the  "fairly applying individual requirements for vaccine mandates (FAIR
     3  Vaccine Mandates) Act".
     4    § 2. The arts and cultural affairs law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     5  section 61.14 to read as follows:
     6    § 61.14. Equity of vaccine requirements in entertainment and the arts.
     7  A  local  government may, by local law, rule or executive order, require
     8  performers, athletes, employees, attendees, and/or any other  person  or
     9  category  of  persons be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter a place of
    10  entertainment, provided such local government may not exempt any  person
    11  from  the  vaccination requirements based upon a person's place of resi-
    12  dency or usual employment. As used in this  section,  "place  of  enter-
    13  tainment"  means  any  privately  or  publicly owned and operated enter-
    14  tainment facility such as a theatre, stadium, arena, racetrack,  museum,
    15  amusement  park  or  other place where performances, concerts, exhibits,
    16  athletic games or contests are held for which an entry fee is charged.
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that  any  local
    18  law,  rule, or executive order requiring vaccination against COVID-19 to
    19  enter a place of entertainment in effect on the effective date  of  this
    20  act  which local law, rule, or order does not comply with the provisions
    21  of this act shall remain in effect, but any person  who  was  previously
    22  exempt from any such local law, rule, or executive order requirement due
    23  to  their  place  of  residency  or  usual employment shall no longer be
    24  exempt.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.