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Proposed Bill Would Criminalize Using or Selling Fake Vaccine Cards in Washington

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The Senate Law & Justice Committee heard public testimony Monday on Senate Bill 5667, which would make falsifying or using fake COVID-19 vaccination cards illegal in the state of Washington. Using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card would be punishable as a misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail, while falsifying a COVID-19 vaccination card would be a felony.

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SB 5667: Criminalizing Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards 

SB 5667 2021-22: Concerning the possession and use of forged and falsified COVID-19 vaccination documents. Bill Information (link)
Public Hearing: The
Senate Committee on Law & Justice hearing January 24th (watch full Hearing (link)
Sponsors: Salomon, Hunt, Keiser, Mullet, Van De Wege, Wellman
Status: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice January 27th at 10:30 AM (Subject to change) (video link to view)


Brief Summary of Bill
Full bill analysis

  • Creates a misdemeanor crime to knowingly exhibit, display, or otherwise offer as genuine, fraudulent proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Creates a class C felony crime to knowingly sell, offer or expose for sale, or otherwise transfer, or possess with the intent to do the same, a document, printed form, or other writing which falsely purports to be proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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