Authorizes local governments, by local law, rule or executive order, to require performers, athletes, employees, attendees, and/or any other person or category of persons be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter a place of entertainment.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
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
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.