Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: GE DP 7-6-0-0 | 3rd Read 31-28-1-0
Senate: GOV DP 4-3-0-0 | 3rd Read 16-12-2-0

HB 2453: governmental entities; mask requirement; prohibition

Sponsor: Representative Carter, LD 8

Transmitted to the Governor


Prohibits a governmental entity from imposing any requirement to wear a face covering or mask anywhere on the premises with certain exceptions.


Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness called COVID-19. 


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteRepeals statute relating to vaccine passport prohibitions. (Sec. 1)

2.   Stipulates that a governmental entity may not impose any requirement to wear a face covering or mask anywhere on the premises, except where long-standing workplace infection control and safety measures that are unrelated to COVID-19 may be required. (Sec. 2)

3.   Exempts a healthcare institution established pursuant to statute from the prohibition on a mask requirement. (Sec. 2)

4.   Defines governmental entity. (Sec. 2)



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