Bloomberg Law
Dec. 23, 2021, 12:50 AM

New York Makes Tampering With Covid-19 Vaccine Records a Crime

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

Falsifying coronavirus vaccination records will be considered a crime in New York state, according to legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

The measure (S.4516C/A.7536B) amends the penal law making it a crime if someone intentionally alters or destroys computer material indicating that a person did or did not receive a vaccination against Covid-19, according to the bill language.

Those who violate the law, which is effective immediately, could face fines of more than $1,000, according to the bill.

The legislation comes as coronavirus cases surge in the state as a result of holiday spread and the delta variant. ...

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