Vaccination pass: The project resumed at the Assembly, towards an application for over 16s only

After the resounding failure on Thursday of a compromise with the Senate , the National Assembly took up the bill on Friday afternoon establishing the vaccination pass, with the prospect that it only applies to people over 16 year. “We no longer have time” in the face of the epidemic, pressed government spokesperson Gabriel Attal on the podium, instead of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, him -even reached by the Covid-19.

Gabriel Attal defended “a text of democratic consensus and firmness in the face of the virus”, with the next vaccine pass, a “maximum incentive” assumed for vaccination. Some 450 amendments are under discussion, the oppositions not being ready to lay down their arms, like the elected officials LFI who unsuccessfully defended a motion of prior rejection against a text of “constraint”. The deputies will work until late Friday on a version of the bill close to that voted last week at first reading, but with certain modifications, sometimes inspired by

the examination at the Senate dominated by the right.

The limit set at 16 years

Thus, the presentation of a vaccination pass should be limited to only people over 12 years, for access to leisure activities, restaurants and bars, fairs or interregional public transport. Minors from 12 to 15 years would remain subject to the obligation to present the current health pass, i.e. they could go to the restaurant by example by producing the negative result of a simple screening test.

the basis of an “official document bearing his photograph”. The deputies also planned to halve the amount of the administrative fine per employee, for companies not playing the game of teleworking. The Senate will examine the bill again on Saturday, then the National Assembly will probably have the last word on Sunday, for its final adoption, we learned from a parliamentary source.

LR accused of wreaking havoc on the campaign

While an agreement on this text seemed close on Thursday afternoon , the joint committee of deputies and senators ended in failure, after a tweet from the boss of the senators LR Bruno Retailleau. He proclaimed a “victory of common sense” of his people, which made the majority jump, in the name of respect for the functioning of Parliament. “We never preempt the outcome of a debate”, reacted Friday the president LREM of the institution Richard Ferrand.

“When a joint committee is successful, it is a success for both assemblies. I know that 20220111 President Larcher shares this conviction”, he added, after having twice had the President LR of the Senate online. “It’s been a mess for ten days. Everyone is somewhat responsible for it, but the Republicans play a major role in this situation, ”said the leader of the MoDem deputies Patrick Mignola before the press. “We are here to lay down the law and not just to campaign” for the presidential election, he slipped.