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The Sacramento Bee reports that California lawmakers are considering legislation to require people to prove they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering indoor public spaces like restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, hotels and stadiums.

The proposal hasn’t been formally introduced in the Legislature, and the timeline for action is unclear.

Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, said the coalition of lawmakers supporting the concept has not decided whether to push the plan immediately before the legislative year’s Sept. 10 deadline or wait until January when lawmakers return to work. The Sacramento Bee obtained a copy of the draft legislation, which Wicks said is also subject to change.

Wicks said she is in conversations with business leaders, union representatives and others whose support is necessary for any legislation to be successful.

“I think everyone right now is honestly and earnestly at the table,” Wicks said.

As currently written, the proposal would take effect immediately upon the governor’s signature, and would direct the Department of Public Health to develop an enforcement mechanism by Nov. 1.

The proposal, first reported by Politico, would create one of the strictest statewide vaccination requirements in the nation.

The state Department of Public Health said last week that it was leading the nation with a requirement that everyone attending an indoor event with 1,000 people or more show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. That requirement takes effect Sept. 20.

Wicks said the new verification requirement could help drive up vaccination rates in California and finally end a pandemic that has spread in the state for 18 months. The system could help schools and businesses keep their doors open, Wicks said, and ease overburdened hospitals clogged with COVID-19 patients amid the delta variant surge.