Legislation to Limit COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in Indiana Businesses Advances | Health care

The plan has also been adjusted to allow companies with a vaccine mandate for employees to claim state reimbursement of their costs for the COVID-19 test from employees choosing not to be vaccinated.

State Representative Matt Lehman, R-Berne, the sponsor of the proposal, said the changes address some of the concerns he has heard from employer groups and vaccine opponents for more than 14 hours of prior committee testimony on the plan.

“I think we’ve found a good spot,” Lehman said. “We have tried to find this niche between an employer’s right to do what employers have the right to do as private businesses, while not interfering with firmly held beliefs or their medical conditions. employees. “

Lehman’s proposal is almost certain to pass the House as it has so far attracted 55 co-sponsors in the 100-member chamber, including President Todd Huston, R-Fishers and State officials from Northwestern Indiana, Julie Olthoff, R-Crown Point; Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie; Hal Slager, R-Schererville; and Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso.

However, Senate leaders and Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb have repeatedly signaled that they disagree with the plan, which could also be moot even before it becomes law if the U.S. Supreme Court reinstates temporarily suspended federal mandates for vaccines for most healthcare professionals and workers in companies with more than 100 employees.

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