Indiana Lawmakers Delay Bill Restricting COVID-19 Mandates

Indiana’s governor said Wednesday he would extend the state’s public health emergency for another month amid a stalled proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 3:16 PM

Indiana’s governor said Wednesday he would extend the state’s public health emergency for another month amid a stalled proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization rules set by state universities.

Lawmakers were set to meet in a special session next week to vote on the fast-track bill.

But leaders called the plan off following seven hours of heated public testimony and a lack of agreement Tuesday on the bill.

Republican House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray say they now plan to address the bill when lawmakers reconvene for the regular session in January.

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