Republican legislative leaders don’t sound ready to ban Indiana companies from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
But the issue isn’t going to be left alone in the 2022 session, either.
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Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) said lawmakers shouldn’t do anything to stop companies from requiring vaccines.
“Employers have a responsibility not just to their employees but to the entire community, in my mind,” Taylor said.
House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) said he personally prefers to let private businesses decide.
“I’d also say employers need to be cautious in how they honor religious exemptions, medical exemptions,” Huston said.
Huston said lawmakers will explore expanding the reasons employees can be exempted from vaccine mandates. Such a bill died last session without a vote.