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Bill would prohibit vaccine requirement for state facilities

5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, May 05 2021 May 5, 2021 May 05, 2021 8:59 AM May 05, 2021 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state agencies and public colleges would be unable to require coronavirus vaccines for entry into their facilities, if House lawmakers agree to a bill that won overwhelming support Tuesday from the Senate.

Senators voted 28-9 for the proposal by Sen. Stewart Cathey, a Republican from Monroe.

The measure would prohibit a person from being denied access to any state-owned, state-financed or state-operated facility based on whether that person has been vaccinated against the COVID-19 illness caused by the coronavirus.

The Senate spent little time debating the bill Tuesday. It heads next to the House for consideration.

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