INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) announced today that he is co-authoring legislation to help end the statewide public health emergency and protect Hoosier workers.
House Bill 1001 would allow Gov. Eric Holcomb’s state public health emergency to expire by ensuring Indiana could continue receiving the same federal reimbursements for SNAP and Medicaid and maintain the state’s ability to hold voluntary community vaccination clinics.
Holcomb recently announced that he will keep the state of emergency and the remaining, but limited, executive order in place until lawmakers take action in January.
Snow said the legislation filed Monday at the Statehouse would also require businesses to accept medical and religious exemptions if they require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.
“Many Hoosiers continue to contact me with concerns about vaccination requirements in the workplace and whether or not they’ll qualify for an exemption,” Snow said. “As we move forward, I’m committed to working with individuals, employers and other stakeholders on this legislation to help clarify and strengthen Indiana’s vaccine exemptions.”
Snow is one of more than 50 lawmakers who have signed onto the legislation as co-authors.
Snow encouraged local workers and business owners to continue reaching out to him with questions and comments at [email protected] or by calling 317-234-9028.