STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) announced Monday 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.
Frye said the legislation filed 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.
“This proposal would help strengthen protections for Hoosier workers while also helping end the state public health emergency,” Frye said. “I remain committed to acting on this legislation as quickly as possible.”
Frye encouraged local workers and business owners to continue reaching out to him with questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 317-234-9450.
Visit iga.in.gov for more information on HB 1001, which will be considered during the 2022 legislative session kicking off in January.