ALERT: SB74 needs your voice today; make these 8 calls!
- SB 74 is a critical bill for Indiana and is in danger of dying in committee. The bill would make it law to prohibit employers from penalizing or discriminating against employees who decline a required vaccine.
- As of February 8, 2021, SB 74 still has not been brought up for amendments or a committee vote. Next week is the deadline for the bill to get to the Senate floor for debate or else the bill will die this session.
- This bill is urgent as countless Hoosiers are already facing pressure to receive the vaccine as a condition of employment, following a year of unprecedented mandates across the state of Indiana.
- SB74 had a hearing in the Pensions and Labor Committee on Wednesday January 13th, over 60 people showed up to testify in support of SB74. The chair of the Pensions and Labor committee, Senator Phil Boots, is now refusing to bring the bill for a vote because he reports there’s disagreement among the committee on how to proceed with the bill. Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray says that SB74 is the right thing to do for Indiana yet without your voice urging Senator Boots to bring the bill for a hearing, the bill will die leaving Hoosiers very vulnerable.
- Senator Boots has expressed that some committee members believe that federal regulations already provide protections for employees. Unfortunately, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission affirms the legal right of an employer to exclude the employee from the workplace even if an employee cannot get vaccinated for COVID-19 because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief and there is no reasonable accommodation possible.
- You can help make sure this bill gets a hearing by clicking to call the eight senators that we believe support doing the right thing: passing law that sends a strong message that Indiana public policy prohibits forced vaccination and prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status. The call script asking these committee members to make sure that SB 74 is heard by the full senate will pop up when you call. (**Remember to remain courteous and respectful. You are likely going to speak with a staff person, which is just as important as discussing the issue with the elected officials.**)
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