BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that started advancing in the Louisiana House would prohibit state and local government agencies from refusing to issue licenses, permits and degrees or barring access to public facilities to someone who isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19.
Republican Rep. Kathy Edmonston said she proposed the measure to avoid discrimination against people who choose not to get vaccinated.
Opponents said no such government vaccination mandates exist in Louisiana.
They suggested bill supporters were spreading false narratives about the risks of the vaccine.
The House civil law committee sent the bill to the full House for debate with an 8-3 vote Monday.