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Bill would prohibit vaccine requirement for state facilities

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Louisiana state agencies and public colleges would be unable to require coronavirus vaccines for entry into their facilities under a bill that has won overwhelming support from the Senate.

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:26 AM

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

Senators voted 28-9 Tuesday for the proposal by Republican Sen. Stewart Cathey of 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. The Senate spent little time debating the bill Tuesday.

It heads next to the House for consideration.

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