Two Important bills have reached the senate. We need to be there to testify. They will be heard in the Senate State Affairs Committee Nov 17, 2021.
• HB 429, sponsored by Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, allows exemptions from health measures in schools including masks, plexiglas barriers, or “other similar medical measures,” both for children at parental discretion and for adults at their own discretion. The bill also prohibits any limitations on participation in “school activities or programs” because of the exemptions.
• HB 412 from Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, was described as a “civil rights bill,” forbidding “discrimination based on immunization status” in public accommodations, by employers, or by government. It’s modeled after a Montana law and includes exemptions for schools and health care facilities.
Please email your Senate State Affaires team and let them know you are FOR HB 429 and HB 412.