House Leadership Working on Bill to Address Vaccine Mandates

At the Ohio Statehouse, more COVID-19-related bills have been introduced — all with varying employer impacts.

As previously reported, House Bill 248 — OMA-opposed legislation that would restrict employers’ rights with respect to vaccination policies — has captured most of the attention. But after hours of hearings, the bill has stalled, even after its sponsor, Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester), attempted to bypass the committee process and force a floor vote. (Now it’s reported Gross is being removed from the House Health Committee for her actions.)

House leadership is working on its own legislation addressing vaccine requirements. It could be introduced within the next week, so stay tuned as OMA staff remains engaged with policymakers. 9/23/2021