Bill To Block All Vax Mandates Dies In Texas Legislature

The Texas Tribune reports:

Bills intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees failed to pass the Texas Legislature before lawmakers adjourned the third special legislative session early Tuesday morning.

Signs that the legislation was in trouble came early as business groups spoke out against the proposals. Even though the issue had been added to the session agenda as a late priority by Gov. Greg Abbott, the House’s version of the bill was unable to muster enough support to be voted out of committee.

The Senate’s proposal pushed by Sen. Bryan Hughes was quickly pushed out of committee but did not have the votes for approval by the whole chamber.

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