After two failed attempts in the past few months, on Thursday of this week, the Ohio House passed a bill imposing restrictions on mandatory vaccinations, implementing required exemptions, and prohibiting proof of vaccination for access to buildings and services.
In one day, the House amended HB 218 in committee and brought it up for an immediate vote on the House floor, where it passed 58-32.
For more details, click here for a copy of the legislation and click here for the official analysis.
The CMA is part of the Vaccination Coalition with statewide and local business and healthcare stakeholders. While two different versions of this bill were previously defeated, HB 218 now goes to the Ohio Senate.
Note: Various reports attribute the resurgence and quick passage of this bill to a group of House members who used leverage of withholding votes in support of the required Congressional redistricting legislation.