Senate File 193, legislation sponsored by Senator Dennis Guth and cosponsored by Senators Craig Johnson, Jason Schultz, Zach Whiting and Jim Carlin, has garnered national attention.
Daniel Horowitz of The Blaze called it the “gold standard” bill to fight COVID mandates.
The bill prohibits employers from failing or refusing to hire, discharge, penalize or otherwise discriminate against employees with respect to compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment based on the employee’s vaccination history or the refusal of an employee to receive a vaccine or provide proof of immunity.
And that is just one division of the bill.
Division two of the bill prohibits hospitals, health care facilities and health care providers, staff members and employees from discriminating against or terminating treatment of a patient based on the refusal of immunization.
There are six divisions of the bill. If you want to read the bill, visit this link.
Here is what’s interesting…
In Iowa, there are two — TWO — groups registered in support of the bill to strengthen individual liberty when it comes to vaccinations.
Families United Action Network and Informed Choice Iowa are the only two organizations registered in support of the bill.
Here are all the groups registered against the bill:
*Anthem Inc. and Its Affiliates including Amerigroup
*Blank Children’s Hospital
*Common Good Iowa
*Des Moines University
*Family Planning Council of Iowa
*Genentech Inc. A Member of the Roche Group
*Genesis Health System
*Glaxo Smith Kline
*Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
*Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund
*Iowa Conference of United Methodist Church
*Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
*Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
*Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics
*Iowa Association of School Boards
*Iowa Bankers Association
*Iowa Biotechnology Association
*Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
*Iowa Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics
*Iowa Council of Health Care Centers
*Iowa Environmental Health Association
*Iowa Health Care Association
*Iowa Hospital Association
*Iowa Medical Society
*Iowa Nurse Practitioners Society
*Iowa Nurses Association
*Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association
*Iowa Pharmacy Association
*Iowa Physician Assistant Society
*Iowa Primary Care Association
*Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society
*Iowa Public Health Association
*Iowa Retail Federation
*Iowa School Nurses Organization
*Iowa State Bar Association
*Iowa State Education Association
*Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.
*National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
*Rural School Advocates of Iowa
*School Administrators of Iowa
*Urban Education Network of Iowa