COLUMBUS — Ohio House Republicans have fallen short of bringing a bill to the floor that would provide employees and students with options for avoiding forced vaccinations.

The GOP Caucus — composed of the majority 64 Republicans in the House — met Wednesday and discussed the fate of House Bill 435, according to 82nd District Rep. Craig Riedel of Defiance. Sixty one attended, he said, but they fell several votes short of bringing the legislation to the House floor.

HB 435 was a compromise bill that ,,, Riedel explained.

private meeting that only republics members are allowed to attend, 61 of us ... an informal vote

248 HB got loittlesupport with gop caucus 8 or 10 willing to vote so LS drafted own bill HB 435 ... effort to ,ake compromise between total freedom and those who wnted to allow private run their busiensses were trying to find a componmisve for both sides of the issues thought we had the votes to take to the floor enedded up we did not had 2 or 3 votes ...needed 2 or 3 shy ... so bill is on the backburner ... a lot of peolle are wanting us to move a bill ufnortuanetly we didnt have enough votes to move HB 435 through today ...

where from here: at thi point i dont know the bill is still alive though we just chose not to take it to the hosue floor had we taken to the hosue floor it likely would have failed if it fails then its dead ... so knowing that there werent ernoguh votes to pass it today so the speaker chose not to tke it to a vote ... at this point apeakers has to find 3 or 4 people to change their mind ...

comment: Im disappointed that we didnt have enough support all the dems were going to vote no ... theres 64 of us and there were 3 members absent, ... not sure how would have voted, this is a really tough to gage ... I dont know where they would have been in teh end 2or 3 shy of being ablt to vote off the house floor, speaker chose to pass and not take it to the floorwith hopes of those goal being able to change the mind of 3 or 4 people to get us over 50 ...

disqppointed not able i really believe its a fair compromirse theres been a lot of hard work put into this, one of thsoe issues not going to make anyone happy bec people feel so strongly about this, some people want complete medical freedom they dont want anyone telling them how to deal ...

pepple on he other side they want people to be vaccinqted I felt like this was a compromise the way this bill was wrritten the employer would still be allowed to require their employees to be vqccinated for covid 19 this bill was specific to 19 that employer woulfd still reqire by an FDA approved vaccinate would forbid an employer to require employer to be vqccinqtied with J and J and modern as they get FDA qpproved then that emplyer could require be vaccintied with ... bt wht this bill also does weve carve dout four exemtpins emoloyee no Im not going to get the V 1. goe against my religious beliefs, 2. if you hqve a medical condition prevents from taking the V 3. if you cna dmeonstrate tat you hve the ani bidiesn in ur system agianst the covid virus 4.if itgoes against your personal conscience, so essentially had this bill written you would not be required to be vaccinated ... also had language in the bill tht the employer would not be allowed to fire that employee that would not be an option ... also applied to schools ... a student could say a osu they could use one of exemptions ... same for high schools ...

I felt like we had come up with fair compromise, dont believe govt should be telling private businesses how to run their business ...

i do believe it is an individual chioce ... i think its an individual voice for any vaccination even beyond covid 19 thats why I was supportove of this bill bec those four carve outs we covered everybody.

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