Vaccine mandate bill attempts to reconvene Idaho Legislature

Idaho Statehouse
Posted at 5:25 PM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 19:25:34-04

A panel of lawmakers has recommended legislation that could lead to reconvening the Idaho Legislature if the proposed bill aimed at thwarting President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates gets enough support.

The Committee on Federalism on Monday forwarded the proposed bill for consideration to the full Legislature. The proposed bill would make it a misdemeanor for state or city employees to assist in implementing Biden’s COVID-19 requirements.

Many Republican lawmakers are angry with the vaccine requirements announced last month. Some want the Idaho House and Senate to reconvene ahead of the regular session set for January to immediately prevent such mandates.