ARKANSAS, USA — Another bill about the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace made its way from the Senate to a House committee.
Senate Bill 731 would make your COVID-19 vaccination status private information.
Arkansas lawmakers have advanced legislation prohibiting businesses from requiring employees to disclose whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19.
If you were to apply for a job, the employer could not discriminate against you for not sharing your vaccination status.
The Arkansas Senate and a House panel approved the measure on Thursday, Oct. 7, despite opposition from the state's hospital association, business groups and hospitality industry.
The measure now heads to the full House for a vote. The bill is among several bills limiting or prohibiting businesses' vaccine requirements that have dominated a session that was intended to focus on congressional redistricting.
The bill if enacted wouldn't take effect until early next year.