By HANNAH BLEAU
The Kansas State Legislature passed a measure this week designed to protect workers from employer vaccine mandates, requiring businesses to provide wide-ranging exemptions.
While the bill allows employers to have vaccine requirements in place, it forces them to allow for exemptions, including for medical and wide-ranging religious reasons. It also aims to offer unemployment benefits to individuals who were forced to leave their job due to the vaccine.
The Senate version of the bill was more aggressive. It included an amendment prohibiting businesses from imposing vaccine requirements, but that amendment did not make it into the final version.