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New state law seeks to close vaccination exemption misuse

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law clarifying the legislative intent of the Health Care Right of Conscience Act so that it cannot be abused or misinterpreted to jeopardize workplace safety through inappropriate vaccination refusal.

The amendment to the act will ensure the long tradition of vaccine requirements by employers can continue with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to state officials. The governor signed the amendment to the act on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Votes cast by Illinois legislators representing Homewood and Flossmoor: House members Reps. Debbie Meyers-Martin, William Davis and Thaddeus Jones voted 'yes' and Rep. Anthony . . .

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