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Utah Lawmaker's Bill Would Hold Businesses Liable For Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

Sen. Kirk Cullimore (R-Sandy) says businesses should have some accountability and responsibility if they decide to mandate the coronavirus vaccines and an employee or customer has an adverse reaction to it. Cullimore says the aim of the bill is to provide a legal framework for this issue as we continue to head into brand new territory when it comes to the pandemic. He says a business “needs to assume, or at least know, what the potential risk and liability is.”


Cullimore says the bill is not intended to discourage people from getting vaccinated or to impede public health.


The legislative session, where this bill could potentially be passed, begins in January. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!