House passes vaccine mandate bill

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

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Battling back against the federal government, the Kansas House on Monday passed a bill over the objections of the business community that would fine companies that don't waive federal vaccine mandates for religious or medical reasons.

The House voted 78-40 to pass the bill, which would set up an administrative process in which employers could be fined up to $10,000 or $50,000 depending on how many people . . .


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