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Gross Calls on a Return-to-Session to Pass Emergency Legislation

August 5, 2021
Jennifer Gross News

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State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) announces she has sent a letter to Governor DeWine, Speaker Cupp and Senate President Huffman requesting for a return-to-session to pass House Bill 248 as emergency legislation and for it to be signed into law. 

Gross is the sponsor of House Bill 248, which prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and allows for individuals to have three exemptions to all vaccines.

“We cannot allow the COVID-19 vaccination to become a condition for participation in public life,” said Gross. “Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, in any circumstance, are prohibited and all three exemptions shall be offered to all Ohioans for all vaccinations.”

Under House Bill 248, the three exemptions for all vaccines are for medical, religious or reasons of conscience purposes.

Gross notes that Ohioans continue to face employment termination, loss of raises, forced masking, and forced weekly COVID-19 testing due to employment mandates related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Tragically, the freedoms of Ohioans are being encroached upon as they are now being forced to choose between their personal healthcare choices, their livelihood, and their education,” Gross added. “It is our duty to protect the freedoms of our Ohio citizens. The time to act is now!”

Gross’s letter was sent to Governor DeWine, Speaker Cupp, and Senate President Huffman earlier today.