(ETH) – A bill in Arizona is heading to the state House floor that is proposing citizens provide proof of covid vaccines in order to possibly travel, work or even attend entertainment venues such as sports or concerts.
A recent report indicates that some lawmakers in the state of Arizona want to remove power away from businesses to refuse service if someone isn’t vaccinated.
“If a mandate gets passed that says you cannot refuse business to folks that are not wearing a mask or are not vaccinated, I don’t think businesses are going to be happy to comply with that,” said Employment Attorney Joshua Black.
Black isnt the only employment attorney that expects the law to be challenged, if the mandate is indeed passed. According to the lawyer, “Framed as protection for employees and patrons, the Republican-backed bill would allow employees to refuse to get the COVID vaccine even if required by their employer. It would also prohibit businesses like large venues or airlines from requiring proof of vaccination for entry”
“I’m somebody that has a respect for an individual to choose whether or not they want to inject something into their body,” said State Rep Bret Roberts (R) LD11.
“I don’t think it’s right for a business to basically have the capability of refusing service to individuals and having them participate in commerce and things of that nature simply because they choose not to do so,” said Roberts. Right now, the public seems to be split on the issue.
“If they make it mandatory, like I mean masks are mandatory and we have to wear it so if they did make it mandatory and we had to get a vaccine to travel that’s what we have to do, have to follow the rules,” said one woman.
“No one’s asking me if I got a flu shot to go get a McDouble at McDonald’s, so, I don’t see why it would be any different with COVID,” said another man.