[Madison, WI] – During the State Assembly’s floor session this afternoon, Rep. Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) once again voted in favor of Assembly Bill (AB) 1. The Assembly amended AB 1 before passage to ensure Wisconsinites are provided adequate protection against government overreach, mandated vaccinations, and certain liabilities to reduce the possibility of frivolous lawsuits.
“As a co-author of AB 1, I was very disappointed to see many of the bill’s conservative provisions removed during the State Senate’s vote,” said Rep. Callahan. “I am glad to see my colleagues in the Assembly agree that these provisions needed to be restored.”
In addition to providing support for hospitals, AB 1 also creates an “all-hands-on-deck” approach for increasing accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations by allowing dentists and pharmacy students to administer the vaccine.
“The COVID-19 virus is serious and everyone who wants a vaccine should be able to get one,” stated Rep. Callahan. “However, it is not the role of state government to mandate what is worn or put in one’s body. I am proud to once again support AB 1 and provide some important tools for my constituents to help combat the virus in the 35th Assembly District.”