Green Bay… Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement praising the passage of Assembly Bill 1, the 2021 COVID-19 relief bill.


“This legislation builds upon the bipartisan provisions included in the COVID relief bill that was signed into law last session,” said Rep. Macco. “It also makes several common-sense changes such as allowing Wisconsinites to worship without fear of government intervention, and easier access to COVID-19 vaccines for those who want it.”


Some important provisions in Assembly Bill 1:

  • Eliminates cost sharing for COVID-19 vaccinations.


  • Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment.


  • Allows essential visitors access to loved ones living in nursing home facilities.


  • Grants the Legislature increased oversight on federal COVID relief funds.


  • Eliminates the authority of health officers and DHS to ban public gatherings in places of worship.


  • Requires DWD to establish a plan for addressing and clearing the UI claim backlog.


  • Continues to suspend the one-week waiting period for UI benefits.


“This legislation will help Wisconsin continue to meet the challenges of our current health climate and put our state on a clear path to recovery,” said Rep. Macco. “I call on my colleagues in the Senate to pass this legislation as quickly as possible, to the benefit of all Wisconsinites.”

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