SD House passes broad vaccine exemption bill
The bill passed on a 37-30 vote in the House. It goes against a separate proposal from Governor Kristi Noem.
That bill would allow employees to avoid mandates by citing either a medical exemption, religious grounds for refusal or a test showing antibodies against COVID-19 in the last six months.
House Speaker Spencer Gosch has clashed with the governor. He pushed the bill as a way to provide broad exemptions from vaccine mandates.