Beau Baird co-authors bill to help end state of emergency

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Beau Baird

State Rep. Beau Baird announced this week he co-authored legislation to help end the statewide public health emergency and

The Greencastle Republican also said measures in the bill would “protect Hoosier workers.”

House Bill 1001 would allow Gov. Eric Holcomb’s state public health emergency to expire by ensuring Indiana could continue receiving the same federal reimbursements for SNAP and Medicaid, and maintain the state’s ability to hold voluntary community vaccination clinics.

Holcomb recently announced that he will keep the state of emergency and the remaining, but limited, executive order in place until lawmakers take action in January.

Baird said the legislation filed Monday at the Statehouse would also require businesses to accept medical and religious exemptions, if they require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.

“I’m committed to addressing the concerns of many in our community related to vaccine requirements in the workplace,” Baird said. “This legislation would help strengthen longstanding exemptions that are available to Hoosiers with medical concerns or deeply held religious beliefs.”

Baird encouraged local workers and business owners to continue reaching out to him with questions and comments at or by calling 317-232-9981.

Visit for more information on HB 1001, which will be considered during the 2022 legislative session kicking off in January.

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    "House Bill 1001 would allow Gov. Eric Holcomb’s state public health emergency to expire by ensuring Indiana could continue receiving the same federal reimbursements for SNAP and Medicaid"...

    Ah, little Baird, Republican party scion.

    Don't worry, he says, we will reign in Gov. Holcomb's continual power grab... but still add to the piggy trough. B/c in the end THAT is the important thing.

    Nevermind that what Holcomb is doing is wrong. Little Baird believes that bad actions are justified by the outcomes. (You may know it as "the ends justify the means"... language of the tyrant.)

    Is there a dime's worth of difference between Rs & Ds when it comes to spending other people's money or the inability to stand on principle?

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Thu, Dec 2, 2021, at 8:23 PM
  • Indiana Republicans have been in power so long, and with so little threat to their position, that they’re free to act like Democrats with impunity.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Thu, Dec 2, 2021, at 8:51 PM
  • Exemptions are just another way of capitulation to total control by the uni-party. Just a slower roll.

    Interesting side note that JIM BAIRD co-sponsored the US house bill, that just passed, establishing a federal vaccination database that would record and maintain ALL personal records of vaccine status for everyone in the entire US population.

    $400,000,000 paid for and administered through the CDC.

    Oh, goody.

    -- Posted by direstraits on Fri, Dec 3, 2021, at 11:41 AM
  • Everybody’s vaccine records are already stored in databases that are run by all 50 states.

    -- Posted by Koios on Fri, Dec 3, 2021, at 6:10 PM
  • Everybody?

    Even the two million illegals that came in this year and all the ones before them? Thirty million or more?

    Just another opportunity to weaponize power-crazed bureaucrats like Fauci.

    Don't think so

    -- Posted by direstraits on Fri, Dec 3, 2021, at 7:45 PM
  • Let me simplify this for you. Every vaccine I have ever received, Covid or otherwise, is recorded in a database maintained by the state of Indiana. This happens in all 50 states. It’s called medical record keeping. It’s not a conspiracy theory. Unless you want it to be, which I suspect you probably do.

    -- Posted by Koios on Fri, Dec 3, 2021, at 9:25 PM
  • You progs are straight outta the Communist Central Planning Committee

    Why do the FEDS need EVERYONE'S medical records?

    What leverage could one of the many Federal Authorities use with that information?

    Maybe we need a federal database on who has AIDS or STDS or who is in TRANSITION? Personal information, it's all good. Right?

    I don't have to imagine where this leads. This is right up in my Grille.

    ...and you accuse me of a conspiracy theory?

    as usual...ur...delusional

    -- Posted by direstraits on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 6:48 AM
  • Again, let me try to be a little more clear. Vaccination records are already maintained at the State level. They have been for a long time. This isn’t about border policy, std’s, gender bending, or whatever other straw man you want to try to drag into this.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 8:47 AM
  • Hey mister(?) stats,

    You are really dense if you don't know the difference between state and federal agency. There are limits prescribed by the Constitution what the federal government needs to know about its citizens, by design.

    The state may have some vaccine information from the local health dept on record but the feds only have raw numbers not names. There is no FEDERAL database on individual's medical anything.

    This bill will change that to allow the corrupted CDC to have access to individual names along with medical records. Now reread last post.

    The idea that the identity of people that have taken or not taken these FAILING "vaccines" or any other medical information need to be held in a database in Washington DC is completely illegal and unconstitutional.

    You really have no idea what is going on here and in the world, do you?

    "There are none so blind as those that WILL not to see"

    -- Posted by direstraits on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 10:08 AM
  • Catholic Archbishop Vigano calls for alliance against "fundamentally evil" Covid tyranny

    -- Posted by direstraits on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 10:50 AM
  • Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18. The actual Constitution.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 11:08 AM
  • Ah, the "necessary and proper" clause, good luck with that argument

    What could possibly be necessary and proper about weaponizing the CDC to come and force the latest boost into your noncompliant backside because you finally changed your mind?

    Too late.

    Germany's Merkel is advocating for COMPULSORY vaccination for EVERYONE or be locked down. You remember Germany? They invented the gas showers in WW2.

    How will they know who is or isn't properly in vaccine compliance?

    Wanna guess?

    -- Posted by direstraits on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 1:05 PM
  • 1. This bill doesn’t weaponize the CDC to force vaccinations

    2. We don’t live in Germany

    3. Merkel will soon not be in charge in Germany due to the latest elections

    4. Comparisons to Nazi Germany are disingenuous, at best.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 1:28 PM
  • The NSLLC network just fired someone for executing the playbook. I find this interesting.

    On some levels, I don't find the former employee's behavior as wrong. He wanted to defend fam. I can respect that perspective.

    -- Posted by beg on Sat, Dec 4, 2021, at 11:58 PM
  • Supplying his brothers lawyers with the names of the accusers by using his channels as a journalist isn't wrong?

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Sun, Dec 5, 2021, at 10:05 AM
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