State Senator Neil Anderson has released the following statement following the Senate passage of Senate Bill 1169, which narrows the scope of The Healthcare Right of Conscience Act:
“This is not about safety, this is about control. For the last 19 months our healthcare workers and first responders have worked on the frontlines of COVID-19. Passing this bills shows the Majority party’s arrogance and is a direct attack on our constitutional rights and livelihoods.
“We have asked for months from the governor, ruling by fiat, pushing his mandates over and over to be a part of the decision making process. My colleagues and I have filed legislation where I sit at the Chief co-sponsor, asking for the two equal co-branches of government to have a seat at the table.
“Passing this bill is government dictating when and where your personal liberties start and stop.”
You can find Senator Anderson’s full floor remarks below.