MSN: Arkansas Governor Allows COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Opt-Out Bill to Become Law

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Wednesday allowed two bills letting employees to opt out of vaccine mandates to become laws without his signature.

Hutchinson allowed Arkansas state Senate Bill 739 and House Bill 1977 to become law without signing them, calling them both “unnecessary” and “harmful to our goal of encouraging vaccines.” Hutchinson said he did not veto the bills to allow them to be challenged in court in the 90 days before they go into effect.

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