Frye co-authors bill to help end state of emergency, protect Hoosier workers

State Representative Randy Frye.

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Randy Frye (House District 67/R-Greensburg) has co-authored legislation to help end the statewide public health emergency and protect Hoosier workers.

House Bill 1001 would allow Governor 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.

Frye 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.

“This proposal would help strengthen protections for Hoosier workers while also helping end the state public health emergency,” Frye said. “I remain committed to acting on this legislation as quickly as possible.”

Frye encouraged local workers and business owners to continue reaching out to him with questions and comments at [email protected] or by calling (317) 234-9450.

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

(State Representative Randy Frye press release)