Legislation on Immunizations, Veteran Businesses Moves to House

Two pieces of legislation are heading to the House of Representatives for further consideration, including one bill that seeks to make immunizations more readily available.

Sponsored by State Sen. Ron Grooms, House Bill 1464 would allow pharmacists to administer more types of immunizations than currently allowed under state law. Grooms said the bill would make the immunizations more easily accessible and would make hours for pharmacies more convenient, offering a savings to patients because of the increased availability and supply.

Meanwhile, legislation aimed at helping Hoosier veterans succeed in the workforce passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety. State Sen. Mike Delph authored Senate Bill 564, which seeks to expand state contract opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses.

Delph said it’s just a small step to show the state recognizes the sacrifice made by Hoosier veterans, and now that they’re home from war, this bill would help them to start businesses in Indiana.

The bill now moves to the full House for consideration.