BCA Response to passage of SB9

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The current vaccine mandate bills moving through the Alabama Legislature cause confusion and place Alabama employers in a no-win position by forcing them to comply with conflicting state and federal laws. 

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) opposes mandates on employers, such as Senate Bill 9, that was approved today by the Alabama Senate. This legislation would prevent Alabama employers from making personnel decisions and place that authority in the hands of state government. The BCA has confidence in Alabama’s employers and their ability to make sensible decisions that create and sustain jobs. 

The Legislature is constricting Alabama’s federal contractors and putting current and future jobs at risk. BCA will continue to fight federal and state mandates. 

The only effective way to challenge and defeat the federal vaccine mandate is vigorous action through the court system. Those efforts have been initiated by the Alabama Attorney General and supported by Governor Ivey. BCA commends their initiative and lends our voice to their efforts.  

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.