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S 0177 - Prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Thomas Corbin (R)
Last Action: 4/13/2021 - House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Senate Committee: MA
House Committee: MMPMA
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.31.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that state employers can't fire employees for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine unless they work with vulnerable populations. The amendment also states that nothing prohibits employers from providing incentives for getting vaccinated.
03.04.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee carried this bill over.
03.03.2021 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written and available, it will be posted.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer from taking adverse employment action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Session 124 - (2021-2022)Printer Friendly
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S 0177 Joint Resolution, By Corbin, Rice, Loftis, Verdin, Martin, Garrett and Gustafson
Similar (H 3711)
Summary: COVID-19 vaccinations
    A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ARE PURELY VOLUNTARY, TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER CANNOT TAKE AN ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO CHOOSES NOT TO UNDERGO A COVID-19 VACCINATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CANNOT REQUIRE ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE FOR A PERSON WHO CHOOSES NOT TO UNDERGO A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 204)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 204)
03/31/21Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/07/21Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 45)
04/07/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 45)
04/07/21Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 45)
04/08/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 36)
04/08/21Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 36)
04/08/21Senate Roll call Ayes-33 Nays-7 (Senate Journal-page 36)
04/13/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 6)
04/13/21House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 6)



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