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SB 2-B: COVID-19 Mandates

GENERAL BILL by Burgess ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gruters ; Perry

COVID-19 Mandates; Prohibiting private employers from imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees unless certain individual exemptions are made available; specifying conditions for claiming exemptions; requiring the Department of Health to notify a noncompliant private employer and allow such employer the opportunity to cure a violation; prohibiting educational institutions and elected or appointed local officials from imposing COVID-19 vaccination mandates on students; prohibiting educational institutions and governmental entities from imposing COVID-19 vaccination mandates for any employees; prohibiting district school boards, district school superintendents, elected or appointed local officials, and district school board employees from mandating facial coverings or restricting certain activities for students based on quarantine policies unless certain conditions are met, etc. APPROPRIATION: $5,000,000

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/17/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 1-B (Ch. 2021-272), CS/HB 3-B (Ch. 2021-273) -SJ 15
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/8/2021 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 3
11/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/15/21, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
11/15/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 2
• Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -SJ 19
• Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 11/16/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
11/16/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 13 NAYS 6 -SJ 19
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 11/17/21 -SJ 19
11/17/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 14
• Substituted HB 1-B -SJ 15
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 1-B (Ch. 2021-272), CS/HB 3-B (Ch. 2021-273) -SJ 15