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Good Bills HB5727 and HB5728

Two bills have been introduced recently by Michigan House Representative Beau LaFave. The purpose of both these bills are to further protect our medical freedoms and rights.

 

HB5727- A bill to amend 1980 PA 523, entitled "Michigan code of military justice of 1980," by amending section 92 (MCL 32.1092), as amended by 2005 PA 186. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: Sec. 92. (1) A person subject to this code shall be punished as a court-martial directs if the person commits 1 of the following acts: (a) Except as provided in subsection (2), violates or fails to obey a lawful general order, rule, or regulation. (b) Having knowledge of a lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces that it is the person's duty to obey, fails to obey that order. (c) Is derelict in the performance of duties. (2) A person subject to this code shall not be punished for violating or failing to obey a lawful general order, rule, or regulation requiring the person to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

(3) As used in this section, "COVID-19" means severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).


This bill has been referred to the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security. Contact your legislators and Committee Members today urging them to support this bill.

 

HB5728- A bill to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who have been infected with COVID-19 and who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19; to prohibit retaliation; and to provide remedies. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: Sec. 1. As used in this act: (a) "Employee" means an individual who receives compensation for performing services for an employer under an express or implied contract of hire. (b) "Employer" means a person that permits 1 or more individuals to work or that accepts applications for employment. Employer includes an agent of an employer. (c) "Person" means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, firm, organization, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. (d) "Qualifying employee" means an employee who has been infected with COVID-19. Sec. 3. An employer shall not discharge or otherwise discriminate against a qualifying employee with respect to employment, compensation, or a term, condition, or privilege of employment, or threaten to do any of these things, because the qualifying employee is not vaccinated against COVID-19 or refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Sec. 5. An employer shall not retaliate or discriminate against a person because the person has done or was about to do any of the following: (a) Testify, assist, or participate in an investigation, proceeding, or action concerning a violation of this act. (b) Oppose a violation of this act. Sec. 7. An employer shall not require an employee to waive any right under this act. An agreement by an employee to waive any right under this act is invalid and unenforceable. Sec. 9. (1) A person who is aggrieved by a violation of this act may bring a civil action to obtain damages or injunctive relief, or both. (2) The court shall award costs, reasonable attorney fees, and 3 times the amount of damages to a person who prevails as a plaintiff in an action authorized under this section.


This bill has been referred to the House Committee on Workforce, Trades, and Talent. Contact your legislators and Committee Members today and urge them to support this bill.

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