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Bill Detail: HB22-1100

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Title Prohibit Discrimination COVID-19 Vaccine Status
Status House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (04/06/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Public Health
  • State Government
House Sponsors K. Ransom (R)
S. Sandridge (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/20/2022
Summary

The bill prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against
an employee or an applicant for employment based on the employee's or
applicant's COVID-19 immunization status. The bill allows an aggrieved
employee or applicant for employment to file a civil action for injunctive,
affirmative, and equitable relief and, if the employer acted with malice or
wanton or willful misconduct or has repeatedly violated the law, the court

may also award punitive damages and attorney fees and costs.
Additionally, the bill specifies that the COVID-19 vaccine is not
mandatory, that the state cannot require any individual to obtain a
COVID-19 vaccine, and that government agencies and private businesses,
including health insurers, cannot discriminate against clients, patrons, or
customers based on their COVID-19 vaccination status. A person
aggrieved by a violation of these prohibitions may file a civil action for
injunctive and other appropriate relief and may be awarded punitive
damages and attorney fees and costs for wanton, willful, or repeated
violations.

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