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Kansas Governor Signs Bill Allowing Companies to Allow Broad Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Just about everything Biden wants to get through is immediately blocked by the states. Even the Democratic states. One of them is Kansas.

It doesn't seem to be going well anyway for some politicians and media worldwide who panicky try to clear the rubble and wipe their streets, without success.

The Kansas governor has said she plans to sign a measure that will force companies trying to demand COVID-19 vaccination to make broad exemptions for workers who don't want to get the vaccine.

Kansas Gov. Laura Keelly , a Democrat, said in a one-sentence statement on Nov. 22 that she will sign the legislation “when it reaches my desk”.

Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General and a Republican, also said he would sign it if he was governor. Schmidt challenges Kelly in the Kansas governor race.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Senate previously passed House Bill 2001 in a special session on Nov. 22. The vote in the Senate was 24-11 and the vote in the House was 78-41.

The law ( pdf ) states that any employer imposing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement must exempt employees if they submit a written waiver request stating that they meet the requirement to protect the life or health of the applicant for the waiver or anyone with whom they live in or if receiving the vaccine is contrary to a genuine religious belief.ç

The expectation, and perhaps the starting point, is that everyone can get out of it whenever he or she wants to. Governments seem let down and lose control. But that's a feeling.

All employees punished or fired for violating the law could file a complaint with state officials, who are mandated to investigate any complaint and issue an injunction for each case within 60 calendar days.

An employer who has violated the law could face civil charges in an attempt to fine him up to $10.000 per violation if he has fewer than 100 employees or up to $50.000 per violation if he has 100 or more employees. The employer would avoid legal action if he reinstated the employee.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly speaks at an event at the state house in Topeka. Kan., on April 21, 2021. (John Hanna/AP Photo) laura kelly vaccination obligation biden

 

Another key piece of legislation requires workers fired due to vaccination requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson, a Republican, said the measure “will protect the rights of Kansans faced with approaching deadlines from the Biden government that would force them to choose between their livelihood and their religious freedom or their livelihood and advice from their own doctor.”

Legislation prevents President Joe Biden from “Forcing companies to play God or Doctor”, he said.

Biden's umpteenth blunder in his attempt to flatten the entire country and comply with his bizarre rules.

Biden administration officials have said the mandates are intended to keep people safe, although studies show the COVID-19 vaccines have limited effectiveness at blocking transmission.

Kelly spoke out about the business mandate earlier this month. (source)

Rep. Linda Featherstone, a Democrat, was one of the lawmakers who voted against HB 2001.

“I cannot vote for anything that makes hospitals more dangerous to employees and patients, codifies vaccine misinformation and undermines the financial stability of all medical facilities that receive federal aid,” Featherstone said in a statement.

And Biden:

As far as that man can still be taken seriously. Biden is the first “president” ever to call on the country to ignore judges. What moves those people to fill in the last part of their lives in this way is a mystery. Only real psychopaths can describe that.

Source:
https://www.theepochtimes.com/democrat-governor-speaks-out-against-bidens-covid-19-vaccine-mandate_4088349.html

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