Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; discrimination prohibited, civil penalties. (SB189)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; discrimination prohibited; civil penalties. Prohibits an employer from requiring its employees to receive a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The bill prohibits an employer from discrimination against an employee because the employee has or has not received a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The bill also provides for civil penalties not to exceed $10,000 by an employer with fewer than 100 employees or $50,000 by an employer with 100 or more employees for each violation of the bill's provisions. Read the Bill »

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01/10/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103782D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 01/24/2022. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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