State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today introduced a bill prohibiting the state of Michigan from using taxpayer resources to implement or enforce the proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will impact up to 100 million workers in America.
The plan includes the prohibition of any state agency, such as the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA), from implementing or enforcing federal workplace rules that would require employers with large workforces to mandate employee vaccinations or COVID-19 testing. President Joe Biden recently announced that his plan would require private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing.
The requirement comes with a $14,000 fine per violation, and Biden’s administration has pledged to take enforcement actions against businesses that choose not to comply.
“President Biden is attempting to unconstitutionally use the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a tool to force businesses to comply with vaccine and COVID-19 testing mandates. This mandate is unconstitutional because it violates the tenth amendment. In addition, it’s unlawful as it exceeds OSHA authority,” said Rep. Johnson. “It is likely that they will try to weaponize MIOSHA to assist in enforcing this unconstitutional mandate. My bill seeks to protect the civil liberties and individual freedoms of the workers and businesses of the great state of Michigan. The legislation ensures the state of Michigan will have no part in carrying out this federal overreach.”
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today voted to advance a multi-bill package that allows the Legislature to have greater oversight over emergency powers that are used by the executive branch. Johnson, who has sponsored legislation within the plan, said the measures set reasonable timeframes, ensure transparency, deliver greater accountability and clarify law to […]
Rep. Johnson talks about House Oversight Committee passage this week of his HB 4041, which would allow a Michigan resident to make a state park or state forest campground reservation two weeks prior to out-of-state residents.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Johnson talks about a 31-bill package pending before the committee designed to hold state government more accountable to Michigan citizens when using emergency powers. Rep. Johnson says the plan could be moved out of committee to the full House this week.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Committee passage Thursday of a series of bills that update Michigan’s Freedom of Information law by better defining “business days” as being Monday-Friday, limiting government agencies from bringing up new reasons not to disclose information during appeals and identifying public contacts. The plan now moves to […]