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 Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s meeting with officials from the Michigan Auditor General’s office and Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel on COVID deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic. Rep. Johnson says a recent Auditor General’s report and testimony Thursday makes him think that the state […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson discusses the upcoming release of the Michigan Auditor General’s report into COVID-19 long-term care facility deaths in Michigan. The state’s Department of Health acknowledged in a letter that a previous total of COVID-19 long-term care facility deaths is 30 percent lower than what the Auditor General found.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson talks about the committee’s meeting Thursday, when members will hear from officials from the Michigan Auditor General’s office about a state undercount of COVID-related nursing home deaths.
House Oversight committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s joint House and Senate Oversight hearing with the leadership from the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency regarding a Deloitte investigation into payments made by the UIA involving fraud and intentional misrepresentation. The investigation determined $8.5 billion in taxpayer money was lost to fraud. Rep. Johnson says […]