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 Bill Status of HB5119  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNEMPLOYMENT-VACCINE WAIVER

House Sponsors
Rep. David A. Welter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 405/503 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that an employer that requires an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shall waive the requirement if the employee, or, if the employee is a minor, the employee's parent or legal guardian, requests a waiver and submits a statement satisfying specified requirements. Provides that an individual who is discharged from employment for refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, shall not be disqualified for benefits on account of such discharge. Provides that if an employee is discharged from employment for refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, the contribution rate and unemployment experience of any employer employing the employee, or an employer that previously employed the employee other than the employer that discharged the employee, shall be unaffected by such discharge. Provides that the Department of Labor shall not impose any penalty on, or take any other action otherwise permitted under the Act against, any employer employing the employee, or an employer that previously employed the employee other than the employer that discharged the employee, as a result of such discharge. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David A. Welter
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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