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Full Text of HB5119  102nd General Assembly

HB5119 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5119

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. David A. Welter

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
820 ILCS 405/503 new

    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.


LRB102 23097 SPS 32254 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB5119LRB102 23097 SPS 32254 b

1    AN ACT concerning employment.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by
5adding Section 503 as follows:
 
6    (820 ILCS 405/503 new)
7    Sec. 503. COVID-19 vaccination requirement by employers;
8waiver; no disqualification for benefits.
9    (a) An employer that requires an employee to receive a
10COVID-19 vaccine shall waive the requirement if the employee,
11or, if the employee is a minor, the employee's parent or legal
12guardian, requests a waiver and submits either of the
13following to the employer:
14        (1) A statement that receiving the vaccine would be
15    injurious to the health and well-being of the employee or
16    an individual residing with the employee; or
17        (2) A statement that receiving the vaccine would
18    conflict with the tenets and practices of a religion of
19    which the employee is an adherent or member.
20    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the
21contrary, an individual who is discharged from employment for
22refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, shall not
23be disqualified for benefits on account of such discharge.

 

 

HB5119- 2 -LRB102 23097 SPS 32254 b

1    (c) If an employee is discharged from employment for
2refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, the
3contribution rate and unemployment experience of any employer
4employing the employee, or an employer that previously
5employed the employee other than the employer that discharged
6the employee, shall be unaffected by such discharge. The
7Department shall not impose any penalty on, or take any other
8action otherwise permitted under this Act against, any
9employer employing the employee, or an employer that
10previously employed the employee other than the employer that
11discharged the employee, as a result of such discharge.
 
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.