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Wyoming Legislature to Hold Special Session on Proposed Anti-Vaccine Mandate Bill

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Wyoming is the latest state to step up in the fight against medical tyranny.

While their neighbor Montana already bans vaccine requirements for employees, Wyoming hasn’t passed a similar bill to date.

That may change after a Wyoming legislature special session next week.

Wyoming lawmakers proposed a bill that punishes employers that discriminate based on vaccination status.

Punishment would be a $500,000 fine or 6 months in jail.

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The special session takes place October 26-28.

U.S. News reported:

One bill being drafted would ban vaccine passports. Another would impose a $500,000 fine for firing, demoting, promoting, compensating or refusing to hire employees based on vaccination status.

Both are sponsored by Republican Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper. A bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tom James, of Rock Springs, meanwhile, would provide for fines and jail for any public servant who tried to enforce federal vaccine mandates.

Even if approved and signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon, such bills may lack legal force. The U.S. Constitution prohibits state statutes from superseding federal law.

There’s one issue with that piece.

Biden’s mandate is NOT federal law.

It’s an egregious overreach and violation of individual rights.

Wyoming lawmakers have an obligation to fight for the rights of their constituents.

Laramie Boomerang provided a glimpse of what to expect during the special session:

Sen. Tom James, R-Rock Springs, said he will introduce a bill that targets a “public servant” with fines and prison time for attempting to enforce the mandate.

“This would allow us to prevent the feds from coming in and implementing any vaccine mandates, and it would also forbid any public servant from enforcing federal vaccine mandates,” James said. “I am currently working on adding teeth to the local public servant part of this statute.”

Last month, Driskill said he was more interested in “out-of-the-box” solutions like using federal COVID funds to pay for federal fines imposed on businesses that don’t follow the mandate.

He also said the state could “widen the window” for exemptions to the federal law.

“There’s always been a history that you can’t be challenged if you are using a religious exemption,” he said. “You can’t challenge it.”

Other Republican leaders weren’t convinced that a special session was a good idea.

“I think there’s a legal fix in the courts,” Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said during a hearing earlier this week. “But I don’t see a way the Legislature can fix this.”

Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, was equally pessimistic.

“Our president’s mandate has no place in Wyoming. Unfortunately, we have no clue what his mandate looks like under rule making, process and we would be fighting against a rule that doesn’t exist yet,” Brown said.

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Brown went further and said the state shouldn’t be involved in the first place.

“If a private business wishes to impose hiring protocols that an employee is uncomfortable with, they have the choice to not enter into that employment,” Brown said.

“Likewise, the business should be ready to suffer the consequences of the choices they choose to impose or not impose on their employees and the response from the public,” he said.

Wyoming is set for a legislative showdown on the vaccine mandate debate.

Stay tuned to find out if Wyoming lawmakers protect their citizens from Biden’s authoritarian mandate and vaccine passports.

 

 

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