INTRODUCED BY J. Carlson, M. Blasdel, K. Bogner, B. Brown, J. Ellsworth, B. Gillespie, G. Hertz, S. Hinebauch, B. Hoven, D. Howard, D. Kary, M. Lang, T. Manzella, B. Molnar, K. Regier, J. Small, C. Smith, G. Vance, D. Bartel, S. Berglee, M. Binkley, L. Brewster, J. Dooling, N. Duram, P. Fielder, S. Galloway, W. Galt, J. Gillette, S. Gist, S. Greef, S. Gunderson, E. Hill, C. Hinkle, J. Hinkle, M. Hopkins, J. Kassmier, S. Kerns, C. Knudsen, R. Knudsen, B. Ler, D. Loge, M. Malone, R. Marshall, B. Mitchell, T. Moore, F. Nave, M. Noland, B. Phalen, J. Read, A. Regier, M. Regier, J. Schillinger, K. Seekins-Crowe, L. Sheldon-Galloway, D. Skees, M. Stromswold, J. Trebas, B. Tschida, B. Usher, S. Vinton, K. Zolnikov
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Discrimination based on vaccination status prohibited -- definitions. (1) It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for:
(a) the state or any of its political subdivisions or any entity receiving state funding in any form, including grants and property tax exemptions, to refuse, withhold from, or deny to a person any local, state, or federal funds, services, goods, facilities, advantages, privileges, licensing, educational opportunities, health care access, or employment opportunities based on a person's vaccination status;
(b) an employer to refuse employment to a person, to bar a person from employment, or to discriminate against a person in compensation or in a term, condition, or privilege of employment based on the person's vaccination status;
(2) An entity governed by subsection (1) does not unlawfully discriminate as long as any vaccination policy set forth includes exemptions for individuals to decline to be vaccinated based on medical or religious grounds.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 49, chapter 2, part 3, and the provisions of Title 49, chapter 2, part 3, apply to [section 1].
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Severability. If a part of [this act] is invalid, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid part remain in effect. If a part of [this act] is invalid in one or more of its applications, the part remains in effect in all valid applications that are severable from the invalid applications.
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