A state lawmaker in Oklahoma is bringing forth a bill to fine employers as much as $1 million per vaccine injury if they enforce Biden’s unlawful federal vaccine mandate.
Oklahoma’s Senate Bill 1106, the “Citizen Health Mandate Protection Act,” was submitted on Friday by State Sen. Rob Standridge. It is aimed at both public and private entities and individuals that mandate vaccines or other medical treatments as a condition of employment.
Employers who force medical treatments onto unwilling employees could be liable for $1 million in punitive damages if injured by that treatment, including forced Covid vaccinations.
“Many Oklahomans may not know that COVID-19 vaccines have already been given liability protection from the federal government,” Standridge said. “If an employee is required to receive the vaccine or some other medical treatment as a condition of employment and it causes that person harm, our citizens need to know they’ll have some recourse that will provide them with meaningful relief. That’s what my legislation will do.”
Oklahoma is quickly becoming one of the basest states in the nation. The state’s governor Kevin Stitt has also drawn the line on the Pentagon’s mandatory vaccination of National Guard troops.
As reported earlier, the Oklahoma National Guard unit has made itself clear to the Department of Defense it has no intention of enforcing its Covid-19 vaccine mandate. The commanding officers are allowing the troops to opt out of the requirement, in accordance with the governor’s mandate.
“The Oklahoma National Guard has rejected the Defense Department’s requirement for all service members to receive the coronavirus vaccine and will allow personnel to sidestep the policy with no repercussions, a potential blueprint for Republican governors who have challenged Biden administration mandates,” the Washington Post reported.
“Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino, appointed this week by Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) as adjutant of the state’s 10,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen, on Thursday notified those under his command that they are not required to receive the vaccine and won’t be punished if they decline it,” the report added.
“It’s an extraordinary refusal of Pentagon policy and follows Stitt’s written request to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin seeking suspension of the requirement for Guard personnel in the state,” the Post commented.
Additionally, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor is filing a lawsuit against Ascension Healthcare to try to block the company from firing employees who do not get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ascension Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare networks in the country.
Oklahoma is providing a new approach to fighting President Biden’s unlawful mandates. The state governor can issue its own mandates and then dare the federal government to see them in court.
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