Bill Summary for H 580 (2021-2022)

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Apr 15 2021

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House Bill 580 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 15, 2021
AN ACT MAKING IT AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A MEDICAL PROCEDURE; AND MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO REFUSE AN INDIVIDUAL'S ENTRANCE INTO CERTAIN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SPACES FOR REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A MEDICAL PROCEDURE.
Intro. by Kidwell, Hanig, Goodwin.

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Known as the “My Body, My Choice Medical Privacy Act.” Amends Article 3 of Chapter 95 of the General Statutes (various labor regulations) to add GS 95-28.2 making it unlawful for private and public employers to discriminate against candidates or employees who refuse medical procedures, such as vaccines, or who do not provide proof of vaccination against or immunity from a particular disease. Creates a civil action against employers for violation of this provision including various forms of injunctive, affirmative, and other relief and recovery of court/attorney costs.
Amends Chapter 99D of the General Statutes (Civil Rights) to add GS 99D-1.5 making it unlawful discrimination to deny entry into public accommodations or facilities and venues generally open to the public based on a person's refusal of a medical procedure, such as a vaccine, or refusal to provide proof of vaccination or immunity against a particular disease. Creates a civil action against persons who violate this provision including various forms of injunctive, affirmative, and other relief and recovery of court/attorney costs.

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