Fox News reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called state lawmakers to a special session next week to consider proposals pushing back against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for workers imposed by the Biden administration and employers.
One option being weighed is whether the state should withdraw from oversight of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after the agency issued a regulation at President Biden’s behest ordering businesses with 100 employees or more to force their employees to get inoculated or submit to weekly coronavirus tests.
The Florida House and Senate offered proposals this week for the special session that starts Monday and will extend through Nov. 19, and the GOP majority leaders in both chambers want to give OSHA the heave-ho.
Florida News Service reports:
A series of bills were released as Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated what he sees as the need for the session, which will start Nov. 15. DeSantis appeared with House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, at Bahrs Aluminum and Construction in Zephyrhills.
“If OSHA, the Department of Labor and OSHA, is going to be weaponized as a way to hold hostage businesses throughout the state of Florida, no problem. We want a different plan,” Sprowls said. “We want out of OSHA. We’ll submit our own regulatory authority and say goodbye to the federal government.”
The agenda consists of four bills that would prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates from employers or schools and a bill for Florida to withdraw from OSHA. https://t.co/AkEegJZxMU
— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) November 8, 2021