Wyoming Lawmaker Seeks $10M Penalty For Vaccine Mandate Enforcement
A Gillette lawmaker has introduced legislation that if passed would impose a $10 million fine for Wyoming public employees enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
House Bill 1020 was introduced last week. So far, no action has been taken on the legislation.
Rep. Bill Fortner, a Republican, is the bill's primary sponsor.
In addition to the $10 million fine, public employees in Wyoming attempting to enforce a COVID mandate would also be guilty of a misdemeanor.
They would also be removed from their office or terminated from their employment.
Violating the proposed law would also mean a terminated public employee would be ineligible to receive any retirement plan benefits.
Wyoming lawmakers went into a special session on Tuesday in response to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
This story will be updated.