House Speaker Tim Moore sent the following news release Friday afternoon.
Raleigh, NC— This week, the Biden administration announced a new vaccine mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees. Employers will be forced to either mandate COVID-19 vaccinations
for their workers or require weekly testing, the White House said Thursday. If employers do not follow the mandate, they could face fines up to $14,000 per employee.
The House has addressed vaccine mandates earlier this year, passing House Bill 572, “No Vaccine Mandate by EO, Rule, or Agency.”
House Bill 686, “An Act Prohibiting State and Local Government Retribution Regarding Refusal of Vaccines” is currently in committee.
However, this mandate from the White House goes far beyond any previous guidance. The Biden mandate for employers is wholly unconstitutional and is a violation of the freedom of all North Carolinians, employers and employees.
NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The Biden vaccine mandate is a shocking invasion of medical privacy and individual liberty, and we will not stand for it.”
He continued, “I am exploring every legal option to defend the rights of North Carolinians against this unconstitutional mandate.”