|PUBLIC HEARING in SENATE FOR SEVERAL PROTECTIVE COVID “VACCINE” BILLS|
|Action #1: Attend Public Hearing and register to testify if possible|
Where/When:Wednesday, January 12th, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Room 201 SE
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 E Main St
Madison, WI 5303 Attend the Public Hearing (and testify in favor of these bills, if possible) at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 9:30am. If you do not want to testify, please be there to register on paper for the bills you support, even if you need to leave prior to the end of the hearing!
Attending AND registering IN FAVOR – even if you do not testify, speaks VOLUMES! Children are welcome (bring snacks!). If you wish to speak, but may not be able to stay the whole time, we encourage you to email your official testimony to Heather Smith, the Committee Clerk of the Senate Committee on Health, and copy your own State Senator in the email so he/she knows how important this issue is to you. Heather Smith’s email: Heather.Smith@legis.wisconsin.gov
Action #2: Email
Email your written testimony to be distributed to committee members to Heather Smith, the Committee Clerk of the Senate Committee on Health, and copy your own State Senator in the email so he/she knows how important this issue is to you. Heather Smith’s email: Heather.Smith@legis.wisconsin.gov
Deadline to email: 9:00am Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022
State of Wisconsin – The Senate Committee on Health will hold a public hearing for 4 protective bills regarding vaccinations. Agenda can be found here.
The 4 pieces of legislation include:***Senate Bill 336; Relating to: prohibiting discrimination based on vaccination status. We believe this bill is the best bill to support. It encompasses many areas, and adds changes to the various discrimination laws in Wisconsin. This bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of vaccination status, which is defined in the bill as whether an individual has received one or more doses of a vaccine. The bill also make changes to various discrimination laws, including all of the following:
1. Current law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and the equal enjoyment of a public place of accommodation or amusement on the basis of a person’s disability. Current law also requires certain state agencies, authorities, and corporations to include provisions in contracts they execute obliging the contractor to similarly not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment. The bill adds vaccination status as a prohibited basis for discrimination in these areas.
2. Current law prohibits the University of Wisconsin System, the Technical College System, public elementary and secondary schools, and charter schools from discriminating against a student on the basis of the student’s disability. The bill prohibits the same educational institutions from discriminating against a student on the basis of the student’s vaccination status. The bill also prohibits the UW System Board of Regents from investing gifts, grants, and bequests in companies that practice discrimination based on vaccination status.
3. Current law prohibits the exclusion of an individual from jury duty on the basis of the individual’s physical condition. The bill adds vaccination status as a prohibited basis for exclusion of an individual from jury duty.
4. The bill prohibits discrimination against an otherwise qualified person in the adoption of minor children because of the person’s vaccination status.
5. Current law requires the heads of departments and independent agencies in the executive branch of state government to determine whether there is arbitrary discrimination on several bases and to take remedial action if such discrimination is found. The bill requires these heads to also determine if there is discrimination on the basis of vaccination status and take remedial action regarding such discrimination.
6. Current law prohibits discrimination against an employee, prospective employee, patient, or resident of an approved treatment facility providing treatment of alcoholic, drug dependent, mentally ill, or developmentally disabled persons on several bases. The bill adds vaccination status as a prohibited basis of discrimination.
7. Current law prohibits state agency rules from discriminating against a person on several bases. The bill adds vaccination status as a prohibited basis of discrimination.
8. Current law prohibits discrimination on several bases in the provision of vocational rehabilitation or mental health services. The bill adds vaccination status to the prohibited bases of discrimination.
9. The bill prohibits an insurer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of vaccination status and also prohibits motor carriers, automobile insurers, transportation network companies, and real estate brokers and salespersons from discriminating against an individual on the basis of vaccination status
Senate Bill 383: Relating to: prohibiting proof of vaccination for COVID-19 as a condition of receiving business and government services. This bill forbids the state, any governmental entity, and any business or legal entity engaged in any enterprise in the state from requiring any person to provide proof that the person has received a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, as a condition of receiving any services, transacting any business, accessing any building, or participating in any function.
Senate Bill 337; Relating to: prohibiting businesses from discriminating against customers due to vaccination record. This bill prohibits any business or legal entity engaged in any enterprise in the state from discriminating against any customer, client, or potential customer or client based on that person’s vaccination record.
Senate Bill 342; Relating to: prohibiting discrimination based on whether the person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.This bill forbids the state and any governmental entity from discriminating against any person based on whether the person has received a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, or is able to show proof of having received such a vaccine.
Example Email Below:** Please note: We understand the biggest impact comes when constituents write from the heart. The below email is an example email you can use to cut and paste to make things easier for those who wish to support these bills, but we encourage you to construct your message with your own personal story or your own thoughts and feelings on these bills and write why this is important to you.
Hello, my name is XXXXXX and I am a resident of (location). I am emailing to request that the Senate Committee on Health vote YES (enter Senate bill numbers you support–especially SB336).As a Wisconsinite, I am calling on those who have been elected to uphold our rights as citizens and step in with regards to vaccinations for COVID-19. The above bills reduce barriers to the lives of everyday Wisconsinites, in order for them to put food on their tables and roofs over their children’s heads. It is time we unite across our state and country to push back against the aggressive lobbying efforts by the vaccine industry and by medical trade organizations whose interest and positions are of those that would increase their profits.We simply cannot stand by idly, while our rights are trampled, employees are terminated, and lives are destroyed over policies for a medical procedure that carries risks, including death, of which have zero liability by the manufacturers.Please vote yes on these bills.
There is also a public hearing on Tuesday Jan. 11th with regards to additional vaccine bills in another committee. Here is the agenda for that public hearing. If you are able to attend Tuesday, that is wonderful, however we are encouraging a larger presence for Wednesday’s hearing!
For your convenience, I’m including my letter to Ms. Smith and my Wisconsin Senator and Representative here: Letter for WI Vaccine Bills
Feel free to utilize the information but I recommend you use your own story and experience, particularly if you’ve been injuried or suffered a relapse due to getting a vaccine.
Make sure to look up your own representatives: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/