FIVE FREEDOMS: Natrona’s Gray backs bills banning vaccine passports, employer mandates in Wyoming
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature is set to hold a special session starting Tuesday, October 26 as the country awaits the finalization of Biden administration rules mandating that employers with over 100 employees require their employees to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
Rep. Chuck Gray is the only legislator from Natrona County sponsoring legislation that is listed for consideration during the upcoming special session. Gray is co-sponsoring bills that would prohibit employers from requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and that would ban so-called “vaccine passports” in the state.
Gray is among legislators sponsoring House Bill 1004 that seeks to prohibit employers from requiring vaccines and seeks to penalize employers who do so. The bill would prohibit employers from making vaccination status a condition of employment and employers who do so could face fines of up to $750 and/or six months in prison.