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Florida lawmakers return to Tally for special session to fight vax mandates

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Florida Representatives listen during a legislative session, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida lawmakers are returning to Tallahassee today for a special legislative session aimed at fighting vaccine mandates.
The agenda released last week indicates that they’ll consider bills prohibiting vaccine requirements imposed by private employers.
If they do have a mandate, companies must allow a litany of exemptions including to women who are pregnant or those who anticipate getting pregnant.
Periodic COVID-19 testing must be another option and employees won’t have to bear the cost of those tests.
Not following the rules will result in small businesses paying $10,000 per employee violation.
The fine for medium and big businesses would be 50-grand.
Meanwhile, aU.S. appeals court is reaffirming its decision to put a hold on President Biden’s mandatory COVID vaccines for businesses with 100 or more employees, calling it “fatally flawed.”
A three-person panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its decision Friday. The Biden administration says it can defend the mandate in court.
They may have to defend it in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.