Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2-B
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             11/16/2021 06:50 PM       .                                

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 202 - 219
    4  and insert:
    5         (5)(a)An employee is eligible for reemployment assistance
    6  under chapter 443 in addition to any other remedy available to
    7  the employee in the following circumstances:
    8         1.If an employer fails to comply with subsections (1) and
    9  (2) and terminates an employee based on the employee’s
   10  noncompliance with a COVID-19 vaccination mandate
   11         2.An employee leaves employment because the employer does
   12  not implement a COVID-19 vaccination mandate
   13         3.An employee has to leave employment to care for an
   14  immediate family member due to COVID-19 or other illness.
   15         4.An employee loses employment due to a declared state of
   16  emergency.
   17         (b)If an employee is terminated for refusing to comply
   18  with a COVID-19 vaccination mandate and the employer did not
   19  offer and properly apply the exemptions required under this
   20  section:
   21         1.Such refusal may not be deemed misconduct for the
   22  purpose of reemployment assistance under chapter 443.
   23         2.Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 443, work is
   24  not deemed suitable and benefits may not be denied under s.
   25  443.101 to the terminated employee for refusing to accept new
   26  work if the terminated employee is otherwise eligible and the
   27  position requires compliance with a COVID-19 vaccination mandate
   28  contrary to this section or s. 112.0441.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete line 30
   33  and insert:
   34         certain employees; authorizing the