Prohibits disqualifying individuals for unemployment benefits if fired for not getting COVID vaccine

State: AZ
Bill Number: SB 1494
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: None
Status: Enacted, signed by Governor 7/6/2022, effective 9/24/2022

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 7/6/2022 - SB 1494 signed by the Governor. The bill has an effective date of 9/24/2022. 

UPDATE: 6/24/2022 - SB 1494 transmitted to the Governor. 

UPDATE: 6/24/2022 - SB 1494 passed the full House by a vote of 31 yes, 26 no and 3 not voting on 6/23/2022. 

UPDATE: 3/15/2022 - SB 1494 passed the House Commerce Committee in a 7-2 vote.

UPDATE:  3/10/2022 - SB 1494 is scheduled for another hearing in the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday, March 15th at 2:00 PM in House Hearing Room 3. Agenda -

UPDATE:  3/3/2022 - SB 1494 scheduled for hearing in House Commerce Committee on Tuesday, March 8th at 2:00 PM in House Hearing Room 3. Agenda -

UPDATE: 2/24/2022 - SB 1494 passed the Senate in 19-9-2 vote. 

UPDATE: 2/7/2022 - SB 1494 Passed in the Rules Committee on 2/7/2022 PFC (Ayes 0 Nayes 0 NotVoting 0 Excused 0 Absent 0 Vacant 0)

UPDATE: SB 1494 passed the Senate Commerce Committee on 2/2/2022 by a vote of 6 yes and 3 no. 

SB 1494 was referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on 1/27/2022. This bill is sponsored by Senator Mesnard

SB 1494 prohibits disqualifying individuals from unemployment benefit eligibility on the basis of being fired for noncompliance with a COVID-19 vaccine or booster mandate. Any benefits paid to such an employee may not be charged against an employer's account if the mandate was required by law.

NVIC Advocacy does not support vaccine mandates, however this bill will help those how have been fired. - text, status, and history of SB 1494.