SENATE BILL NO. 602

July 27, 2021, Introduced by Senators BARRETT, THEIS, NESBITT, RUNESTAD, BUMSTEAD, VICTORY, BIZON, DALEY, OUTMAN and VANDERWALL and referred to the Committee on Education and Career Readiness.

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

"Public health code,"

(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 5111a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 5111a. (1) Notwithstanding section 5111 or 9227 or any other provision of this code, the department shall not promulgate or enforce a rule requiring a child to receive an EUA vaccination, wear a face mask, or be tested for COVID-19 if the child is asymptomatic for COVID-19, to do any of the following:

(a) Enter or attend a school in this state.

(b) Ride a school bus or other school-related vehicle.

(c) Participate in or attend a school-sponsored activity or event, whether or not it is held on school premises. A school-sponsored activity or event described in this subdivision includes, but is not limited to, participation in or attendance at school-sponsored sports, band, theater, educational trips, or other extracurricular activities.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) "COVID-19" means severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

(b) "EUA vaccination" means a vaccine authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration solely for emergency use.

(c) "Face mask" means a tightly woven cloth or other multilayer absorbent material that closely covers an individual's mouth and nose.

(d) "School" means a public school or a nonpublic school as those terms are defined in section 5 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.5.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 600 of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.