Whitmer Vetoes Bill Forgiving MI Businesses’ 1st COVID Violations

Whitmer Vetoes Bill Forgiving MI Businesses’ 1st COVID Violations

November 17, 2021

Tyrannical Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) vetoed a bill last week passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature this month that would have prohibited the state from fining a business the first time it violated coronavirus orders.

“By prohibiting the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) from assessing a fine for an employer’s first violation of a COVID-19 emergency standard, HB 4501 would cause Michigan to fall below the minimum standard required by federal law, including 29 C.F.R. § 1902.37(12),” Whitmer wrote. “That would have disastrous consequences for our state.”

She should know about disastrous consequences. Her draconian policies during the manufactured COVID pandemic devastated her state.

State Rep. Timothy Beson (R-Bay City), who introduced House Bill 4501, lambasted Whitmer for continuing “to stiff-arm our job providers,” saying in a statement that “once again, Gov. Whitmer has turned her back on small businesses. Her ridiculous veto shows no mercy to employers that have put in money, time and effort to protect employees and customers.”

“Gretchen Whitmer and MIOSHA have been more focused on hamstringing job creators than actually keeping Michigan safe,” wrote Michigan Rising Action’s executive director, Eric Ventimiglia, in a statement. “For a governor who has been caught violating her own rules on many occasions, Whitmer’s veto is a slap in the face to small businesses across the state,” he continued, adding that Michiganders are “fed up with Gretchen Whitmer and her ‘rules for thee, not for me’ mentality.”

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