A state lawmaker who pushed doing away with daylight saving time, fiercely fought COVID-19 vaccine mandates and has never shied away from challenging legislative leadership has a new attention-grabbing bill up his sleeve. State Sen. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, submitted legislation Wednesday that would prohibit employers from requiring employees have microchips implanted in their bodies.The bill, titled “Employees-Forced Microchip Implantation Prohibited,” also provides guidelines for employers if staff voluntarily want to be microchipped.
Laursen has already recruited a supporting cast of conservative co-sponsors on the bill, including state Sens. Tim French, R-Powell, Troy McKeown, R-Gillette, and Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle; and Reps. Jeremy Haroldson, R-Wheatland, Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, R-Cody, and Tomi Strock, R-Douglas. Incoming Rep. Daniel Singh, R-Cheyenne, who has co-sponsored the bill, says the proposal is an opportunity for the Wyoming Legislature to get ahead of a problem before it materializes. “I see it as a protection of individual medical rights,” he said. “I believe that as technology develops, we need to create legislation necessary before it’s becoming a problem.”