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COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses

Staff Contact

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement

(517) 371-7678 | wblock@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What It Means to You

HBs 6030-32, 6101: Across our state, businesses, nonprofits, child care, academic facilities and the medical community have invested resources, time and energy in complying with public health requirements and operating in a safe manner.

The legislation specifies a person who acts in compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders and agency orders related to COVID-19 in effect at the time of the conduct or risk that allegedly caused harm is immune from liability for a COVID-19 claim.  The bill defines “person” as an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity or other legal entity, including, but not limited to, a school, a college or university, an institution of higher education and a nonprofit charitable organization. It also includes an employee, agent or independent contractor of the person, regardless of whether the individual is paid or an unpaid volunteer.

Chamber Position

SUPPORT: This legislation is the biproduct of bipartisan negotiations and good news for entities that have made a commitment to and investment in implementing safety protocols and allows them to proceed with confidence that they will not be the target of an unwarranted lawsuit brought by personal injury lawyers seeking to capitalize on the pandemic.

On October 22, the Governor signed the bill.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Tom Albert, District 86

Additional Supporter
Tommy Brann, Sue Allor, Michael Webber, Joseph Bellino, Steven Johnson, Brad Paquette, Julie Alexander, Luke Meerman, Bradley Slagh, Julie Calley, James Lower, Steve Marino, Beau LaFave, Douglas Wozniak, Daire Rendon, Gregory Markkanen, Matt Maddock, Ryan Berman, Scott VanSingel, Ann Bollin, Aaron Miller, Hank Vaupel, Diana Farrington, Ben Frederick, Graham Filler

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Tommy Brann, District 77

Additional Supporter
Thomas Albert, Sue Allor, Michael Webber, Joseph Bellino, Steven Johnson, Brad Paquette, Julie Alexander, Luke Meerman, Bradley Slagh, Julie Calley, James Lower, Steve Marino, Beau LaFave, Douglas Wozniak, Daire Rendon, Gregory Markkanen, Ryan Berman, Matt Maddock, Scott VanSingel, Ann Bollin, Aaron Miller, Hank Vaupel, Diana Farrington, Ben Frederick, Graham Filler

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Graham Filler, District 93

Additional Supporter
Thomas Albert, Tommy Brann, Sue Allor, Michael Webber, Joseph Bellino, Steven Johnson, Brad Paquette, Julie Alexander, Luke Meerman, Bradley Slagh, Julie Calley, James Lower, Steve Marino, Beau LaFave, Douglas Wozniak, Daire Rendon, Gregory Markkanen, Matt Maddock, Scott VanSingel, Ann Bollin, Aaron Miller, Hank Vaupel, Diana Farrington, Ben Frederick

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Wendell Byrd, District 3

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