TALLAHASSEE, Fla .– A House panel on Wednesday night voted in favor of the party to support a proposal that would provide broad immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits to companies that have “substantially” complied with public health guidelines.
The House’s Civil Justice and Property Rights subcommittee voted 11-6 to move the proposal forward (HB 7), with state finance director Jimmy Patronis present supporting the measure.
Patronis, whose family has long owned a restaurant in Panama City Beach, testified at the meeting and called the bill monumental.
“We want to make sure that we are doing well and that our small businesses are not threatened with constant lawsuits,” Patronis said.
Bill’s sponsor Lawrence McClure, R-Dover, says “less than 10” lawsuits have been filed against business owners related to COVID-19[WOMENHoweverhereportedthatthepainofthelitigationassociatedwithapandemicof1in100yearswasreal[FEMININECependantiladéclaréquelapeurdeslitigesassociésàunepandémiede1en100ansétaitréelle
“I want to be clear, this bill aims to clarify Florida…
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