Missouri Lawmakers to take up Liability Protection for Small Business Owners
Today NFIB, or the National Federation of Independent Business, applauds the Governor’s proclamation to take up COVID-19 liability protection for small business owners in a legislative special session. Governor Mike Parson issued the proclamation today. The proclamation calls for the General Assembly to enact legislation amending the law to provide liability protection for health care providers, any person who designs, manufacturers, labels, sells, distributes, or donates products in response to a declared state of emergency, and gives liability protection for exposure claims related to a declared state of emergency.
“Missouri small business owners are pleased to see the governor include liability protection in his latest special session. On top of all the other struggles the small business community has had to endure over the past six months, they shouldn’t have to worry about being wrongfully sued,” said NFIB State Director in Missouri, Brad Jones.
Here are the key findings from a recent NFIB survey of Missouri’s members.
- 69% of Missouri small business owners are very concerned or moderately concerned with increased liability.
- 65% of Missouri small business owners are very concerned or moderately concerned about getting customers back.