Statement on COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

Date: June 23, 2020

NFIB State Director Nathan Humphrey released the following statement today on Senate approval of House Bill 167, the Georgia Pandemic Business Protection Act:

“Georgia may be open for business, but we’re looking at a long recovery. House Bill 167 will protect fragile businesses from frivolous lawsuits that try to exploit the pandemic for financial gain. To ensure economic recovery, businesses need the assurance that when giving their best efforts to protect employees and the general public, that they in turn will be protected from frivolous lawsuits.

“Our members are hopeful the House will approve H.B. 167 so Governor Kemp can sign it into law as soon as possible. Without this legislation, the cost of defending itself against just one unjust claim could be enough to force a small business to close its doors for good.”

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