Small Business Thanks Gov. Abbott for Signing COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

Date: July 19, 2021

NFIB State Director Annie Spilman today thanked Gov. Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 6, legislation that provides much-needed COVID 19 liability protection for small business owners, manufacturers, and other employers during a pandemic emergency.

“Our small business members have taken the coronavirus seriously and done everything they can to keep the doors open and protect the health and well-being of their customers and employees, but they’re worried about the possibility of trial lawyers trying to exploit the pandemic for financial gain.

“The economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic has taken a toll on small businesses, so the cost of defending themselves against one spurious claim could be enough to put them out of business for good,” Spilman said. “On behalf of our members, I want to thank Governor Abbott for signing this critical piece of legislation into law.”

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