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Gov. Holcomb Signs Legislation Providing Covid Liability Protections

On Thursday, Gov. Holcomb provided extra protections for Hoosier businesses during the pandemic. Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 which provides businesses and schools with Covid liability protections.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 1:13 PM

On Thursday, Gov. Holcomb provided extra protections for Hoosier businesses during the pandemic. 

Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 which provides businesses and schools with Covid liability protections. 

Heres an exceprt from the digest of the bill:

"Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services to the individual, or during an activity managed, organized, or sponsored by the person, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct."

Holcomb made statements regarding his pleasure in getting this legislation passed.

“The pandemic has affected Hoosier businesses, schools and others in ways no one could have foreseen just one year ago," said Holcomb. "To aid in the state’s recovery, I made providing assurances that they will not have to live and work in fear of frivolous lawsuits a part of my Next Level Agenda. Most Hoosier businesses and other organizations are making good faith attempts to protect their customers and employees, because it is the right thing to do and it makes for better business in the long run. I want to thank lawmakers for rapidly passing this key piece of legislation and sending it to my desk for signature.”

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