Alabama Senate Approves COVID-19 Liability Protection


The Alabama Senate has swiftly approved legislation that would provide businesses and others protection from liability in coronavirus-related lawsuits.

The bill passed today without debate on a 27-1 vote. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.

Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has said that the bill would give protection to companies, churches and other entities from virus-related claims only if they were following appropriate precautions.

Gov. Kay Ivey and GOP lawmakers had named the bill a priority for the first two weeks of the session.

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