The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) today issued the following statement, attributed to its assistant vice president of state government relations Logan McFaddin, regarding the passage of House Bill 7 on Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19 by the House Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee.
“APCIA thanks chair Wyman Duggan, vice chair Juan Alfonso Fernandez-Barquin, and the House Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee for passing House Bill 7, which will provide critical liability protections for Florida businesses.
“Florida businesses that conform with pandemic safety guidance to protect their employees and customers should be able to operate without the fear of a COVID-related lawsuit. A mountain of litigation against small businesses trying to operate safely would only slow Florida’s economic recovery.
“APCIA looks forward to working with the House and Senate on the swift passage of House Bill 7 during the upcoming legislative session.”
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions—protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.