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 Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee.
“APCIA thanks chair Tom Leek, vice chair Bobby Payne, and the House Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee for passing House Bill 7.
“House Bill 7 will help protect Florida businesses that conform with pandemic safety guidance from frivolous COVID-related lawsuits. Florida businesses are already facing many challenges in keeping their doors open during the pandemic and costly lawsuits could impact their ability to continue operating.
“APCIA looks forward to working with the House and Senate on the swift passage of COVID liability protections for small businesses 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.