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 Judiciary Committee.
“APCIA commends the members of the House Judiciary Committee for advancing legislation to the House floor today that will protect Florida businesses that are following pandemic safety guidance and protocols 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, which would only slow Florida’s economic recovery.
“As HB 7 is readied for the full House, APCIA encourages support of this important legislation.”
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.