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 Senate Bill 72 (Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19) and Senate Bill 74 (COVID-19 Related Claims Against Healthcare Providers), which passed out of the Senate Committee on Rules.
“APCIA applauds the Senate Committee on Rules for passing Senate Bill 72 and Senate Bill 74, which provide critical liability protections for Florida businesses and healthcare providers.
“Florida businesses and healthcare providers that are operating in accordance with COVID safety guidance and protocols should be protected from frivolous lawsuits. As businesses face unprecedented challenges in keeping their doors open, Florida’s leaders are working to support their recovery by passing important COVID liability protections.”
Senate Bill 72 and Senate Bill 74 have passed their committees of reference and are now in a posture to be taken up by the full Senate.
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.