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 Senate Bill 72 (Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19) by the Florida Senate.
“The Florida Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 72 brings Florida one step closer to joining many other states across the country that have passed legislation to provide critical COVID liability protections for businesses that are operating in accordance with COVID safety guidance and protocols.
“These important protections will help prevent an onslaught of frivolous litigation that could hinder our state’s economic recovery.
“As the bill crosses over, APCIA looks forward to working with lawmakers in the Florida House to ensure swift passage of COVID liability protections.”
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.