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 House.
“APCIA applauds the Florida House for passing Senate Bill 72 and sending this important bill to the governor.
“The Florida Legislature has done the right thing by making COVID liability protections a top priority this legislative session. Leaders in the House and Senate worked quickly to develop and pass legislation that provide critical liability protections for businesses and health care facilities that are operating in accordance with COVID safety guidance and protocols.
“With Governor DeSantis’ support, Florida will join many other states across the country that have passed similar protections to help prevent an onslaught of frivolous litigation.”
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.