COVID-19-liability bill in Florida may be ready for quick adoption in March

A ready-to-pass COVID-19-liability bill could await Florida lawmakers when they convene in March for the 2021 legislative session.

Companion Senate and House measures seeking to shield Florida businesses from “frivolous” lawsuits related to the pandemic already have advanced through initial hearings and could secure all three required committee nods in pre-session deliberations.

Senate Bill 72, introduced by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, advanced Monday through the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 7-4 partisan vote.

SB 72’s House companion, House Bill 7, filed by Rep. Lawrence McClure, R-Dover, was reported
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