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Statement from SC Chamber of Commerce on Senate Passage of COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

February 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021

 

Katie Titus, Director of Government Affairs/Media Relations Manager  

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce 

(916) 996-2015 

katie.titus@scchamber.net 

 

 

Statement from SC Chamber of Commerce on Senate Passage of COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Swati Patel, Interim CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of S.147, the COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act:

“The business community thanks the South Carolina Senate for taking the lead on passing a COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill today for businesses, healthcare providers, and education institutions who act in good faith. Balancing the uncertainty of serving the public and protecting employees while delivering essential services and keeping their doors open has been a real challenge for employers since the onset of the pandemic. As many businesses have struggled to stay open, this bill includes a degree of certainty that if an employer follows public health guidance to keep customers and employees safe, they will not be the victim of frivolous lawsuits. It will go a long way toward ensuring they can remain operational, keep South Carolinians employed, and make it through these challenging times. Senator Massey deserves credit for introducing a strong bill and leading it through the process. This is a huge win for the business community, and we look forward to working with the House to pass a bill to join the eight other Southeastern states that already have enacted liability protections.”

 

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