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HB 6031 - Authorizes Immunity for Businesses from COVID-19 Exposure Lawsuits - Michigan Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Immunity for Businesses from COVID-19 Exposure Lawsuits

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Title: Authorizes Immunity for Businesses from COVID-19 Exposure Lawsuits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes immunity for businesses from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that an employer is not liable for an employee’s exposure to COVID-19 if at the time of exposure, the employer was operating in compliance with applicable (Sec. 85):

    • Federal or state statutes or regulations;

    • Executive orders;

    • State agency orders; and 

    • Public health guidance.

  • Specifies that an employer does not qualify for liability immunity if the employer willfully exposed an employee to COVID-19, outside of a healthcare setting (Sec. 85).

  • Specifies that this section does not (Sec. 85):

    • Create, recognize, or ratify any claims or causes of action;

    • Eliminate any required elements of a claim; or

    • Amend, repeal, alter, or affect any other immunity or liability limitations.

Title: Authorizes Immunity for Businesses from COVID-19 Exposure Lawsuits

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