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HB 0216 - COVID-19 Liability Protections
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Teri Anulewicz
Last Action: 6/17/2020 - Senate - Senate Read Second Time
House Committee: Motor Vehicles
Senate Committee: Public Safety
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation, titled the "Georgia Pandemic Business Immunity Act", seeks to provide liability protection from COVID-19 related lawsuits. County government employees and county government facilities are included as being afforded liability protection as long as those parties are acting in good faith to comply with guidelines issued by the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health, or the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Immunity would not apply where the government has acted recklessly or intentionally to cause harm.
Immunity protection is only in effect upon the Governor issuing an executive order declaring that a state of emergency or disaster exists due to COVID-19. Such immunity shall apply to causes of action that occur between the date of the declaration of a state of emergency or disaster and two years after the date of the last executive order issued by the Governor.

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