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S 0147 - Enacts the South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Shane Massey (R)
Last Action: 4/28/2021 - Signed By Governor
Senate Committee: Judy
House Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.20.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.17.2021 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies the bill only applies to coronavirus claims.
02.11.2021 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
02.02.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments clarify the bill does not apply to remedies offered under workers' compensation law, changes the reference to "reasonably adheres" to "substantially adheres" and deletes the reference to "clear and convincing" and inserts "preponderance of evidence."
01.26.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides liability protection for a limited time period for health care providers and businesses that follow public health guidance in response to the coronavirus public health emergency.

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