BCA commends Legislature for securing COVID liability protections

The Business Council of Alabama applauded the members of the Alabama Legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 30, which provides much-needed COVID-19 civil liability protections to businesses and other entities. The bill passed through both chambers and is on its way to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk.

The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, and carried in the House of Representatives by state Rep. David Faulkner, R-Homewood. SB30 provides civil immunity for covered entities operating in Alabama from certain claims and damages claimed by individuals who allege they contracted or were exposed to COVID-19 as long as those entities make an effort to adequately follow government issued guidelines related to operating in the COVID-19 environment. 

“BCA is thrilled that this important piece of legislation has passed,” said Katie Boyd Britt, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. “Businesses throughout Alabama are continuing to do all they can to keep their employees and customers safe while also allowing hardworking Alabamians the opportunity to provide for their families. This legislation provides the necessary protections for businesses large and small as they continue to revive jobs and restore production throughout our state.”