Bill limiting coronavirus liability advances in Tennessee

Jun 17, 2020

Credit capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee would become the latest state to provide health care providers, schools and businesses broad protections against coronavirus lawsuits under a proposal gaining traction inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse.

House Republicans approved such a measure Tuesday despite objections from Democrats that the bill was unnecessary.

A separate bill had already passed the Senate last week.

However, the House’s version tweaked the proposal, which means now the two chambers must negotiate on a final version.

Passage seems likely. The concept is widely embraced by Republican Gov. Bill Lee and GOP lawmakers.