Legislature Approves COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses and Individuals

June 11, 2020

The Iowa House and Senate have both approved legislation that will significantly limit the threat of frivolous lawsuits aimed at businesses and individuals regarding COVID-19 claims. SF2338 was passed by the House late last Friday night 52-44, while the Senate passed it 31-18 late Wednesday night. This is a very significant win for ABI and the business community at large because it will help give businesses the certainty they need to reopen and hire Iowans without the fear of facing a lawsuit in bad faith. ABI would like to thank Rep. Gary Carlson and Sen. Zach Whiting for their leadership floor managing this very important legislation. The bill will be sent to the governor for her review. We will be working to ensure this legislation is signed into law.