Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signs legislation providing COVID-19 liability protections to businesses

Photo courtesy: Office of Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Governor Holcomb signed on Thursday Senate Enrolled Act 1, which will provide local businesses and schools with legal protection from damages caused by COVID-19.

The bill covers premises owned or operated by a person, any premise the person, employee, or agent of the property as well as services to the individual.

The bill also accounts for activities managed, organized, or sponsored by the person except when gross negligence or willful misconduct is displayed.

“The pandemic has affected Hoosier businesses, schools, and others in ways no one could have foreseen just one year ago. To aid in the state’s recovery, I made providing assurances that they will not have to live and work in fear of frivolous lawsuits a part of my Next Level Agenda,” stated Governor Holcomb, “Most Hoosier businesses and other organizations are making good faith attempts to protect their customers and employees because it is the right thing to do and it makes for better business in the long run. I want to thank lawmakers for rapidly passing this key piece of legislation and sending it to my desk for signature.”

To learn more about Senate Enrolled Act 1, visit here.

For more information on future legislation, visit the 2021 Bill Watch webpage.

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