SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 22, May 28, 2020

Nationwide Trade Associations Ask U.S. Congress to Enact COVID-19 Safe Harbor Protections

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA and more than 200 trade associations and businesses have called on Congress to quickly enact temporary and targeted COVID-19 liability relief legislation. A diverse coalition of businesses across the country recognize the need for protections from unfair lawsuits when operating under applicable public health guidelines. The threat of liability exposure and frivolous lawsuits are a deterrent for companies seeking to operate or reopen their facilities in the wake of the pandemic. There is a growing effort in Congress to include SEMA-supported tort reform provisions in the next round of economic relief legislation currently being discussed on Capitol Hill and likely to be considered in June.  

Read the joint letter from dozens of trade associations.

For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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