Bipartisan Valley Support for Borgeas’ Effort on COVID Lawsuit Immunity
Central Valley lawmakers are making a bipartisan effort to provide immunity for all California businesses and their employees from COVID-19 lawsuits.
Thirteen representatives from the Assembly and state Senate are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to use executive action to provide immunity.
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“We must protect businesses and their employees, complying with state and local guidelines, from COVID-19 lawsuits so they can reopen without the cloud of litigation looming overhead,” said Sen. Andreas Borgeas, a Fresno Republican who is leading the effort. “Small businesses are the bedrock of California’s economy and our communities.”
In addition to Borgeas, the following lawmakers signed a letter sent to Newsom on Wednesday:
Sens. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), and Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama); and Assemblymembers Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals), Heath Flora (R-Ripon), Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield), James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield).
You can read the letter at this link.