The Round Rock Chamber signed on to a letter urging members of Congress to support the inclusion of the timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions contained in S. 4317—the “SAFE TO WORK Act”—in a Phase Four COVID-19 relief package. The legislation is authored by Senator John Cornyn and cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The letter is being coordinated by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform. Read a copy of the letter here.
Regarding the bill language: The temporary provisions contained in S. 4317 are balanced and would ensure that unfair lawsuits against those who work to comply with applicable governmental guidelines do not impede the American people’s health, social, and economic recovery. They are not permanent changes to federal law – it would be effective December 1, 2019 through October 1, 2024 or until there is no longer a public health declaration from the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The next stimulus package will be finalized in the next week with August 7 being the target date for passing the final bill.