I am coming to you with an
, but this is not about discriminatory ant-LGBT legislation. To that, we are carefully watching the Legislature as they meet. While the House is taking up discriminatory bills, none are expected to be heard by the Senate who will only be hearing legislation connected to COVID-19 and the budget.
We ask our legislators to keep focused on the recovery of the state and do more that will harm that recovery like passing discriminatory legislation.
We need you to not oppose something, this time we need your support FOR something.
Your help will ensure that our businesses and nonprofits are protected as they reopen.
Tennessee Recovery and Safe Harbor Act
is going before the Legislature for consideration. The Act provides employers, businesses, nonprofits, and healthcare providers ("covered entities") with the necessary protection against undue civil liability associated with COVID-19.
The measures provided in this legislation will protect healthcare providers, as well as businesses struggling to keep their doors open, from the risk and expense of lawsuits associated with the virus.
This bill is meant to protect good operators that do their best to protect their employees and customers. Bad operators who are negligent and ignore worker and patron safety would still be held accountable.