Missouri Chamber Wants COVID Liability Added to Special Session

Missouri’s House Speaker anticipates that the governor will expand his special session call to include COVID-19 liability. Speaker Elijah Haahr says he expects the Missouri House to work on it in December.

The state Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also urging the governor to include COVID liability in his special session call, saying January is too long to wait to shield businesses, schools and hospitals that follow public health guidelines from COVID suits.

Missouri Chamber of Commerce President Dan Mehan says the state hasn’t taken any action yet to stop opportunistic COVID lawsuits.

Mehan says more than eight hundred employers, mostly small businesses, have signed a letter requesting it. He says that includes a skate park and a pizzeria.