Bill Summary for H 118 (2019-2020)

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Jun 16 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 118 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 19, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LIMITED IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS BASED ON TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19).
Intro. by Warren, Corbin, D. Hall, Potts.

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Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 5th edition and instead provides the following.

Enacts Article 8, COVID-19 Limited Liability, of GS Chapter 99E. Grants limited civil immunity to any person against any claim for relief arising from any act or omission alleged to have resulted in the contraction of COVID-19. Defines person to mean an individual, corporation, nonprofit corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, sole proprietorship, association, joint venture, government; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or other legal entity. 

Mandates persons to provide reasonable notice of actions taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to individuals present on premises owned or under the possession, custody or control of the person; excludes premises owned by an individual unless used in the operation of a sole proprietorship. Grants immunity to persons for failure of any individual to comply with rules, policies or guidelines contained in the notice.

Excludes from the statute's scope workers' compensation claims before the Industrial Commission.

Limits the Article's scope to claims or actions arising no later than 180 days of expiration or rescission of Executive Order 116. 

Provides that the act has no effect on immunities provided in SL 2020-3 (COVID-19 Recovery Act).

Changes the act's titles.

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