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2020 House Bill 6101: Coronavirus epidemic response bills – employer lawsuit preemption

Public Act 239 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Wendell Byrd (D) on August 6, 2020
To establish that an employer is not liable for damages from the exposure of an employee to COVID-19 if the operation is operated “in substantial compliance or reasonably consistent” with applicable state and federal guidelines and rules.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 6, 2020
Reported in the House on September 16, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on September 24, 2020
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on September 24, 2020
To establish that an employer is not liable for damages from the exposure of an employee to COVID-19 if the operation is operated “in substantial compliance or reasonably consistent” with applicable local, state and federal guidelines and rules.
Received in the House on October 14, 2020
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 22, 2020

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