HB 3659 by Leach, the companion bill to SB 6 by Hancock, the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, has been posted for hearing in House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:00am in E2.014. The full committee agenda is available here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Please attend the hearing or send someone to sign a witness affirmation card FOR HB 3659 .
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Please send an email to your legislators showing your support FOR HB 3659. The email form is available here: https://p2a.co/h1l1C61
Let your State Senator and Representative know you support the Pandemic Liability Protection Act!
Efforts to extend liability protections to health care providers, businesses, schools, churches, and other entities must be a priority in Texas. Thankfully Governor Abbott named pandemic liability protection an emergency item, which means its passage through the Legislature can be expedited. Now, thanks to Senator Kelly Hancock and Representative Jeff Leach, legislation has been filed in both chambers of our Texas Legislature to bring relief to Texas health care providers and businesses struggling with the consequences of the pandemic.
As vaccines continue to be deployed throughout Texas, we can hope for better days ahead. But for now, we must keep our focus on staying safe and mitigating the long-term effects of the pandemic on our state. The more quickly the Legislature can act and get this bill to the Governor’s desk, the better it will be for the health care workers taking care of us and the businesses trying to provide the jobs and goods and services that we all need.