SB 6 by Hancock, the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, has been posted for hearing in Senate Business & Commerce on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:00am in the Senate Chamber.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Please attend the hearing or send someone to sign a witness affirmation card FOR SB 6 . Senate Electronic Witness Registration terminals will be available at the hearing, placed either outside the Senate Chamber on the second floor, or outside the Senate Gallery on the 3rd That location has not yet been confirmed. Senate Witness terminals are also located in the Extension on the Senate side of E1. We don’t know yet if observers will be permitted in the gallery, but if they are, a negative COVID test will be required. Testing tents are located outside the north doors of the Capitol. Testing takes about 20 minutes with no wait, so you might allow at least 30 minutes for an 8:00 hearing. If you have a COVID vaccine card, tent attendants will issue a wristband without a test.
Please encourage your members and colleagues to attend the hearing and sign a card FOR SB 6.
Please send an email to your legislators showing your support FOR SB 6. The email form is available here: https://p2a.co/h1l1C61
Please encourage your members and colleagues to send an email to their legislators, showing support FOR SB 6. 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.
Ask your Legislator to support this legislation TODAY! Please review the letter on this page and consider adding a personalized note before sending. https://p2a.co/h1l1C61
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce
TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, March 23, 2021
PLACE: Senate Chamber
CHAIR: Senator Kelly Hancock
The Committee will meet to consider the following:
SB 6 Hancock | et al.
Relating to liability for certain claims arising during a pandemic or other disaster or emergency.
Click here for the full hearing agenda: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/schedules/html/C5102021032308001.HTM
To protect the health and safety of members, staff and the public, the Senate Business and Commerce Committee will strictly follow all Senate rules relating to the pandemic, including the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Senate Chamber.
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.