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Montana Covid-19 Shield Bill Goes to Governor, Indiana to Follow

Feb. 4, 2021, 8:49 PM

Montana businesses, non-profits, and health-care providers will have protection from liability lawsuits related to Covid-19 injuries or deaths under legislation headed to Gov. Greg Gianforte for his signature.

The state’s Senate voted 32-18 in favor of the measure on Thursday. Montana’s House of Representatives passed the bill two days earlier.

Similar bills in Indiana, Alabama, South Dakota, and Wisconsin could follow within days.

Montana’s Republican governor has voiced support for his state’s measure, SB 65, which mirrors those proposals nearing passage in the four other states, plus more like them awaiting lawmakers’ consideration across the country. Governors and state ...

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