On Friday, January 22, Florida Limousine Association (FLA) President Rick Versace sent out an urgent message to members to support Florida Senate Bill 72, which will provide COVID-19 liability protections for businesses that follow safety guidelines. The bill is expected to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, January 25.
“We need you to contact your lawmakers,” he wrote in the message. “Please do so before Monday’s hearing to show your support for this important piece of legislation. The Florida Limousine Association supports this bill and has placed it as a key issue on our Business Legislative Agenda.”
Versace noted that Florida has the fifth-worst legal climate in America, so House Bill 7 and Senate Bill 72 create protections for business entities, educational institutions, governmental entities, and religious institutions.
“If we don't pass this bill, your company could be hit with lawsuits from people who claim that got COVID after riding in your vehicle,” he wrote. “As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and get the economy back on track, liability protections are a necessary component to allow businesses to fully re-open, and advance commerce.”
FLA has also made COVID testing available at its office on Tuesday, February 2. Its office is located at 1990 NW Boca Raton Blvd. in Boca Raton.