Coronavirus liability shield extension bill heads to Senate
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation is heading to the Idaho Senate to extend a legal shield to businesses, schools and government entities from lawsuits if someone catches COVID-19. The House on Monday unanimously approved the measure that for the second time extends a liability immunity that supporters say is needed as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The law was initially passed in 2020 during a special session called by Republican Gov. Brad Little, and extended during last year’s regular session. The most recent change would extend the law to July 1, 2023. No one spoke against the measure.