By Henry Netherland

Bill protecting Montana schools from COVID-19 lawsuits heads to Senate

Montana 67th Legislative Session


March 18, 2021

HELENA - A bill that would provide Montana’s public sectors from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits is soon heading into the state Senate. House Bill 435 passed on its third reading 67-32 in the Montana House of Representatives March 1. Bill sponsor Rep. Bill Mercer (R-Billings) said that part of the motivation behind the bill is to make it easier for schools and public services in the state to re-open.

“If we are going to move forward and reopen activities as we have traditionally known them, when entities are making best efforts to do things in a reasonable way, we need to ensure that they a...

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