Small business applauds Lee’s call for special session

COVID-19 liability protection a critical issue for consideration

NASHVILLE – NFIB State Director Jim Brown released the following statement Monday in response to Gov. Bill Lee’s call for a special session of the General Assembly to address COVID-19 liability protections for small businesses and other organizations.

“NFIB thanks Gov. Lee for calling a special session to consider much-needed COVID-related liability protections, and we thank Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton for working on this effort, as well. We’ve heard concerns from many NFIB members that they are overly exposed to frivolous lawsuits, and how vital it is to enact reasonable legal standards that protect their businesses and jobs in these extraordinary times.”

Liability protection is big concern for small business owners. A survey of NFIB members this spring found that 68% of owners were moderately or very concerned about increased liability because of the coronavirus.

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in Tennessee, visit and follow @NFIB_TN on Twitter.

About NFIB

For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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