UPDATE 11:25 P.M.: The Nevada Assembly has passed SB4, a bill that outlines COVID-19 liability provisions related to businesses and organizations in the state.
The final vote in the Assembly was 31 yays to 10 nays.
6 Republicans and 4 Democrats opposed the bill.
The Culinary Union quickly reacted to the news of the passage with this statement:
📣 BREAKING: Senate Bill 4 passes #NVLEG!#SB4 is a first-in-nation legislation that protects all workers in hospitality industry in Vegas/Reno - wall-to-wall, front/back-of-house, union & non-union, worker & manager - from Bellagio to Motel 6. ✊https://t.co/WSKlSCK3DN pic.twitter.com/jmQ66kOFY2— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) August 6, 2020
CARSON CITY (KTNV) -- Nevada Senate Bill 4, a bill that outlines COVID-19 liability provisions related to businesses and organizations in the state, passed the Senate in a 16-5 vote on Wednesday and now heads to the Assembly.
The bill prevents people who get sick with COVID-19 from suing most businesses and nonprofits, but it excludes for-profit hospitals and health care facilities from those protections.