“The need for stable and predictable law has never been greater. A common-sense framework is necessary to provide liability protections as we restart our economy safely and appropriately in the midst of this health crisis,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Businesses need clearly defined expectations for safe operations, while also being protected from baseless COVID-related claims while operating in good faith. Criminal penalties, regulatory fines and agency oversight must be reserved to stop those who recklessly inflict harm, and civil lawsuits should be available for any citizens hurt by those actually acting with disregard for safety.”

Read a copy of the letter here.