NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The legislative session has ended, but there have been talks of a possible special session, which would put lawmakers back to work.
In a tweet, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally said he supports a call for a special session to work on COVID-19 protections for businesses.
If a pressing need for a special session exists, it is for one issue and one issue only. That issue is COVID-19 liability protection. This pandemic brought burdens upon us all but nothing like what has befallen small business owners. Many are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.— Randy McNally (@ltgovmcnally) June 19, 2020
McNally said he discussed the possibility with Governor Lee and Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson after a bill addressing liability was defeated.
The measure would have protected businesses, nursing homes, and schools from legal action stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.