US HB7710 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 42-0)
Status: Introduced on July 21 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-22 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3670)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Open Schools Responsibly Act This bill limits civil liability for elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education relating to any harm arising from exposure to, or infection by, coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19) suffered by a student, employee, or visitor. Specifically, a school or institution shall not be liable for such harm if the school or institution was in compliance with applicable state and federal guidelines. However, a school or institution may be liable for acts or omissions that constitute willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct, or a conscious flagrant indifference to the rights or safety of the individual harmed.

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Open Schools Responsibly Act



2020-07-22HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3670)
2020-07-21HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2020-07-21HouseIntroduced in House


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