ISSA Coronavirus Government Response Update—Register Now for ISSA’s Webinar on the 2020 Election Results and the Cleaning IndustryOctober 28, 2020
Welcome to the ISSA Coronavirus Government Response Update. This information is intended to keep our members up to date on government affairs related to the cleaning industry and COVID-19. Today’s update touches on a new ISSA advocacy webinar, state immunity statutes, Michigan’s governor signing business liability bills, and more.
New ISSA Advocacy Webinar: What the 2020 Elections Mean for the Cleaning Industry in 2021
Get a jump start on the new year! Register for ISSA’s free advocacy webinar, “What the 2020 Elections Mean for the Cleaning Industry in 2021,” from 12 pm-1 pm CT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. During this webinar, attendees will learn:
- How the election results at the federal and state levels are likely to affect the full spectrum of the cleaning industry
- What are likely to be the priority legislative and regulatory issues for the industry in the new year
- How ISSA Government Affairs intends to impact these issues on behalf of the industry
- And much more.
Participants will also have the opportunity to have their pressing government affairs questions answered as part of the webinar by ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft and ISSA’s federal lobbyist Laurie Flanagan.
States Take Lead with Business Covid-19 Immunity Statutes
With no additional federal guidance in the foreseeable future, businesses, especially those operating in multiple states, will have to navigate state-specific COVID-19 immunity bills, Bloomberg Law reported. On September 14, Ohio joined multiple states in enacting broad legislation granting legal immunity from certain COVID-19-related claims. Other states enacting similar laws include: Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.
Michigan Governor Signs Bipartisan Business Liability Bills
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed bipartisan legislation that shields many businesses from liability on COVID-19—a major priority for business groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce—and also enshrines some worker protections into law, according to Michigan Advance. “No Michigander should have to worry about going into work when they’re sick, especially during a global pandemic,” said Whitmer. “These bipartisan bills ensure crucial protections for our workers and businesses who do their part to protect our families and frontline workers from the spread of COVID-19.”
CARB Webinar: Proposed Consumer Product Regulation Amendments Final Public Workshop
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites interested parties to participate in a fifth public workshop from 9 am-12 pm PT on November 10, to discuss the development of the Consumer Products Regulation amendments. This workshop will be held as a webinar due to public health circumstances. At this final public workshop, CARB staff will discuss refinements to draft CARB regulatory proposals.
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