Louisiana House votes to protect school systems, colleges from coronavirus lawsuits

By Will Sentell

June 23, 2020

A bill that would shield public and private school systems from civil lawsuits if students or teachers contract the coronavirus won Louisiana House approval Tuesday.

The vote was 82-17, sending the measure to the state Senate with one week left in the special session.

The protections in House Bill 59 would also apply to colleges and universities.

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