Friday, June 26, 2020 10:19 PM EST
By JEFF AMY, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers want to protect businesses and other from being sued if someone blames them for contracting COVID-19. House members voted Friday for less-extensive protections than the business community sought and the Senate passed it. Some senators wanted to argue, but ultimately agreed. The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would have made it even harder to sue, adopting the business community’s preferred language. Democrats argue that the bill is overly broad and should protect health care institutions at most. They say lawmakers should instead be seeking to provide better protections for frontline workers.