One of the more popular topics on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s agenda seems to be legislating protection for businesses as they re-open in an effort to get the economy back on track. The Senate Leader has stated specifically that the next coronavirus relief legislation that will be sent to the President must include Business Liability Shields at the federal level to protect small businesses from lawsuits resulting from their re-opening. Well, as with the coronavirus relief loan programs outline above, state officials are also looking favorably on the idea of liability shields for businesses, and in fact, a number of states already have some protections in place. As of this writing, Utah and North Carolina lead the pack in getting the protections in place, but a broad host of states are in the process of getting protections on the books. Lawmakers in Oklahoma have already approved protective legislation and sent it to Governor Kevin Stitt for his approval, while Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina and Wyoming all currently have proposals pending in the legislature.