Minnesota Small Business Ballot Results Show Strong Support for Liability Reform

Date: January 21, 2021

2021 NFIB State Ballot Results

The 2021 Minnesota Legislature is in session right now, and one very important issue in front of them is whether to give Minnesota small businesses liability protection from COVID-19 related lawsuits. Here are the results and how Minnesota small business owners feel about the issue.

Questions:                                                               

 

  1. Should legislation be enacted that would limit the governor’s peacetime emergency authority to 30 days and then require the legislature to approve any emergency executive orders?

 

 

Yes

 

86.72 %

No

 

7.47 %

Undecided

 

5.81 %

 

 

 

 

  1. Should businesses be protected from frivolous and unmerited COVID-related lawsuits?

 

Yes

 

96.47 %

No

 

0.83 %

Undecided

 

2.70 %

 

 

 

 

  1. Should any employee that tests positive for COVID-19 be presumptively compensated by workers ’ compensation?

 

 

Yes

 

11.20 %

No

 

73.24 %

Undecided

 

15.56 %

 

 

 

 

  1. Should Minnesota conform its tax law with federal tax law to prevent the taxation of forgiven PPP loan funds?

 

Yes

 

91.08 %

No

 

4.56 %

Undecided

 

4.36 %

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