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Special session looks at ways to protect companies against ‘frivolous lawsuits’

Governor Lee gave a brief update on the state legislature's special session Tuesday during a media conference.
FILE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference July 1, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response. It wasn't a mandate to wear masks in public or clamp down on businesses or social gatherings. Instead, it was a plea for residents to do the right thing. “When we have people dying in this state as a result of this virus, we should be taking personal responsibility for this,” the Republican governor said.
FILE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference July 1, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response. It wasn't a mandate to wear masks in public or clamp down on businesses or social gatherings. Instead, it was a plea for residents to do the right thing. “When we have people dying in this state as a result of this virus, we should be taking personal responsibility for this,” the Republican governor said.(Mark Humphrey | AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 5:31 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Governor Lee gave a brief update on the state legislature’s special session Tuesday during a media conference.

Currently, members are meeting to address COVID-19 liability, telemedicine and penalties against protesters.

Lee said a major focus of the session is to look at protection for companies against “frivolous lawsuits” as well as protections for individuals against “misconduct.”

LIVE: Gov. Lee holds briefing

LIVE: Governor Lee holds a press briefing.

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The legislature is also looking at ways to expand and provide “greater access to telehealth,” Lee said.

Lee added that lawmakers will look at vandalism in regards to the capitol grounds.

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