By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers are renewing a push to pass a bill that would expand business coverage insurance claims related to the pandemic.READ MORE: My Brothers Keeper Program Offering Mini-Grants For Outreach Activities
State Representative Pam Snyder of Pennsylvania’s 50th district is a co-sponsor of the bill.
She is calling on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to pass legislation that would expand business interruption policies.READ MORE: National Women's History Museum Seeks Nominations For U.S. Quarter Series
She says the bill would allow restaurants and bars to receive reimbursement for certain claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Through this pandemic, we have seen our bars and restaurants suffer through no fault of their own,” Rep. Snyder said. “Through no fault of anyone. And if you have an insurance policy that includes business interruption, I can’t think of a better interruption to a business than COVID was.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
If the bill is approved, according to Rep. Snyder, it would provide immediate funds to impacted businesses.