The Missouri Senate went into stall mode Tuesday over a bill intended to limit COVID-19 liability lawsuits against businesses and other organizations. Since about 2 p.m. Tuesday, Senators have been killing time over legislation that would shield businesses like health care providers, schools, manufacturers, and churches, from such lawsuits in many instances. Creve Coeur Democrat Jill Schupp (shoop) opposes the plan.

Bill sponsor, Republican Tony Luetkemeyer of northwest Missouri’s Parkville, says if such lawsuits go unchecked, many more businesses and jobs will be lost.