HEALS Act would provide PPP liability protection

The Senate Republican COVID-19 relief legislation unveiled this week, the HEALS Act, contains CUNA-supported liability protection, as well as other Paycheck Protection Program reforms. The House passed its COVID-19 relief bill, the HEROES Act, in May.

The HEALS Act contains a provision providing no enforcement action could be taken against a lender who in good faith relied on a certification or documentation submitted by a borrower of a covered loan.

Other PPP improvements include:

  • Making certain operations, property damage, supplier and worker protection expenses forgivable;
  • Simplifying the forgiveness process for loans under $150,000 and for loans between $150,000 and $2 million, but not to the extent CUNA seeks in the PPP Forgiveness Acts in the House and Senate;

 

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