SB 1052 - The act creates a time limit for claims made for damages to underground facilities in the event that such damage was incurred during excavation. The act asserts that such a claim shall be made within ninety days of the facility repairs being completed and no longer than one hundred twenty days after the excavator notifies the owner of the underground facility that damage has occurred. The act does not extend the time limit to excavators who cause damage but do not provide notice of that damage, those who conceal damage, or those who make unauthorized repairs to the underground facility.
The act directs any excavator who has been presented with a claim to pay within one hundred twenty days after the claim has been received. If such claim is disputed, the excavator shall put in writing reasons for the dispute and deliver it to the underground facility owner within one hundred twenty days after the claim has been received.