|SB 0226||Indemnifies certain public officials|
|Last Action:||02/22/95 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Agriculture & Local Government Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SCS/SB 226 - This act indemnifies the officers and employees of a public governmental body against acts or omissions occurring in the performance of their duties in relation to public works projects. The changes in the SCS from SB 226 are as follows:
- The term "public entity" is substituted for "official, board, commission or agency of this state or any county, town, township, school or road district".
- "Public works" is defined as the construction of improvements or the renovation or repair of existing improvements to realty owned by a public entity. This definition will help to clarify one issue which has caused much confusion concerning when a bond is required, i.e. what is a "public work".
- Bonds will only be required when costs are estimated to
exceed $25,000. Currently, bonds are required for any