SB 0224 Prohibits certain indemnification contracts on public and private construction works
LR Number:S0642.01P Fiscal Note:0642-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:03/30/99 - Voted Do Pass H Labor Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 224 - This act declares that indemnification clauses in construction contracts are void as against public policy. The act specifies that a contracting party's promise to indemnify against the negligence or wrong doing of another is unenforceable. This act does not apply to promises to indemnify against the party's own negligence or wrong doing or that of its subcontractors and suppliers. In addition, this act does not apply to contracts between or amongst state agencies or political subdivisions, certain contracts involving public property, construction bonds, and insurance contracts. Contracts in existence are not affected. The act also provides two exceptions for an agreement that requires a party to obtain specified limits of insurance, in which case liability shall be limited to such limits, and for railroads regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration.