Maine LD 587: An Act Regarding Contract Indemnification

LD 587 (subjects: INDUSTRIES , CONSTRUCTION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=587&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland Majority Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-94) Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 74 20 Yeas – 14 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-94) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-94)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/20/2015 House Reports READ.
Representative HERBIG of Belfast moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending her motion to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
Later today assigned.
5/20/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/21/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 91
(Yeas 89 – Nays 60 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-94)
, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/27/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act Regarding Contract Indemnification

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 10 MRSA 1112, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 461, 1, is amended to read:

1112. Application

This Except for section 1120-A, this chapter does not apply to contracts entered into by the Department of Transportation.

Sec. 2. 10 MRSA 1120-A is enacted to read:

1120-A. Indemnification agreements against public policy

It is against public policy and is void and unenforceable if, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a provision, clause, covenant or agreement contained in, collateral to or affecting a construction contract purports to require a contractor or subcontractor, a contractor’s or subcontractor’s surety or that surety’s insurer to indemnify the promisee against liability for damages for loss, damage or expense arising from the negligence or willful misconduct of the promisee or an employee, agent or servant of the promisee or an independent contractor who is directly responsible to the promisee.

summary

This bill prohibits certain indemnification agreements, including those by which a promisee requires a contracting party to indemnify the promisee from the promisee’s own negligence or willful misconduct.

Patterns of Support

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