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A07205
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1887
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY DRISCOLL, STEPHENS, GALLOWAY, DeLUCA, HOHENSTEIN,
ZABEL, CIRESI, HILL-EVANS, DiGIROLAMO, THOMAS, POLINCHOCK,
TOEPEL, McNEILL, MUSTELLO AND WARREN, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 9, 1970 (P.L.484, No.164), entitled "An
act relating to indemnification agreements between
architects, engineers or surveyors and owners, contractors,
subcontractors or suppliers," further providing for title of
act; and providing for indemnification agreements relative to
construction contracts., including agreements for
architectural, engineering or land surveying services.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The title of the act of July 9, 1970 (P.L.484,
No.164), entitled "An act relating to indemnification agreements
between architects, engineers or surveyors and owners,
contractors, subcontractors or suppliers," is amended to read:
AN ACT
Relating to indemnification agreements between architects,
engineers or surveyors and owners, contractors,
subcontractors or suppliers[.] and indemnification agreements
relative to construction contracts . , including agreements for
architectural, engineering or land surveying services.
Section 2. The act is amended by adding sections to read:
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Section 1.1. Any provision or term in any construction
contract in which an owner, contractor, subcontractor or
supplier or the a party or its agents or employes of the owner,
contractor, subcontractor or supplier shall be indemnified or ,
held harmless or insured for damages, claims, losses or expenses
arising out of bodily injury to persons or , damage to property
or economic damage caused by or resulting from the that party's
negligence, in whole or in part , of the owner, contractor,
subcontractor, supplier or the agents or employes of the owner,
contractor, subcontractor or supplier, shall be void as against
public policy and unenforceable.
Section 1.2. As used in this act, the term "construction
contract" means a covenant, agreement or understanding in, or in
connection with any contract or agreement made and entered into
by an owner, contractor, subcontractor or supplier or the agents
or employes of the owner, architect, engineer, land surveyor,
contractor, subcontractor or supplier relative to the design,
construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance,
servicing or security of a building, structure, highway,
railroad, appurtenance , land development or appliance.
Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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