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HF 3951

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/27/2006

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; regulating contracts; prohibiting indemnification
provisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 221.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [221.87] INDEMNITY PROVISION IN MOTOR CARRIER
TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Void. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a
provision, clause, covenant, or agreement contained in, collateral to, or affecting a motor
carrier transportation contract that purports to indemnify, defend, or hold harmless, or
has the effect of indemnifying, defending, or holding harmless, the promisee from or
against any liability for loss or damage resulting from the negligence or intentional acts
or omissions of the promisee is against the public policy of this state and is void and
unenforceable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section:
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new text begin (1) "motor carrier transportation contract" means a contract, agreement, or
understanding covering:
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new text begin (i) the transportation of property for compensation or hire by the motor carrier;
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new text begin (ii) entrance on property by the motor carrier for the purpose of loading, unloading,
or transporting property for compensation or hire; or
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new text begin (iii) a service incidental to activity described in item (i) or (ii), including, but not
limited to, storage of property; and
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new text begin (2) "promisee" means the promisee and any agents, employees, servants, or
independent contractors who are directly responsible to the promisee except for motor
carriers party to a motor carrier transportation contract with promisee, and such motor
carrier's agents, employees, servants, or independent contractors directly responsible
to the motor carrier.
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Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.
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new text begin Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment and applies to existing
contracts on that date and contracts entered into or renewed on or after that date.
new text end