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HF 519

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 02:22pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to civil actions; voiding a waiver of liability for ordinary negligence
involving a consumer service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 604.055,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 604.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Certain agreements are void and unenforceable.

An agreement between
parties for a consumer service, including a recreational activity, that purports to release,
limit, or waive the liability of one party for damage, injuries, or death resulting from conduct
that constitutes new text beginordinary negligence or new text endgreater than ordinary negligence is against public
policy and void and unenforceable.

The agreement, or portion thereof, is severable from a release, limitation, or waiver of
liability for damage, injuries, or death resulting from deleted text beginconduct that constitutes ordinary
negligence or for
deleted text end risks that are inherent in a particular activity.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to agreements
first signed or accepted on or after that date.
new text end