language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 87-H.F.No. 872 An act relating to contracts; regulating building and construction contracts; providing for the enforceability of certain agreements indemnifying against environmental liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 337.02. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 337.02, is amended to read: 337.02 [UNENFORCEABILITY OF CERTAIN AGREEMENTS.] An indemnification agreement contained in, or executed in connection with, a building and construction contract is unenforceable except to the extent that: (1) the underlying injury or damage is attributable to the negligent or otherwise wrongful act or omission, including breach of a specific contractual duty, of the promisor or the promisor's independent contractors, agents, employees, or delegatees; or (2) an owner, a responsible party, or a governmental entity agrees to indemnify a contractor directly or through another contractor with respect to strict liability under environmental laws. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment and applies to agreements entered into on or after that date. Presented to the governor April 20, 1999 Signed by the governor April 23, 1999, 11:39 a.m.
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