Minnesota Session Laws
language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 324--S.F.No. 1886
relating to commerce; regulating contracts and insurance claims for
residential roofing goods and services; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 325E; 326B.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. [325E.66] INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR RESIDENTIAL ROOFING
GOODS AND SERVICES.
Subdivision 1. Payment or rebate of insurance deductible. A residential
contractor providing residential roofing goods and services to be paid by an insured from
the proceeds of a property or casualty insurance policy shall not advertise or promise to
pay or rebate all or part of any applicable insurance deductible. If a residential contractor
violates this section, the insurer to whom the insured tendered the claim shall not be
obligated to consider the estimate prepared by the residential contractor.
For purposes of this section, "residential contractor" means a residential roofer, as
defined in section 326B.802, subdivision 14, a residential contractor, as defined in section
326B.802, subdivision 11, and a residential remodeler, as defined in section 326B.802,
Subd. 2. Violation. If a residential contractor violates subdivision 1, the insured or
the applicable insurer may bring an action against the residential contractor in a court of
competent jurisdiction for damages sustained by the insured or insurer as a consequence
of the residential roofer's violation.
Sec. 2. [326B.811] RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACT; RIGHT TO
Subdivision 1. Required. A person who has entered into a written contract with a
contractor to provide residential roofing goods and services to be paid by the insured from
the proceeds of a property or casualty insurance policy has the right to cancel the contract
within 72 hours after the insured has been notified by the insurer that the claim has been
denied. Cancellation is evidenced by the insured giving written notice of cancellation to
the contractor at the address stated in the contract. Notice of cancellation, if given by
mail, is effective upon deposit in a mailbox, properly addressed to the contractor and
postage prepaid. Notice of cancellation need not take a particular form and is sufficient
if it indicates, by any form of written expression, the intention of the insured not to be
bound by the contract.
Subd. 2. Writing required; notice of right to cancel; notice of cancellation. (a)
Before entering a contract referred to in subdivision 1, the contractor must:
(1) furnish the insured with a statement in boldface type of a minimum size of ten
points, in substantially the following form:
"You may cancel this contract at any time within 72 hours after you have been
notified that your insurer has denied your claim to pay for the goods and services to be
provided under this contract. See attached notice of cancellation form for an explanation
of this right."; and
(2) furnish each insured a fully completed form in duplicate, captioned, "NOTICE
OF CANCELLATION," which shall be attached to the contract and easily detachable,
and which shall contain in boldface type of a minimum size of ten points the following
information and statements:
"NOTICE OF CANCELLATIONIf your insurer denies your claim to pay for goods and services to be provided
under this contract, you may cancel the contract by mailing or delivering a signed and
dated copy of this cancellation notice or any other written notice to (name of contractor)
at (address of contractor's place of business) at any time within 72 hours after you have
been notified that your claim has been denied. If you cancel, any payments made by
you under the contract will be returned within ten business days following receipt by
the contractor of your cancellation notice.
Subd. 3. Return of payments; compensation. Within ten days after a contract
referred to in subdivision 1 has been canceled, the contractor must tender to the insured
any payments made by the insured and any note or other evidence of indebtedness.
However, if the contractor has performed any emergency services, the contractor is
entitled to compensation for such services.
Subd. 4. Definition. For the purposes of this section, "contractor" means a
residential building contractor who is providing roofing services, a residential remodeler
who is providing roofing services, or a residential roofer.
||I HEREBY CANCEL THIS TRANSACTION.
Presented to the governor May 10, 2010
Signed by the governor May 13, 2010, 9:28 a.m.
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