541.22 LIMITATION ON ASBESTOS CLAIMS.
Subdivision 1. Findings and purpose.
The legislature finds that it is in the interest of the
general public, particularly those persons who may bring claims regarding materials containing
asbestos and those against whom the claims may be brought, to set a specific date by which
building owners must bring a cause of action for removal or other abatement costs associated
with the presence of asbestos in their building. By enactment of this statute of limitations the
legislature does not imply that suits would otherwise be barred by an existing limitations period.
Subd. 2. Limitation on certain asbestos actions.
Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, an action to recover for (1) removal of asbestos or materials containing asbestos from a
building, (2) other measures taken to locate, correct, or ameliorate any problem related to asbestos
in a building, or (3) reimbursement for removal, correction, or amelioration of an asbestos
problem that would otherwise be barred before July 1, 1990, as a result of expiration of the
applicable period of limitation, is revived or extended. An asbestos action revived or extended
under this subdivision may be begun before July 1, 1990.
History: 1987 c 337 s 125; 1988 c 607 s 2