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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2520         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1727

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to limit indemnity and insurance responsiblity for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2520        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1727

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1727) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation to limit indemnity and insurance responsiblity for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3547 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to limit indemnity and insurance responsiblity for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 29C and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

              SECTION 29C. Any provision for or in connection with a contract or subcontract for construction, reconstruction, installation, alteration, remodeling, repair, demolition or maintenance work, including without limitation, excavation, backfilling or grading, on any building or structure, whether underground or above ground, or on any real property, including without limitation any road, bridge, tunnel, sewer, water or other utility line, which requires 1 party to indemnify or insure the other party, or anyone identified in the contract or subcontract as an indemnitee or additional insured, for injury to persons or damage to property to a greater extent than the proportion of said injury or damage proximately caused by the negligence of the indemnitor shall be unenforceable and void.  Any such indemnification or insurance provision shall be interpreted to require indemnification or insurance only to the proportional extent the negligence of the indemnitor, its agents or employees is a proximate cause of the injury or damage.

              Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter existing law governing the liability of joint tortfeasors to a plaintiff.

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