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Please Support HB424 - Anti-Indemnity in Construction Contracts
House Bill 424, introduced by Representative Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) needs your support. This important piece of legislation will prohibit certain indemnification agreements in construction contracts.  This legislation would ensure that all construction-related businesses would not be held responsible for risk outside of their control. This legislation would ensure that all construction-related businesses would not be held responsible for risk outside of their control.

Currently, Pennsylvania does not have an anti-indemnity statute regarding construction contracts; therefore Pennsylvania has no statutory prohibition of broad and intermediate forms of indemnity. Due to the lack of a Pennsylvania anti-indemnity statute, many Pennsylvania construction contractors confront the unfair practice of having to accept liability for another party’s negligence when entering into construction contracts. This legislation would allow for a limited form of indemnification, exclusively for losses caused by the negligence of the indemnifying party (Indemnifier). Any negligence of the indemnified party (Indemnitee) will bar a claim for indemnification.

Forty-five states, including neighboring New York, Delaware, and Ohio have enacted anti-indemnity statutes that limit the enforceability of various forms of indemnity clauses in construction contracts.

Please utilize this link to contact your legislators in support of this important piece of legislation.  
 

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