HOUSE BILL No. 1077
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 26-2-5-1.
Synopsis: Indemnification clauses in construction contracts. Expands
the prohibition against construction or design contracts indemnifying
a promisee against liability to account for comparative fault.
Effective: July 1, 2004.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1077
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 26-2-5-1; (04)IN1077.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 26-2-5-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 1. All provisions, clauses,
covenants, or agreements contained in, collateral to, or affecting any
construction or design contract except those pertaining to highway
contracts, which purport to indemnify the promisee against liability for:
(1) death or bodily injury to persons;
(2) injury to property;
(3) design defects; or
(4) any other loss, damage or expense arising under either
(1), (2), or (3);
negligence or willful misconduct of the promisee or the
promisee's agents, servants, or independent contractors who are directly
responsible to the promisee, are against public policy and are void and