Senate Bill #2592 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS

Renders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.

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  • 2018 – S 2592
  • 2018 – S 2592 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER
  • TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
  • Introduced By: Senator Roger Picard
  • Date Introduced: March 01, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Judiciary
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Title 39 of the General Laws entitled "PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
  • CHAPTER 13.1
  • MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
  • 39-13.1-1. Definitions.
  • As used in this chapter:
  • (1) "Motor carrier" means a contract carrier, a common carrier or a private carrier of property or passengers by motor vehicle.
  • (2) "Motor carrier transportation contract" means a contract, agreement or understanding covering:
  • (i) The transportation of property for compensation by a motor carrier or a service incidental thereof;
  • (ii) Entrance on property by a motor carrier for the purposes of loading, unloading, or transporting property for compensation or a service incidental thereof; or
  • (iii) A service incidental to an activity described in subsections (2)(i) and (2)(ii) of this section.
  • 39-13.1-2. Indemnity agreement in motor carrier transportation contract void. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 12 and 13 of title 39, or any general or public law to the contrary, any provision, clause, covenant or agreement contained in a motor carrier transportation contract that purports to indemnify, defend or hold harmless, or has the effect of indemnifying, defending or holding harmless, an indemnitee from or against any liability for loss or damage resulting from such indemnitee's negligence or intentional acts or omissions shall be void and unenforceable.
  • (3) "Promisee" means the promisee and any agents, employees, servants, or independent contractors who are directly responsible to the promisee except for motor carriers party to a motor carrier transportation contract with promisee, and such motor carrier's agents, employees, servants or independent contractors directly responsible to such motor carrier.
  • 39-13.1-2. Indemnity agreement in motor carrier transportation contract void.
  • (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 12 and 13 of title 39, or any general or public law to the contrary, any provision, clause, covenant or agreement contained in a motor carrier transportation contract that purports to indemnify, defend or hold harmless, or has the effect of indemnifying, defending or holding harmless, an indemnitee from or against any liability for loss or damage resulting from such indemnitee's negligence or intentional acts or omissions shall be void and unenforceable.
  • (b) This section does not apply to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement administered by the Intermodal Association of North America or other agreements providing for the interchange, use, or possession of intermodal chassis or other intermodal equipment.
  • 39-13.1-3. Applicability.
  • This chapter shall apply to motor carrier transportation contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of this chapter.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC004892 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC004892/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER
  • TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
  • TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
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  • This act would render void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004892 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004892/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 05, 2018 at 4:23pm
Yeas: 35 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty NV
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 20, 2018 at 9:22pm
Yeas: 71 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi NV
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry N
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez NV
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for Passage In Concurrence

June 21, 2018 at 5:48pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y