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Press Release: Rep. Craig Johnson

House Passes Motor Carrier Indemnification Bill

Johnson’s HB 366 offers fairness to Alaska businesses in contracting
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Rep. Craig Johnson

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Posted: March 26, 2010
Contact: Jeanne Ostnes, 465-6871

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill 366, legislation promoting safety and fairness in business contract indemnity agreements. House Resources Committee Co-Chair Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, sponsored the bill.

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Ak St Legislature MajorityHB 366 holds the responsible person responsible. The bill protects businesses and will promote fairness in contract indemnity.Ak St Legislature Majority

“HB 366 holds the responsible person responsible,” Johnson said. “Right now in Alaska law, businesses can contract away their responsibility, pushing the responsibility onto the contractor. This goes to the core values of business – if an accident happens where both parties are equally responsible they should both be held accountable. The bill protects businesses and will promote fairness in contract indemnity.”

HB 366 amends state statute 45.45.900, adding a new subsection prohibiting indemnification between motor carriers, such as fuel trucks, from entering into contracts with businesses containing “hold harmless” clauses and vice-a-versa. The bill also sets out standards for classifying motor carriers and shippers.

HB 366 now heads to the Alaska State Senate for consideration.

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2010-03-26 : 00:49 : [AUDIO] Rep. Johnson comments on the passage of HB 366
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