As Amended by House Committee
Session of 1999
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs

10             AN  ACT concerning construction contracts; relating to indemnification
11             agreements.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) When used in this section:
15             (1) "Construction contract" means a contract or agreement relative
16       to or collateral to the design, construction, alteration, repair or mainte-
17       nance of a building, structure, highway, road, bridge, water line, sewer
18       line, oil line, gas line, appurtenance, appliance or other improvement to
19       real property, including any moving, demolition or excavation under a
20       construction contract.
21             (2) "Damages" means personal injury damages, property damages or
22       economic loss.
23             (3) "Indemnification agreement provision" means a covenant,
24       promise, agreement or understanding in connection with or collateral to
25       a construction contract that requires the promisor to insure, hold harm-
26       less, indemnify or defend the promisee or others against liability for
27       damages.
28             (b) An indemnification provision in a construction contract is
29       against public policy and is void and unenforceable.
30             (c) This section shall not be construed to affect or impair the obli-
31       gations of contracts for insurance, workers compensation, bonding, ex-
32       pressed warranties, implied warranties, guarantees or settlement
33       agreements.
34             (d) This section shall not be construed to affect or impair a promisor's
35       liability for damages caused by a promisor's own negligence or breach of
36       contract.
37        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
38       publication in the statute book.