LIABILITY: DMB CONTRACTS H.B. 5656 (H-1): FLOOR ANALYSIS
House Bill 5656 (Substitute H-1 as reported without amendment)
Sponsor: Representative Chris Ward
House Committee: Government Operations
Senate Committee: Economic Development, Small Business and Regulatory Reform
The bill would amend the Management and Budget Act to prohibit the Department of Management and Budget from requiring an architect, professional engineer, or contractor with whom it enters into a contract to assume any liability or indemnify the State for any amount greater than the architect's, professional engineer's, or contractor's degree of fault.
The bill would define "contractor" as a person who provides an improvement to real property pursuant to a contract with the owner or lessee of the property.
Proposed MCL 18.1237c Legislative Analyst: Suzanne Lowe
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
Date Completed: 11-12-04 Fiscal Analyst: Bill Bowerman
Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. hb5656/0304