Contractor Liability Bill

13 Apr 2021 9:33 AM | Lexie Larson (Administrator)

SB 248by Sen. Scofield (R-Guntersville) - ACTION ALERT  We may very well get this bill on the senate floor next week meaning we will need an all-out effort from members contacting their senator.

The bill makes the following changes to the law:

1. Removes language that a contractor should have known compliance with the plans would create a dangerous condition
2. Removes language that a contractor should have known that compliance with the contract would create a dangerous condiiton
3. Removes the duty to report a dangerous condition to ALDOT
4. Adds the Acceptance Doctrine, which was the result of the Weaver v. Balch case in 2013 that ruled a contractor is not liable after ALDOT accepts the work as being complete and assumes maintenance of the road.
5. We will look at adding a provision on impaired/reckless drivers similar to the Tennessee law.
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