SB 248 - by 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.