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Senate 3rd Reading Amendments 1-30-2002 rd/pwh
7 This act modifies the Commerce and Trade Code to prohibit the inclusion of a provision in
8 a construction contract which would waive, release, limit, or extinguish the right to recover
9 damages or an equitable adjustment for unreasonable delay by another party to the contract.
10 The act applies to construction contracts entered into on or after a future date.
11 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
13 13-8-6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
15 Section 1. Section 13-8-6 is enacted to read:
16 13-8-6. Waiver of right to damages for unreasonable delay prohibited.
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18 release, limit, or extinguish the rights of an owner, contractor, subcontractor, or supplier to
19 damages or an equitable adjustment arising out of an unreasonable delay in performance caused
20 by an act or omission of another party to the construction contract, or a person acting for that party,
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24 (a) void any provision in a construction contract which requires notification of delay;
25 (b) void any provision in a construction contract which provides for arbitration or other
26 procedure for dispute resolution; or
27 (c) limit the rights of a party to the construction contract to assert the defense of concurrent
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Legislative Review Note
as of 1-17-02 9:13 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.