ORS 30.145
Certain provisions relating to waivers in construction agreements void


(1)

Except as provided in this section, a provision in a construction agreement is void to the extent that the provision requires a party or the party’s surety or insurer to waive a right of subrogation, indemnity or contribution for amounts paid by reason of death or bodily injury, or damage to property, caused in whole or in part by the negligence of another person.

(2)

This section does not apply to a provision for waiver of subrogation, indemnity or contribution in an insurance policy issued pursuant to ORS 737.602 (Authorization for insurance for certain projects) or to a provision for waiver of subrogation, indemnity or contribution that applies to proceeds of a property insurance policy.

(3)

This section does not apply to a provision for waiver of subrogation, indemnity or contribution in a real property lease or rental agreement between a landlord and tenant, whether or not any provision of the lease or rental agreement relates to or involves planning, designing, constructing, altering, repairing, improving or maintaining, as long as the predominant purpose of the lease or rental agreement is not planning, designing, constructing, altering, repairing, improving or maintaining real property.

(4)

This section does not apply to a provision for waiver of subrogation, indemnity or contribution in a personal property lease or rental agreement.

(5)

This section does not apply to a provision for waiver of subrogation, indemnity or contribution in a construction agreement in which one of the parties is a railroad as defined in ORS 824.200 (Definitions for ORS 824.200 to 824.256).

(6)

As used in this section, “construction agreement” has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.140 (Certain indemnification provisions in construction agreement void). [2011 c.518 §1]

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