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Beck Mentioned in an American Council of Engineering Companies’ Legislative Alert

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Lane Powell Shareholder Stan Beck was mentioned in a February 18 American Council of Engineering Companies’ (“ACEC”) Legislative Alert on House Bill 1559 (“HB 1559”), a bill which limits the enforceability of indemnification agreements between public agencies and design professionals to the negligence, recklessness or willful conduct of design professionals. According to the ACEC alert, HB 1559, which originally passed unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee, encountered opposition by the Mechanical and Electric Contractors Associations.

Stan Beck (Lane Powell) spoke eloquently for our side, and as a result, Representative [Matt] Shea will offer amendments that will actually strengthen the bill. The next step is for the House Rules Committee to schedule the bill for a vote on the House Floor. Our next step is to contact our home district Representatives ASAP and urge them to support HB 1559.