AN ACT TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF DESIGNERS, PARTICULARLY SMALL AND WMBE ENTITIES, FROM UNFAIR CONTRACTING AND DUTY TO DEFEND REQUIREMENTS THAT VIOLATE THE EXISTING PUBLIC POLICY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Amends GS 22B-1 to render contracts for engineering, architectural, landscape architectural, or surveying services void and unenforceable if the parties require that one party will indemnify or hold harmless the other party, or its agents, against liability claims for damages, losses, or expenses. Allows indemnification agreements only for damages resulting from the negligence, recklessness, or intentionally wrongful conduct of the promisor. Makes conforming changes. Effective October 1, 2019.