Effect May 28, 2011
Enacted SB 259
AN ACT
Relating to motor carrier transportation contracts; and declaring an emergency.

SECTION 1.  { + Section 2 of this 2011 Act is added to and made a part of ORS chapter 825. + }
SECTION 2.  { + (1) Except as provided under subsections (2) and (3) of this section, any provision in a motor carrier transportation contract that requires either party or either party’s surety or insurer to indemnify or hold harmless the other party against liability for death, personal injury or property
damage caused in whole or in part by the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the other party is void.
(2) This section does not affect any provision in a motor carrier transportation contract that requires either party or either party’s surety or insurer to indemnify another person against liability for death, personal injury or property damage that arises out of the fault of the indemnitor, or the fault of the indemnitor’s agents, representatives or subcontractors.
(3) This section does not apply to any Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement administered by the Intermodal Association of North America or any other agreement
providing for the interchange, use or possession of intermodal chassis, intermodal containers or other intermodal equipment.
(4) As used in this section, ‘motor carrier transportation contract’ means any written agreement for:
(a) The transportation of personal property for compensation or hire;
(b) Entry upon real property for the purpose of packing, loading, unloading or transporting personal property for compensation or hire; or
(c) A service incidental to an activity described in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection including, but not limited to, storage of personal property for compensation or hire. + }
SECTION 3.  { + Section 2 of this 2011 Act applies only to motor carrier transportation contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this 2011 Act. + }
SECTION 4. This 2011 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency