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Good News for N.J. Snow and Ice Management Companies
Bill that Limits Slip and Fall Liability Passes State Senate


If it becomes law, the Snow Removal Liability Limitation Act would relieve snow and ice management contractors in New Jersey of some of their liability for slip and fall accidents.

The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association announced that by a 35-0 vote, the Snow Removal Liability Limitation Act, S.181 was passed by the New Jersey State Senate.

This bill makes the hold-harmless agreements where the property owner passes on their negligence, null and void in the state. This means that snow and ice management companies would not necessarily be held liable for a slip and fall accident that occurs on property that they service.

According to the association, signing this legislation into law would have a positive impact on insurance premiums, while also making commercial and retail properties in New Jersey safer for citizens and less susceptible to slip-and-fall incidents.

The bill must now pass the New Jersey Assembly and be signed by Governor Chris Christie to become law. More information will follow as it becomes available.

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June 18, 2019, 6:46 pm PDT

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