House Bill No. 5827

Public Act No. 00-159

An Act Concerning Agreements With Caterers And Catering Establishments That Are Void As Against Public Policy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) Any covenant, agreement or understanding in, in connection with or collateral to any contract or agreement made or entered into with any caterer or catering establishment, as defined in subsection (d) of section 30-22b of the general statutes, that exempts such caterer or catering establishment from liability for damages for bodily injury to persons or damage to property caused by or resulting from the negligence of the caterer or catering establishment, the agents, servants or employees of such caterer or catering establishment or the patrons at the event to which such contract or agreement pertains is against public policy and void.

(b) The provisions of this section shall apply to any covenant, agreement or understanding made or entered into on or after January 1, 2001.

Approved May 26, 2000