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SB20-138

Consumer Protection Construction Defect Time Period

Concerning increased consumer protection for homeowners seeking relief for construction defects.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Housing
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Increases the statutory limitation period for actions based on construction defects from 6 years to 10 years;
  • Allows tolling of the limitation period on any statutory or equitable basis; and
  • Requires tolling of the limitation period until the claimant discovers not only some physical manifestation of a construction defect but also its cause.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Rodriguez

Sponsor

Sen. J. Danielson, Sen. J. Gonzales

Co-sponsor

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