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CS/HB 1013: Residential Construction Warranties

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Artiles

Residential Construction Warranties; Provides legislative findings; provides legislative intent to affirm limitations to doctrine or theory of implied warranty of fitness & merchantability or habitability associated with construction & sale of new home; provides definition; prohibits cause of action in law or equity based upon doctrine or theory of implied warranty of fitness & merchantability or habitability for damages to offsite improvements; provides that existing rights of purchasers of homes or homeowners' associations to pursue certain causes of action are not altered or limited; provides for applicability of act; provides for severability.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012, and applies to all cases accruing before, pending on, or filed after that date
Last Action: 4/29/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-161
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/12/2011 House • Filed
12/28/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 100
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 100
1/27/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
1/31/2012 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 2 -HJ 323
2/1/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 314
2/2/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 451
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 451
2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/16/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
2/16/2012 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 2 -HJ 683
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 683
2/20/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/22/12
2/22/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 734
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/23/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 792
• CS passed; YEAS 106 NAYS 10 -HJ 792
2/24/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 825
• Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 825
3/8/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Community Affairs; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 1045
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1045
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1196 -SJ 1045
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1045
• Read 3rd time -SJ 1045
• CS passed; YEAS 36 NAYS 4 -SJ 1045
3/8/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1245
4/13/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/27/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/29/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-161