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CS/CS/SB 1196: Residential Construction Warranties

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Community Affairs ; Bennett

Residential Construction Warranties; Providing legislative intent to affirm the limitations to the doctrine of implied warranty of fitness and merchantability or habitability associated with the construction and sale of a new home; prohibiting a cause of action in law or equity based upon the doctrine of implied warranty of fitness and merchantability or habitability for offsite improvements; providing that the existing rights of purchasers of homes or homeowners’ associations to pursue certain causes of action are not altered or limited, etc.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012, and applies to all cases accruing before, pending on, or filed after that date
Last Action: 3/8/2012 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1013 (Ch. 2012-161) -SJ 1045
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2011 Senate • Filed
1/10/2012 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 97
• Introduced -SJ 97
1/18/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/23/12, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/23/2012 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 264
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/24/2012 Senate • CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 275
1/25/2012 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 264
1/26/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/31/12, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Meeting cancelled
2/6/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/12, 1:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/9/2012 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 500
2/13/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 504
2/14/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 500
3/5/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Budget -SJ 805
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 805
3/7/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/12
3/8/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 1045
• Substituted CS/HB 1013 -SJ 1045
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1013 (Ch. 2012-161) -SJ 1045