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CS/HB 21: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Regulatory Reform Subcommittee ; Andrade ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Borrero ; Fischer ; McClain

Construction Defects; Revises cause of action requirements for statutory civil actions relating to certain violations; requires that person submit construction defect claim to warranty provider before serving notice of claim; provides requirements for claimant & warranty provider; provides that certain actions do not constitute admission of liability & may not be admissible in action; revises provisions relating to construction defects & notice of claim requirements; authorizes claimant to request that independent qualified third party make repairs; tolls statute of limitations in certain circumstances; requires claimant to notify mortgagee or assignee within specified timeframe after service of notice of construction defect claim; requires claimant to send second notice within specified timeframe under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/30/2020 House • Filed
1/15/2021 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee; Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
2/10/2021 House • Added to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee agenda
2/17/2021 House • Favorable by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
2/18/2021 House • Reported out of Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
• Now in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/4/2021 House • Added to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee agenda
3/8/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
3/9/2021 House • Reported out of Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
3/10/2021 House • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
4/30/2021 House • Died in Judiciary Committee