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SB 270: Construction Defects


Construction Defects; Defining the term “material violation”; requiring that a person submit a construction defect claim to the warranty provider before bringing a cause of action; requiring that a claimant submit a construction defect claim to the warranty provider before serving a notice of claim; authorizing a person served with a copy of a notice of claim to perform a reasonable inspection of the property subject to the claim; requiring, instead of authorizing, a person served with a notice to serve a copy of the notice to specified persons under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/14/2020 Senate • Filed
    12/21/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 57
    2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/15/21, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    2/15/2021 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 176
    2/16/2021 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 57
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Community Affairs

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  • SB 270, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/14/2020 at 3:34 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 2/12/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 2/16/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 21 (c1) Construction Defects Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Judiciary Committee

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    676720 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    5:08 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Web Page

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/15/2021 2:30 PM Judiciary 9 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    553.84 Statutory civil action. Page 2 (pdf)
    558.004 Notice and opportunity to repair. Page 3 (pdf)
    558.006 Page 8 (pdf)

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