2017 Legislative Changes Affecting the Construction Industry

November 21, 2017
Melinda S. Gentile – Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Originally published by CDJ on July 13, 2017

The 2017 Florida Legislative Session recently concluded, and a number of important construction-related House Bills (HB) and Senate Bills (SB) were presented during the Session, most notably SB 204/HB 377. These Bills may impact General Contractors and Construction Managers in a number of ways, not the least of which is the period of time that a cause of action may be initiated for the design, planning or construction of an improvement.

The following construction-related Bills passed in both the House and Senate and will become law if approved by the Governor.

Senate Bill (SB) 204/House Bill (HB) 377: Relating to the Statute of Repose for causes of action based on design, planning or construction of an improvement to real property. This bill passed both the House and the Senate and was approved by the Governor on June 14, 2017. This bill becomes effective on July 1, 2017.

Ms. Gentile may be contacted at mgentile@pecklaw.com


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