SB 270 and its companion, HB 21, are dead—for now. SB 270 perished in the Florida Senate Committee on Community Affairs and HB 21 died in the Florida House of Representatives Judiciary committee. Both bills were aimed at reforming the way construction defect claims are treated in the state. Notably, they would have established additional requirements for plaintiffs wishing to bring construction defect lawsuits.
While these bills did not secure passage through Florida’s legislative pipeline during the 2021 session, it is likely similar bills will be proposed during future sessions—because the issues they sought to address remain and there’s growing support for reforms to Florida’s current construction defect laws. But will future efforts share a similar fate? That’s the perturbing question. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is to wait and see. For now, it remains business as usual.
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