HB 220
Specifies that real estate brokers and salespersons do not lose immunity from liability for certain statements by only ordering a report or inspection
LR Number:
Last Action:
7/7/2011 - Signed by Governor
Journal Page:
HCS HB 220
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2011
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/HB 220 - Currently, licensed real estate brokers and salespersons have immunity from liability for statements made by certain individuals, such as an inspector, unless the individual was employed by the real estate licensee, selected by and engaged by the licensee, or the licensee knew the statement was false or acted in reckless disregard as to whether the statement was true or false. This act specifies that if the real estate broker or salesperson only orders a report or inspection, that does not mean the licensee selected or engaged the individual, so the real estate licensee would still have immunity from liability for the statements the individual made.

This act is identical to a provision of HCS/SB 325 (2011) and HCS/SCS/SB 29 (2011).