SB 100
Provides that a person who is injured by a product has 15 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages
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Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 100-Riddle, with SS (pending)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SS/SB 100 - This act provides that a person who is injured by a defective or unsafe condition of a product or due to negligence in the design, manufacture, sale, or distribution of a product has fifteen years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a claim for damages.

The fifteen-year time limitation shall not apply to actions relating to real property, actions where a person has knowingly concealed any defective or unsafe condition, actions for indemnity or contribution by a defendant, actions involving a product which has a warranty longer than fifteen years, actions regarding negligent service or maintenance of a product, actions involving a product that is subject to a government mandated product recall related to consumer safety, actions where the product causes certain latent diseases, and actions against manufacturers where the harm occurred during a product's useful safe life. However, the exception to the time limitation regarding products causing certain latent diseases does not apply to certain actions against a seller claiming a product is unreasonably dangerous due to a defective condition, unless the seller is also the manufacturer.

This act is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 186 (2019) and similar to SCS/SB 596 (2018), provisions in SCS/SB 1102 (2018), HCS/HB 1611 (2018), SB 220 (2017), HB 594 (2017), and SB 1091 (2016).