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 mandates product recall related to consumer safety, and actions where the product causes certain latent diseases. 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 HCS/HB 1611 (2018) and similar to SCS/SB 596 (2018), provisions in SCS/SB 1102 (2018), SB 220 (2017), HB 594 (2017), and SB 1091 (2016).


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