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S*0153 (Rat #0455, Act #0412 of 1986) General Bill, By Leatherman, Courson, Drummond, T.E. Garrison, McConnell, F.H. McGill, Moore, Peeler, Ravenel and Thomas
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    A Bill to amend Sections 15-3-640, 15-3-660, 15-3-670, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to legal actions against architects, construction managers, professional engineers, or contractors for improper or negligent improvements to real property, so as to specifically describe actions based upon or arising out of the defective or unsafe conditions of an improvement to real property which must be brought no later than thirteen years after completion; to create an outside limitation of thirteen years after the substantial completion of the improvement within which normal statutes of limitations continue to run; to correct an inaccurate citation; to provide that a defense of statutes of limitations shall not be available to owners of real property or to persons in possession or control thereof who have knowledge or should have had knowledge of the deficiency in such property or to persons guilty of fraud; to provide that no cause of action not heretofore existing is created by this Act nor does it bar any existing cause of action; and to repeal Section 15-3-650 relating to actions against architects, professional engineers, or contractors that must be brought within two years after the date of injury.-amended title
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01/29/85Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-255
01/29/85Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-256
04/16/85Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary SJ-1516
04/18/85Senate Special order SJ-1590
04/30/85Senate Debate adjourned SJ-1866
05/08/85Senate Amended SJ-1996
05/08/85Senate Read second time SJ-2004
05/09/85Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-2029
05/14/85House Introduced and read first time HJ-3144
05/14/85House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-3145
05/29/85House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-3593
05/29/85House Rule 5.12 not waived-Intro. in House after May 1st HJ-3594
01/15/86House Objection by Rep. J. Bradley, Gentry, Freeman, Ferguson, Griffin, HJ-122
01/15/86House Objection by Rep. Gregory, Waldrop, Barfield, JW Johnson HJ-122
01/16/86House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Barfield & Waldrop HJ-17
01/16/86House Objection by Rep. T. Rogers HJ-173
02/26/86House Special order, set for following 2nd reading of H 2737 (Under H 3565) HJ-1009
03/25/86House Amended HJ-1847
03/25/86House Read second time HJ-1870
04/09/86House Read third time HJ-2272
04/09/86House Returned HJ-2272
04/22/86Senate House amendment amended SJ-2172
04/22/86Senate Returned SJ-2172
04/30/86House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-2739
05/07/86 Ratified R 455
05/12/86 Signed By Governor
05/12/86 Effective date 05/12/86
05/12/86 Act No. 412
05/20/86 Copies available

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