COVID-19-related issues will take up significant bandwidth when legislators convene in March, but there will be plenty of time to discuss construction industry-specific priorities as well. Let’s take a look at a couple of the early arrivals in construction policy that will work through the legislative process this year.
HB 21 Construction Defects
HB 21 by Rep. Alex Andrade (R – Pensacola) is the newest iteration of recent efforts to reform the construction defect process laid out in Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes. This year’s bill focuses on desired reforms to curb abuse and promote the intended purpose of Ch. 558: to allow for pre-litigation resolution of construction defects. Read More.