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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1964
       
       
       
       By Senator Negron
       
       
       
       
       28-00977A-10                                          20101964__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to design professionals; creating ss.
    3         471.046, 472.0367, 481.23, and 481.333, F.S.;
    4         providing for limited liability for engineers,
    5         surveyors and mappers, architects, interior designers,
    6         and registered landscape architects as a result of
    7         professional negligence or professional malpractice
    8         resulting from the performance of professional
    9         services that are the subject of a contract; providing
   10         an effective date.
   11  
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13  
   14         Section 1. Section 471.046, Florida Statutes, is created to
   15  read:
   16         471.046Limitation of liability.—Notwithstanding any other
   17  law, any party to any contract for professional services does
   18  not have a cause of action in tort against an engineer for the
   19  recovery of economic damages that are caused by the engineer’s
   20  professional negligence or professional malpractice in the
   21  performance of the professional services that are the subject of
   22  the contract. This section does not apply to claims for economic
   23  damages resulting from personal injury or damage to property
   24  other than the property that is the subject of the contract.
   25         Section 2. Section 472.0367, Florida Statutes, is created
   26  to read:
   27         472.0367Limitation of liability.—Notwithstanding any other
   28  law, any party to any contract for professional services does
   29  not have a cause of action in tort against a surveyor or mapper
   30  for the recovery of economic damages that are caused by the
   31  surveyor’s or mapper’s professional negligence or professional
   32  malpractice in the performance of the professional services that
   33  are the subject of the contract. This section does not apply to
   34  claims for economic damages resulting from personal injury or
   35  damage to property other than the property that is the subject
   36  of the contract.
   37         Section 3. Section 481.23, Florida Statutes, is created to
   38  read:
   39         481.23Limitation of liability.—Notwithstanding any other
   40  law, any party to any contract for professional services does
   41  not have a cause of action in tort against an architect or
   42  interior designer for the recovery of economic damages that are
   43  caused by the architect’s or interior designer’s professional
   44  negligence or professional malpractice in the performance of the
   45  professional services that are the subject of the contract. This
   46  section does not apply to claims for economic damages resulting
   47  from personal injury or damage to property other than the
   48  property that is the subject of the contract.
   49         Section 4. Section 481.333, Florida Statutes, is created to
   50  read:
   51         481.333Limitation of liability.—Notwithstanding any other
   52  law, any party to any contract for professional services does
   53  not have a cause of action in tort against a registered
   54  landscape architect for the recovery of economic damages that
   55  are caused by the registered landscape architect’s professional
   56  negligence or professional malpractice in the performance of the
   57  professional services that are the subject of the contract. This
   58  section does not apply to claims for economic damages resulting
   59  from personal injury or damage to property other than the
   60  property that is the subject of the contract.
   61         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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