Bill Summary for S 332 (2019-2020)

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May 1 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 332 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2019
AN ACT TO CLARIFY STATUTES OF LIMITATION AND REPOSE APPLICABLE TO ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS.
Intro. by Daniel.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Modifies and adds to the proposed changes to GS 1-52, which now applies the three-year statute of limitations to actions against any professional land surveyor or any person acting under the surveyor's supervision or control for physical damage or economic or monetary loss due to negligence or a deficiency in the performance of surveying or platting. The proposed changes deem the cause of action to accrue at the time of the occurrence of the last act of the defendant in the performance of the surveying or platting giving rise to the cause of action and specifies that in no event can the cause of action commence more than 10 years from the specific last act giving rise to the cause of action. Modifies the accrual of a cause of action under the subsection. Now specifies that for causes of action for physical damages, accrual begins at the time of the occurrence of the physical damage giving rise to the cause of action. Establishes that all other causes of action under the subsection must commence within seven years from the specific last act of the professional land surveyor or any person under the surveyor's supervision and control giving rise to the cause of action. 

Eliminates the clarification regarding pending actions. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's whereas clauses.

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