Civil Code Section 2782

Compiled May, 2023

Our review of the annotated history reveals the following legislative history (every “c.” below represents a separate legislative bill):

Added: 1967, c 1327
•  1980, c. 211: substituted “death or bodily injury to persons, injury to property, or any other loss, damage or expense arising” for “(a) death or bodily injury to persons, (b) injury to property, (c) design defects or (d) any other loss, damage or expense arising under either (a), (b) or (c)”; and added “or for defects in design furnished by such persons”.
•  1982, c. 386: designated the former section as subdivision (a); substituted “workers’ compensation” for “workmen’s compensation”; and added subdivision (b), relating to provisions relieving public agencies from liability for active negligence.
•  1985, c. 567: substituted “Except as provided in Sections 2782.1, 2782.2, and 2782.5” for “All” at the beginning of subdivisions (a) and (b).
•  1990, c. 814: added section 2782.6 to the list of excepted sections in subdivision (a).
•  2005, c. 394: in subdivisions (a) and (b), made nonsubstantive changes; and added subdivisions (c) and (d).
•  2007, c. 32: in subdivision (c), in the first sentence, deleted “such” following “affecting any”; and added subdivision (e).
•  2008, c. 467: rewrote subdivisions (c), (d), and (e); and added subdivisions (f) to (h).
•  2011, c. 707: in subdivision (b), added a new par. (2), designated previously undesignated text as par. (1), and in newly designated par. (1), inserted “entered into before January 1, 2013” preceding “that purport to impose on the contractor”; inserted a new subdivision (c); redesignated previously designated subdivisions (c) to (h) as subdivisions (d) to (i); and made internal subdivision citation changes accordingly.

Nine bills affected this section.                          

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