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10 U.S. Code § 8688 - Warranty requirements for shipbuilding contracts

(a) Requirement.—
A contracting officer for a contract for new construction for which funds are expended from the Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy account shall require, as a condition of the contract, that the work performed under the contract is covered by a warranty for a period of at least one year.
(b) Waiver.—
If the contracting officer for a contract covered by the requirement under subsection (a) determines that a limited liability of warranted work is in the best interest of the Government, the contracting officer may agree to limit the liability of the work performed under the contract to a level that the contracting officer determines is sufficient to protect the interests of the Government and in keeping with historical levels of warranted work on similar vessels.
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8688, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 536, related to death gratuity payable to survivors of members of Air Force, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–861, § 36B(29), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1571. See sections 1475 to 1480 of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7318 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title X, § 1022(b), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2388, provided that:

Section 7318 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect on the later of the following dates:
The date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2018 [Pub. L. 115–91, approved Dec. 12, 2017].
September 30, 2017.”