SB 0482 Allows retainage in private building contracts
LR Number:1831S.01I Fiscal Note:1831-01
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:03/13/01 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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SB 482 - Private building contracts may allow owners to retain a portion of payment due to a contractor in order to ensure the proper performance of the contract. Such retainage shall not exceed five percent of the payment due pursuant to the contract or agreement unless the contractor's performance is not in accordance with the contract, in which case the owner may retain additional sums in any amount. Contractors may tender substitute security to an owner, after which the contractor may receive cash payments of retainage already withheld or may avoid withholding of retainage. Subcontractors may likewise tender substitute security to the contractor and either recover or avoid withheld retainage.