|SB 0093||Private Construction Contract, Lawsuit, Award, Defenses|
|Last Action:||07/05/95 - Signed by Governor|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SB 93 - This act provides protection for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on private construction jobs.
Payments are required to be made according to the construction contract. Failure to do so enables the unpaid party to bring an action in court and receive damages, interest and attorney fees. Arbitration is allowed, and all remedies available in a court are available to the arbitrator. Private construction work on owner-occupied residential property of four units or less is exempted from this act. This area is presently covered under Chapter 429 RSMo, (Mechanics' and Materialmen's Lien).
Conditioning a payment from a contractor to a subcontractor
or supplier upon receipt of payment from a private owner to the
contractor is no defense to the application of a mechanic's lien
pursuant to Chapter 429, RSMo, but it may be a defense to a claim
for payment under the contract.