Mechanics' liens; licensed contractors. (HB1913)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanics' liens; licensed contractors. Provides that a person who is not a licensed contractor may not claim a mechanic's lien if a valid contractor's license or certificate was required by law for the labor performed or materials furnished. The bill also requires that a person include on the memorandum for a mechanic's lien his license or certificate number and the dates such license or certificate was issued and will expire or certify that a license or certificate was not required by law for the labor performed or materials furnished. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100436D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
01/24/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1913)
01/28/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Read first time
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1913E
01/31/2013Printed as engrossed 13100436D-E
02/01/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105075D-S1
02/12/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1913E)
02/12/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105075D-S1
02/13/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1913S1
02/13/2013Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Placed on Calendar
02/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1913S1)
02/15/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105075D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1913ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1913ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 293 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0293)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.