Mechanics' liens; right to withhold payment. (SB1119)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Mechanics' liens; right to withhold payment. Specifies that the use of funds paid to a contractor or subcontractor by such contractor or subcontractor before paying all amounts due for labor performed or material furnished gives rise to a civil cause of action for a party who is owed such funds. The bill further specifies that such cause of action does not affect a contractor's or subcontractor's right to withhold payment for failure to properly perform labor or furnish materials and that any contractual provision that allows a party to withhold funds due on one contract for alleged claims or damages due on another contract is void as against public policy. Amends § 43-13, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101651D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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