Virginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts. (HB847)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on actions on construction contracts; statute of limitations on actions on performance bonds. Provides that no action may be brought by a public body on any construction contract, including construction management and design-build contracts, unless such action is brought within five years after completion of the work on the project, and provides that no action may be brought by a public body on a warranty or guaranty in such construction contract more than one year from the breach of that warranty, but in no event more than one year after the expiration of such warranty or guaranty. The bill also limits the time frame during which a public body, other than the Department of Transportation, may bring an action against a surety on a performance bond to within one year after completion of the work on the project. Current law allows a public body, other than the Department of Transportation, to bring such an action within one year after (i) completion of the contract, including the expiration of all warranties and guaranties, or (ii) discovery of the defect or breach of warranty that gave rise to the action. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Status

02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102838D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB847)
01/21/2020Referred from General Laws
01/21/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1300-Hurst)
02/05/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1300-Hurst)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB195 and SB607.

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