Mechanics' liens; right to withhold payment. (SB208)

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 general contractor or subcontractor and used 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. Read the Bill »

Status

03/07/2020: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102138D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/16/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Civil Law
01/16/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
01/29/2020Reported from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House (66-Y 30-N 1-A)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (66-Y 30-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Enrolled
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB208ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

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