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Published on Friday, February 3, 2017

Bills would require prime contractors to bond the subcontractors’ portion of retainage

The companion bills HB 1538/SB 5222, would require a prime contractor to provide a bond for the subcontractors’ portion of retainage if requested. Among the more prominent concerns with this legislation, AWC believes this requirement would complicate public works projects by placing an additional administrative hurdle in the process. These bills could effectively entangle cities in a contract to which we are not a party.

HB 1538 had a public hearing in the Capital Budget Committee on February 2 and is scheduled for executive session on February 7. SB 5222 had a public hearing in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee on February 3.

Categories: Infrastructure