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CS/SB 908: Construction Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Steube

Construction Bonds; Requiring a notice of nonpayment to be verified; providing that a provision relating to attorney fees applies to certain suits brought by contractors; requiring a lienor to serve a verified notice of nonpayment to specified entities during a certain period of time; providing that a contractor may record a notice identifying a project bond as a conditional payment bond before project commencement to make the duty of a surety to pay lienors coextensive with the contractor’s duty to pay, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/15/2017 Senate • Filed
    12/4/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 70
    1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 70
    1/22/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/25/18, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
    1/25/2018 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 227
    • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    1/29/2018 Senate • Now in Community Affairs -SJ 227
    1/30/2018 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 232
    3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Community Affairs

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  • CS/SB 908, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/25/2018 at 4:42 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 723 Construction Bonds McClain Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    255.05 Bond of contractor constructing public buildings; form; action by claimants. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.428 Attorney’s fee. Page 6 (pdf)
    627.756 Bonds for construction contracts; attorney fees in case of suit. Page 6 (pdf)
    713.23 Payment bond. Page 7 (pdf)
    713.245 Conditional payment bond. Page 10 (pdf)

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  • SB 908, Original Filed Version Posted 11/15/2017 at 10:27 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 1/24/2018 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 1/25/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 723 Construction Bonds McClain Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    880242 - Amendment
    Delete lines 99 - 107 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Steube)
    1/24/2018
    9:52 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/25/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    957880 - Amendment
    Delete lines 219 - 227 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Steube)
    1/24/2018
    9:52 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/25/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/25/2018 10:00 AM Judiciary 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    255.05 Bond of contractor constructing public buildings; form; action by claimants. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.428 Attorney’s fee. Page 7 (pdf)
    627.756 Bonds for construction contracts; attorney fees in case of suit. Page 6 (pdf)
    713.23 Payment bond. Page 7 (pdf)
    713.245 Conditional payment bond. Page 10 (pdf)

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