Maryland Law Mandates Change Order on Some Projects

June 2, 2016   

In Maryland, a law enacted May 19 prohibits a government agency from requiring a prime contractor on a state construction projects, and a prime contractor from requiring a subcontractor, to begin change order work under a contract until the procurement officer for the agency issues a written change order that specifies whether the work should proceed according to the terms of the contract. The law requires the state to propose regulations regarding the change order process by Jan. 1, 2017.

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Follow Lien Requirements to the Letter to Avoid Discharge

June 2, 2016   

Pay close attention to state lien laws, particularly regarding some of the ways lien rights can be dismissed, in order to maintain them.

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Understanding Lien Extension Rules is Key to Keeping Them

June 1, 2016   

Make sure to adhere to mechanic’s lien timelines, including requests to extend the liens, to the letter, or lien rights could be dismissed.

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Tennessee’s New P3 Law Commences in October

May 27, 2016   

Like several other states without up-to-date Public-Private Partnership (P3)” statutes in place before 2016, Tennessee has passed legislation that authorizes private entities to develop, redevelop and operate transportation facilities within the state through.

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NY Transit Legislation Opens Door for P3s in the Big Apple

May 11, 2016   

Part of a sprawling budget bill—which includes everything from tax benefits for electric car purchasers to construction projects to groundwater protection—signed into law last month may pave the way for more public-private partnership (P3) projects in New York City.

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What is My 'REAL' Lien Deadline Date? (Part 2 of 3: Unpaid Balance Liens)

April 22, 2016   

In about 50% of U.S. states, the deadline date to file a mechanic’s lien is not only based on a date defined in the statute, it’s also based on the receivable balance remaining to be paid on the general contract. States where the dollar value of a mechanic’s lien is limited to unpaid funds owed on the general contract are commonly referred to as “unpaid balance” lien states. The others are commonly referred to as “full price” lien states. The difference is as follows:

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Kansas Still Lacking P3 Legislation, But Effort Picking Up Steam

April 22, 2016   

Kansas lawmakers are considering SB 475, which would require a payment bond in an amount “equal to the full contract amount solely for the protection of claimants who supply labor or materials to the contractor or subcontractor in the prosecution of the work.” Kansas is one of just more than a dozen states nationwide without such statutes already in place.

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Kentucky Enacts Suppliers, Subs Protections in P3 Work

April 22, 2016   

Kentucky Gov. Matt Blevin (R) signing of Kentucky statutes requiring a general contractor (GC) to post payment bonds on public private partnership (P3) projects made him the latest to join a growing list of governors who have enacted such legislation over the last few years.

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Protocols for Lien Filing Deadlines Tougher in Some States

April 7, 2016

Determining the best time to file a mechanic’s lien sometimes requires a forensic review of an improvement project, from determining if there are any issues with the product or service to spotting any problems with invoices. After wading through those issues, the next step often involves deciphering statutory filing deadlines for mechanic’s liens. In some states, it’s fairly easy to determine the deadline; in others, notably California, it’s more difficult.

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Rise of P3 Projects Prompts Need for Credit Vigilance

April 7, 2016

Rise of P3 Projects Prompts Need for Credit Vigilance

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