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HB 897: Construction Liens

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez, A.

Construction Liens; Revises provisions related to construction lien law to prohibit persons not in privity with owner from being lienors & to remove payment bonds; revises requirements for final payment affidavits, priority of liens, notice of commencement, & claim of lien; removes provisions relating to payment bonds, waivers of right to claim against payment bonds, & conditional payment bonds.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/10/2019 House • Filed
    12/12/2019 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 77
    1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 77
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee

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  • HB 897, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/10/2019 at 11:38 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1422 Construction Liens Flores Identical Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    H 283 (e1) Liens and Bonds Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 868 (c1) Liens and Bonds Albritton Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology

    Citations - Statutes (30)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    95.11 Limitations other than for the recovery of real property. Page 66 (pdf)
    713.01 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    713.015 Mandatory provisions for direct contracts. Page 4 (pdf)
    713.02 Types of lienors and exemptions. Page 5 (pdf)
    713.03 Liens for professional services. Page 7 (pdf)
    713.04 Subdivision improvements. Page 7 (pdf)
    713.05 Liens of persons in privity. Page 10 (pdf)
    713.06 Liens of persons not in privity; proper payments. Page 11 (pdf)
    713.07 Priority of liens. Page 25 (pdf)
    713.08 Claim of lien. Page 27 (pdf)
    713.10 Extent of liens. Page 30 (pdf)
    713.12 Liens for improving real property under contract with husband or wife on property of the other or of both. Page 31 (pdf)
    713.13 Notice of commencement. Page 31 (pdf)
    713.132 Notice of termination. Page 37 (pdf)
    713.135 Notice of commencement and applicability of lien. Page 39 (pdf)
    713.16 Demand for copy of contract and statements of account; form. Page 44 (pdf)
    713.165 Request for list of subcontractors and suppliers. Page 50 (pdf)
    713.18 Manner of serving notices and other instruments. Page 50 (pdf)
    713.20 Waiver or release of liens. Page 51 (pdf)
    713.22 Duration of lien. Page 52 (pdf)
    713.23 Payment bond. Page 53 (pdf)
    713.235 Waivers of right to claim against payment bond; forms. Page 53 (pdf)
    713.24 Transfer of liens to security. Page 53 (pdf)
    713.245 Conditional payment bond. Page 56 (pdf)
    713.29 Attorney’s fees. Page 56 (pdf)
    713.31 Remedies in case of fraud or collusion. Page 56 (pdf)
    713.345 Moneys received for real property improvements; penalty for misapplication. Page 58 (pdf)
    713.346 Payment on construction contracts. Page 59 (pdf)
    713.3471 Lender responsibilities with construction loans. Page 59 (pdf)
    713.35 Making or furnishing false statement. Page 65 (pdf)

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