|Posted:||March 4, 2013 04:13 PM|
|From:||Representative Neal P. Goodman|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Contractors and Subcontractors Suspension of Work for Failure of Payment|
|In the near future, I will re-introduce legislation from last session (former HB 989) that would allow contractors and subcontractors to suspend performance of a construction contract without penalty if they are not promptly paid for their services and after they have provided seven days’ written notice to the party failing to make the required payment.
Currently, the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act of 1994 outlines the process by which contractors and subcontractors are paid for work performed. My legislation would amend the 1994 act by inserting language to allow for a work suspension without penalty by contractors and subcontractors after providing seven days’ written notice if any of the following conditions exist:
Pennsylvania’s contractors and subcontractors are entitled to prompt payment for the services they provide. This legislation would provide them a much-needed tool to recover those payments.
Previous co-sponsors: BOYD, D. COSTA, DENLINGER, FABRIZIO, GEIST, GEORGE, GERGELY, GIBBONS, HARKINS, HESS, HORNAMAN, KORTZ, KULA, MILLARD, MOUL, MURPHY, MURT, READSHAW, REICHLEY, SABATINA, STABACK, WHEATLEY, WHITE and DAVIDSON
Introduced as HB1059