senate Bill S880

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to payment in construction contracts

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2021 signed chap.128
delivered to governor
May 04, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.236
substituted for a967
Jan 20, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.33
Jan 06, 2021 referred to rules

S880 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §139-f, St Fin L; amd §106-b, Gen Muni L (as proposed in S.7664 & A.9117)

S880 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to payment in construction contracts; specifies the meaning of "substantial completion" for the purposes of requisition payments in construction contracts.

S880 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S880 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the general municipal law,  in
   relation to payment in construction contracts

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 139-f of the state finance law, as
 amended by a chapter of the laws of 2020, amending the state finance law
 and the general  municipal  law  relating  to  payment  in  construction
 contracts,  as  proposed in legislative bills numbers S.7664 and A.9117,
 is amended to read as follows:
   1. Payment by public owners to contractors. The contractor shall peri-
 odically, in accordance with the terms of the contract,  submit  to  the
 public  owner  and/or his agent a requisition for a progress payment for
 the work performed and/or materials furnished to the date of the  requi-
 sition,  less  any  amount previously paid to the contractor. The public
 owner shall in accordance with the terms of  the  contract  approve  and
 promptly  pay  the  requisition  for the progress payment less an amount
 necessary to satisfy any claims, liens or judgments against the contrac-
 tor which have not been suitably discharged and less any retained amount
 as hereafter described. The public owner shall retain not more than five
 per centum of each progress payment to the contractor  except  that  the
 public  owner  may retain in excess of five per centum but not more than
 ten per centum of each progress payment to the contractor provided  that
 there  are  no  requirements  by  the public owner for the contractor to
 provide a performance bond and a labor and material  bond  both  in  the
 full  amount  of the contract. The public owner shall pay, upon requisi-
 tion from the contractor, for materials pertinent to the  project  which
 have  been  delivered  to  the site or off-site by the contractor and/or
 subcontractor and suitably stored and secured as required by the  public
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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