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House Bill 1155

House Bill 1155

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1155 (Updated February 20, 2001 5:08 PM - DI 84)

Retainage on highway projects. Eliminates the requirement that a contractor must submit the written consent of the surety of the contractor's bond before the contractor may be permitted to draw any part of the retained percentage of a contract withheld by the Indiana department of transportation. Repeals the requirement that, until there has been substantial completion of an Indiana department of transportation contract, payment on the contract may not exceed 97% of the estimated cost of the completed work. Repeals additional provisions: (1) requiring that the retainage, upon the contractor's request, be deposited in an interest bearing escrow account with the treasurer of state or the treasurer of state's designee acting as escrow agent; and (2) permitting the treasurer of state to charge a fee for these services.
Current Status:
In Committee - 2nd House
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