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Amendment CaShTmL-554528.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB 1600
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 554528
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11  Senator Bennett moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 2, line 18, through
15            page 3, line 11, delete those lines
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17  and insert:  limitation provisions in Section 255.05, Florida
18  Statutes.
19         Any changes in or under the contract documents and
20  compliance or noncompliance with any formalities connected
21  with the contract or the changes does not affect Surety's
22  obligation under this bond.
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24         DATED ON _____, _____.
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26  ...  (Name of Principal)  ...
27  By ...  (As Attorney in Fact)  ...
28  ...  (Name of Surety)  ...
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30         (4)  The payment provisions of all bonds required by
31  furnished for public work contracts described in subsection
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 (1) shall, regardless of form, be construed and deemed 2 statutory bonds furnished pursuant to this section and such 3 bonds shall not under any circumstances be converted into 4 common law bonds bond provisions, subject to all requirements 5 of subsection (2). 6 (5) In addition to the provisions of chapter 47, any 7 action authorized under this section may be brought in the 8 county in which the public building or public work is being 9 constructed or repaired. This subsection shall not apply to 10 an action instituted prior to May 17, 1977. 11 (6) All bonds executed pursuant to this section shall 12 make reference to this section by number and shall contain 13 reference to the notice and time limitation provisions of this 14 section. 15 (6)(7) In lieu of the bond required by this section, a 16 contractor may file with the state, county, city, or other 17 political authority an alternative form of security in the 18 form of cash, a money order, a certified check, a cashier's 19 check, an irrevocable letter of credit, or a security of a 20 type listed in part II of chapter 625. Any such alternative 21 form of security shall be for the same purpose and be subject 22 to the same conditions as those applicable to the bond 23 required by this section. The determination of the value of 24 an alternative form of security shall be made by the 25 appropriate state, county, city, or other political 26 subdivision. 27 (7)(8) When a contractor has furnished a payment bond 28 pursuant to this section, he or she may, when the state, 29 county, municipality, political subdivision, or other public 30 authority makes any payment to the contractor or directly to a 31 claimant, serve a written demand on any claimant who is not in 2 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 privity with the contractor for a written statement under oath 2 of his or her account showing the nature of the labor or 3 services performed and to be performed, if any; the materials 4 furnished; the materials to be furnished, if known; the amount 5 paid on account to date; the amount due; and the amount to 6 become due, if known, as of the date of the statement by the 7 claimant. Any such demand to a claimant who is not in privity 8 with the contractor must be served on the claimant at the 9 address and to the attention of any person who is designated 10 to receive the demand in the notice to contractor served by 11 the claimant. The failure or refusal to furnish the statement 12 does not deprive the claimant of his or her rights under the 13 bond if the demand is not served at the address of the 14 claimant or directed to the attention of the person designated 15 to receive the demand in the notice to contractor. The failure 16 to furnish the statement within 30 days after the demand, or 17 the furnishing of a false or fraudulent statement, deprives 18 the claimant who fails to furnish the statement, or who 19 furnishes the false or fraudulent statement, of his or her 20 rights under the bond. If the contractor serves more than one 21 demand for statement of account on a claimant and none of the 22 information regarding the account has changed since the 23 claimant's last response to a demand, the failure or refusal 24 to furnish such statement does not deprive the claimant of his 25 or her rights under the bond. The negligent inclusion or 26 omission of any information deprives the claimant of his or 27 her rights under the bond to the extent that the contractor 28 can demonstrate prejudice from such act or omission by the 29 claimant. The failure to furnish a response to a demand for 30 statement of account does not affect the validity of any claim 31 on the bond being enforced in a lawsuit filed before the date 3 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 the demand for statement of account is received by the 2 claimant. 3 (8)(9) On any public works project for which the 4 public authority requires a performance and payment bond, 5 suits at law and in equity may be brought and maintained by 6 and against the public authority on any contract claim arising 7 from breach of an express provision or an implied covenant of 8 a written agreement or a written directive issued by the 9 public authority pursuant to the written agreement. In any 10 such suit, the public authority and the contractor shall have 11 all of the same rights and obligations as a private person 12 under a like contract except that no liability may be based on 13 an oral modification of either the written contract or written 14 directive. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the 15 sovereign immunity of the state and its political subdivisions 16 from equitable claims and equitable remedies. The provisions 17 of this subsection shall apply only to contracts entered into 18 on or after July 1, 1999. 19 (9) An action, except an action for recovery of 20 retainage, must be instituted against the contractor or the 21 surety on the payment bond or the payment provisions of a 22 combined payment and performance bond within 1 year after the 23 performance of the labor or completion of delivery of the 24 materials or supplies. An action for recovery of retainage 25 must be instituted against the contractor or the surety within 26 1 year after the performance of the labor or completion of 27 delivery of the materials or supplies, provided that such an 28 action may not be instituted until one of the following 29 conditions is satisfied: 30 (a) The public entity has paid out the claimant's 31 retainage to the contractor, and the time provided under s. 4 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 255.073(3) for payment of that retainage to the claimant has 2 expired; 3 (b) The claimant has completed all work required under 4 its contract and 70 days have passed since the contractor sent 5 its final payment request to the public entity; or 6 (c) The claimant has asked the contractor, in writing, 7 when the contractor received payment of the claimant's 8 retainage or when the contractor sent its final payment 9 request to the public entity, and the contractor has failed to 10 respond to this request, in writing, within 10 days after 11 receipt. 12 13 If none of the conditions described in paragraph (a), 14 paragraph (b), or paragraph (c) is satisfied and an action for 15 recovery of retainage therefore cannot be instituted within 16 the 1-year limitation period set forth in this subsection, 17 this limitation period shall be extended until 120 days after 18 one of these conditions is satisfied. 19 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 20 95.11, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 21 95.11 Limitations other than for the recovery of real 22 property.--Actions other than for recovery of real property 23 shall be commenced as follows: 24 (2) WITHIN FIVE YEARS.-- 25 (b) A legal or equitable action on a contract, 26 obligation, or liability founded on a written instrument, 27 except for an action to enforce a claim against a payment 28 bond, which shall be governed by the applicable provisions of 29 ss. 255.05(9) 255.05(2)(a)2. and 713.23(1)(e). 30 Section 2. Neither the amendments to sections 95.11, 31 218.70, 218.72, 218.735, and 255.071, Florida Statutes, and 5 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 subsection (2) of section 255.05, Florida Statutes, as 2 provided in this act, nor subsection (9) of section 255.05, 3 Florida Statutes, and section 255.078, Florida Statutes, as 4 created by this act, applies to any existing construction 5 contract pending approval by a local governmental entity or 6 public entity, or to any project advertised for bid by the 7 local government entity or public entity, on or before the 8 effective date of this act. The amendments to subsections (3), 9 (4), and (6) of section 255.05, Florida Statutes, as provided 10 in this act, apply to public construction bonds issued for 11 contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this 12 act. 13 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2004. 14 15 16 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 17 And the title is amended as follows: 18 On page 1, line 2-9, delete those lines 19 20 and insert: 21 An act relating to prompt payment for 22 construction services; amending s. 218.70, 23 F.S.; providing a short title; amending s. 24 218.72, F.S.; redefining terms used in part VII 25 of ch. 218, F.S.; amending s. 218.735, F.S.; 26 revising provisions relating to timely payment 27 for purchases of construction services; 28 revising deadlines for payment; providing 29 procedures for project closeout and payment of 30 retainage; providing requirements for local 31 government construction retainage; providing 6 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 that ss. 218.72-218.76, F.S., apply to the 2 payment of any payment request for retainage; 3 providing exceptions; creating s. 255.0705, 4 F.S.; providing a short title; amending s. 5 255.071, F.S.; revising deadlines for the 6 payment of subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, 7 materialmen, and suppliers on construction 8 contracts for public projects; creating ss. 9 255.072, 255.073, 255.074, 255.075, 255.076, 10 255.077, and 255.078, F.S.; providing 11 definitions; providing for timely payment for 12 purchases of construction services by a public 13 entity; providing procedures for calculating 14 payment due dates; providing procedures for 15 handling improper payment requests; providing 16 for the resolution of disputes; providing for 17 project closeout and payment of retainage; 18 providing that ss. 255.072-255.076, F.S., apply 19 to the payment of any payment request for 20 retainage; providing exceptions; amending s. 21 255.05, F.S.; providing requirements for 22 certain notices of nonpayment served by a 23 claimant who is not in privity with the 24 contractor; revising the form for a public 25 construction bond; requiring the payment 26 provisions of all public construction bonds to 27 be construed as statutory bonds; prohibiting 28 conversion to common law bonds; deleting a 29 requirement that bond forms used by public 30 owners reference certain notice and time 31 limitation provisions; providing limitations on 7 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1600 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 554528 1 a claimant's institution of certain actions 2 against a contractor or surety; amending s. 3 95.11, F.S., to conform a cross-reference; 4 providing for application of specified sections 5 of the act to certain contracts and projects; 6 providing an effective date. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 8 11:35 AM 04/24/04 s1600c1c-2129u
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