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2010 House Bill 5830: Abolish homeowner construction lien recovery fund

Public Act 147 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on February 17, 2010
To abolish the state homeowner construction lien recovery fund. Money in the fund comes from assessments against licensed contractors, fees on laborers who recover from the Fund, and on certain other lien claimants. It is used to pay the claims of subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers, if the owner or lessee of residential property can demonstrate that he or she paid a general contractor for the contracted services.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 17, 2010
Reported in the House on March 17, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 16, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2010
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Robert Dean (D) on June 16, 2010
To reconsider the vote by which the bill passed. Several legislators changed their minds after hearing a floor speech about the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 16, 2010
Received in the House on June 16, 2010
To abolish the state homeowner construction lien recovery fund, which is which is essentially insolvent, and cannot meet claims on it. Money in the fund comes from assessments against licensed contractors, fees on laborers who recover from the Fund, and on certain other lien claimants. It is used to pay the claims of subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers, if the owner or lessee of residential property can demonstrate that he or she paid a general contractor for the contracted services.
Received in the Senate on June 17, 2010
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 17, 2010
Reported in the Senate on July 21, 2010
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 23, 2010

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