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SB-197 Department of Transportation: retention proceeds.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/31/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 197


Introduced by Senator Beall
(Coauthor: Senator Galgiani)

January 31, 2019


An act to amend Section 7202 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 197, as introduced, Beall. Department of Transportation: retention proceeds.
Existing law prohibits the Department of Transportation, until January 1, 2020, from withholding retention proceeds when making progress payments for work performed by a contractor.
This bill would delete the repeal of this provision, thereby making the prohibition operative indefinitely.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 7202 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

7202.
 (a) The Department of Transportation is prohibited from withholding retention proceeds when making progress payments to a contractor for work performed on a transportation project.
(b) Nothing in this section shall alter, amend, or impair the rights, duties, and obligations of an original contractor, its subcontractors, and all subcontractors thereunder, relating to the construction of any public work of improvement as set forth in Section 7200 of the Public Contract Code. 7200.
(c) The department Department of Transportation shall promptly notify the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature if the state’s best interests are compromised because retention was not withheld on a transportation project.

(d)This section shall become inoperative and shall be repealed on January 1, 2020.