Honorable René Oliveira, Chair, House Committee on Business & Industry
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3316 by Keffer (Relating to an account for construction retainage; providing a civil penalty.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill provides when funds must be deposited into a construction trust fund or a bond in lieu of a trust fund account obtained by the property owner. The bill also amends the affirmative defenses available to prosecution related to construction payments and loan receipt trust funds brought under current Property Code Sec. 162.001(a) and (b) and provides an affirmative defense to prosecution brought under the proposed Property Code Sec. 162.001(c).
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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