Category: Florida Improved Construction Practices Committee

 

Latest Florida Supreme Court Holding on Unlicensed Contractor’s Lack of Rights to Enforce Contract

NACM South Atlantic Members, I thought our members would be interested in reading the attached Florida Supreme Court case which is absolutely definitive as the fact that an unlicensed contractor has no rights to defend or recover under its contract, even when the other party to the contract is aware of or condones the fact that the […]

 

2013 Legislative Session Pre-Session Report to the NACM Improved Construction Practices Committee

DEBORAH E. LAWSON & R. BRUCE KERSHNER, ICPC LOBBYISTS February 25, 2013 The Political Climate We are fast approaching the start of the 2013 Legislative Session.  March 5, 2013 will mark the official start of the 60 calendar day Session with ‘Sine Die’ set for Friday, May 3, 2013.  Since the Organizational Session in November, […]

 

Legislature Addresses Lack Of Recorded Bonds For Public Projects

By Deborah Lawson, Governmental Affairs Consultant Best estimates are that 40-50 percent of all bonds for public construction projects are not properly recorded in the public records as required by statute.  The 2012 Legislature acknowledged this deficiency and imposed a penalty on the general contractor for failure to record the payment and performance bond(s). HB […]

 

Florida Voters Will Have Long Ballots to Complete on Election Day

Brace yourself; did you know there are eleven amendments on the November ballot? Two deal with religious freedom, two address veterans issues, one on public funding of abortions, one on health services, one on the state courts, four dealing with taxes and homestead exemptions and one on the college/university system. All of the amendments were […]