Mechanics Liens Bills Filed:
HB 1101 - An Act to Enhance the Protection provided to Persons Making Improvements to Leased Real Property Under Article 3 of Chapter 44A of the General Statutes, as Recommended by the LRC (Legislative Research Commission) Committee on Mechanics Liens and Leasehold Improvements. This bill would amend the statute concerning bond requirements for people making improvements to leased property; requires that anyone who leases property must secure bonds for changes to public buildings, and which parties must secure bonds; and provides that public-private partnerships subject to GS 143-128.1C are not subject to this bill. You can read the bill here: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H1101v0.pdf
HB 1102 - An Act to Clarify the Information Required to be Provided in a Notice to Lien Agent, as Recommended by the LRC Committee on Mechanics Liens and Leasehold Improvements. This bill would amend the statute concerning the identification of life agent, notice to lien agent, and effect of notice to provide that service of the Notice to Lien Agent does not satisfy the service or filing requirements that apply to a Notice of Subcontract. Further, a Notice to Lien Agent cannot be combined with or refer to a Notice of Subcontract or a Notice of Claim of Lien upon funds. You can read the bill here: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H1102v0.pdf
The LRC on Mechanics Liens and Leasehold Improvements is made of House and Senate Members and held public meetings since adjournment last summer.