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Ohio House introduces bill to protect general contractors

The Ohio House of Representatives on Oct. 23 introduced House Bill 380, which would extend Ohio’s Prompt Pay Act (R.C. 4311.61) to provide payment protection to general contractors in Ohio.

The act currently protects subcontractors by imposing stiff penalties, including 18 percent interest and attorneys’ fees, against general contractors (or higher tier subcontractors) who do not pay subcontractors within 10 days of receiving payment from the owner for work on construction projects in Ohio.

Click here to learn more about the amended bill, which would extend the protection to general contractors by requiring owners to pay general contractors within 35 days of receiving the contractor’s pay application.