Current Status Bill Number:
505Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950214Primary Sponsor: StilwellAll Sponsors: StilwellDrafted Document Number: GJK\21399SD.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCIDate of Last Amendment: 19950426Subject: Contractors licenses
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950502 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Senate 19950427 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950426 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19950427 Senate 19950425 Committee report: Favorable with 12 SLCI amendment Senate 19950214 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 26, 1995
S. Printed 4/26/95--S.
Read the first time February 14, 1995.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-11-106 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A GENERAL CONTRACTOR OR MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR FROM USING LEGAL PROCESS TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF ANY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IF THE CONTRACTOR IS NOT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 11 of Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-11-106. A contractor who does not have the license required by this chapter may not bring any action at law or in equity to enforce the provisions of any construction contract which he entered into in violation of this chapter, including any actions to secure or collect any sum due under any contract if the contracting party who is subject to the action brought by the contractor had no knowledge at the time of entering into the construction contract that the contractor was not licensed."
SECTION 2. The provisions of Section 40-11-106 of the 1976 Code added by this act apply with respect to actions commenced after the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.