Volume 41, Issue 8 - August 2006


Retainage Reform Bill for Commercial Projects Pending in Ohio

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) conducted a nationwide survey of approximately 600 subcontractors from 39 states and found that the average subcontractor carried $620,025 in retainage receivables an average of 160 days after completing the work.

Ohio State Representative Robert F. Hagan has introduced H.B. 497, a bill designed to reform retainage practices on public and private commercial work. H.B. 497 would require:

Retainage on private work to mirror retainage provisions of public work;
Line item release of retainage;
General contractors to hold no greater percentage of retainage than held on them;
Owners to pay retainage within 60 days of certificate of occupancy;
Prohibition of mandated and overvalued retainage type items in schedule of values; and to
Address any unintended problems with the Prompt Pay Act and make consistent with the retainage provisions above.

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