Construction Law

HB 1053 – Prevailing wage in disaster areas. Establishes the Disaster Area Construction Act which exempts certain construction work done fora school district or a county, city, town, or village from the prevailing wage if it is in a disaster area. 

HB 1113 – Contracts for construction work. Changes the laws regarding contracts for public or private construction work.  Among other provisions, specifies that in any contract for construction work an agreement to indemnify, hold harmless, insure or defend officers, employees, or agents against liability, claims, damages, economic losses, expenses, or attorneys’ fees caused by the negligence of an officer, employee, agent or subcontractor are void as against public policy and unenforceable; requires a construction contract for a substantial amount of work to be done in the state be subject to the laws of this state;requires any litigation or alternative dispute resolution proceeding arising from the contract be conducted in this state; specifies that any provision,covenant or clause in a construction work contract that conflicts with this law will be void and unenforceable. 

HB 1448– Prevailing wage in school districts. Establishes the School Construction Act which exempts construction and maintenance work done for certain school districts from the prevailing wage rate requirement upon the school board’s approval. 

SB 439/SB 468/SB 546 – Project labor agreements and prevailing wage. Modifies the law relating to the prevailing wage. Among other provisions,amends the definition of construction to include only new construction,enlargement or major alteration; amends the method of determining the prevailing wage; precludes the department from initiating any administrative,civil, or criminal action if the employer pays back wages before the department initiates the action, and the employer shall not appear on the notice of conviction list that would otherwise bar the employer from participating in public works construction.

SB 488 – Green building standards. Requires newly constructed state buildings to meet certain green building standards. 

SB 725 – Tax increment financing. Prohibits a municipality from adopting a redevelopment plan involving tax increment financing without a finding that the developer does not owe delinquent taxes.

SB 862 – Prompt Pay Act. Modifies the Missouri Public Prompt Payment Act. Among other provisions, repeals certain retainage provisions where certain circumstances exist.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

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