Bill Text: IA SSB1006 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the perfection of mechanics' liens and mechanics' liens remedies.(See SF 341.)

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-10 - Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 341. [SSB1006 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SSB1006-Introduced.html
Senate Study Bill 1006 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON ZAUN) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the perfection of mechanics’ liens and 1 mechanics’ liens remedies. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1900XC (2) 89 cm/jh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 572.8, subsection 3, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. A lien perfected under this section shall be limited 3 to the county or counties in which the building, land, or 4 improvement to be charged with the lien is situated. The 5 county or counties identified on the mechanics’ notice and lien 6 registry internet site at the time of posting the required 7 notices pursuant to sections 572.13A and 572.13B shall be 8 the only county or counties in which the building, land, or 9 improvement may be charged with a mechanic’s lien. 10 Sec. 2. Section 572.32, subsection 1, Code 2021, is amended 11 to read as follows: 12 1. In a court action to enforce a mechanic’s lien, or 13 an action brought upon any bond given in lieu thereof, a 14 prevailing plaintiff may be awarded reasonable attorney fees. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This bill specifies that a perfected mechanic’s lien shall 19 be limited to the county or counties in which the building, 20 land, or improvement to be charged with the lien is situated. 21 The bill also provides that, in addition to an action to 22 enforce a mechanic’s lien, attorney fees may be awarded to a 23 prevailing plaintiff in an action brought upon any bond given 24 in lieu of a mechanic’s lien. 25 -1- LSB 1900XC (2) 89 cm/jh 1/ 1
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