Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.440
Applicability to federal projects

ORS 279C.555 (Withholding of retainage), 701.410 (Definitions), 701.420 (Partial payment) and 701.430 (Performance bond) do not apply when the owner is the United States or any agency thereof or when the construction is paid for, in whole or in part, with federal moneys. [1975 c.772 §6; 2003 c.794 §321]
Note: See note under 701.410 (Definitions).
§§ 701.410 to 701.440

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Operative date of the Act concerning contracts and subcontracts, (1975) Vol 37, p 812; constitutionality of the provisions, (1976) Vol 38, p 472

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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