HB0614I-Introduced Bill Text
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 614
89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE CAMPBELL.
Read 1st time February 10, 1997 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 107.170, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to public works contracts, and to enact in
lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 107.170, RSMo Supp. 1996, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 107.170, to read as follows:
107.170. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:
(1) "Contractor", a person or business entity who provides construction services under contract
to a public entity. Contractor specifically does not include professional engineers, architects or
land surveyors licensed pursuant to chapter 327, RSMo, [or] those who provide environmental
assessment services or any person contracting to design, create or otherwise provide a work
(2) "Public entity", any official, board, commission or agency of this state or any county, city,
town, township, school, road district or other political subdivision of this state;
(3) "Public works", the erection, construction, alteration, repair or improvement of any building,
road, street, public utility or other public facility owned by the public entity.
2. It is hereby made the duty of all public entities in this state, in making contracts for public
works, the cost of which is estimated to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, to be performed for
the public entity, to require every contractor for such work to furnish to the public entity, a bond
with good and sufficient sureties, in an amount fixed by the public entity, and such bond, among
other conditions, shall be conditioned for the payment of any and all materials, incorporated,
consumed or used in connection with the construction of such work, and all insurance premiums,
both for compensation, and for all other kinds of insurance, said work, and for all labor performed
in such work whether by subcontractor or otherwise.
3. All bonds executed and furnished under the provisions of this section shall be deemed to
contain the requirements and conditions as herein set out, regardless of whether the same be set
forth in said bond, or of any terms or provisions of said bond to the contrary notwithstanding.
4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a member of the school board of any
public school district of this state to independently confirm the existence or solvency of any
bonding company if a contractor represents to the member that the bonding company is solvent
and that the representations made in the purported bond are true and correct. This subsection
shall not relieve from any liability any school board member who has any actual knowledge of the
insolvency of any bonding company, or any school board member who does not act in good faith
in complying with the provisions of subsection 2 of this section.
5. A public entity may defend, save harmless and indemnify any of its officers and employees,
whether elective or appointive, against any claim or demand, whether groundless or otherwise
arising out of an alleged act or omission occurring in the performance of a duty under this section.
The provisions of this subsection do not apply in case of malfeasance in office or willful or wanton
neglect of duty.
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