AN ACT PROVIDING THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF STATE CONSTRUCTION SHALL ISSUE A FINAL ORDER ALLOWING OR DENYING A CONTRACTOR'S VERIFIED WRITTEN CLAIM.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Modifies and adds to the proposed changes to GS 143-135.3 (Adjustment and resolution of State board construction contract claim). Makes clarifying changes in subsection (c) to consistently refer to the contractor's "verified written claim" rather than "claim" or "written claim." Makes conforming changes throughout. Makes organizational changes to modify existing subsection (c1), rather than repeal that subsection, to instead reflect the proposed language of subsection (c3). Makes further organizational changes to break down the proposed language of subsection (c2) into both subsections (c2) and (c3). Modifies the language now in subsection (c3) (was in subsection (c2)) to provide that the Director of the Office of State Construction's failure to issue a final written decision at the expiration of the agreed-upon extended time is a denial of the portions of the claim not previously compromised (previously only provided for the Director's failure to issue a final written decision within the parameters set forth in subsection (c2)). Makes further clarifying and technical changes to the statute, and makes language gender-neutral.
Further amends GS 143-135.6 to make language gender-neutral.