New York Amends Public Authorities Law for Subcontractors Filing Liens on NYC School Construction Authority Projects

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On September 17, 2010, New York Gov. David Paterson signed into law an amendment to section 1735 of the state's Public Authorities Law to prevent subcontractors on New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) projects who file public-improvement mechanic's liens from also being able to receive payment protections from the SCA. The stated purpose of the amendment is to eliminate double withholding of payments to contractors on SCA construction contracts.

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