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Construction Contracts Amendment Bill

Amends the disputes adjudication process. The select committee made a number of adjustments. First reading June 2013, select committee reported back December 2013. Second reading debate held on March 20 2014 and progress made with general support. Committee stage debate interrupted on March 12. Government introduced amendments at the resumed committee stage on September 22, these included the treatment of sun-contractors retention payments with the intention of laying the risk with the party most able to handle it, and insuring retention payments held in trust go to whom they are owed. The committee stage was completed on voice vote on September 29 and completed its third reading on October 20 with unanimous support. Construction Contracts Amendment Bill