HB 3913

85(R) - 2017
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Local Government

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


John Cyrier
Hugh Shine

Bill Caption

Relating to retainage requirements for certain public works construction projects.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3913 would amend the Government Code to require a governmental entity to include in a public works contract to which the entity is a party a provision that establishes the circumstances under which the project will be substantially complete and if retainage will be released on substantial completion of the project. Next, a governmental entity would be prohibited from withholding a retainage that exceeds 5% of the contract price on a public works contract with a total value of $1 million or more. Third, this bill would implement certain restrictions on retainage withheld by a prime contractor from a subcontractor, or by a subcontractor from another subcontractor, under public works contracts with a total value of at least $250,000.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a procedural bill regarding public works contracts and retainage  that does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Texas Construction Association
Texas Water Infrastructure Network

Organizations Opposed

San Antonio Water System