Sen. Brunstetter Introduces Senate Bill 864 to Revise North Carolina’s Lien Law
By: Gregory L. Shelton
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.
I’ve been keeping you apprised of the continuing effort to overhaul North Carolina’s lien law. Things went a bit more formal yesterday, as Sen. Brunstetter filed Senate Bill 864. The bill is summarized in my update here, though I’m sure I’ll be commenting on the various parts of the bill in the days to come.
To a casual observer, many of the proposed revisions look stylistic or minor. This is not the case. North Carolina’s lien law is an amazing piece of legislation, and a word here, a definition there, can make a huge difference in whether and how lien rights are enforced.
I predict that SB 864 will pass, but a lot can change between now and the end of the legislative session. I’ll keep you updated as this bill works its way through the halls of power in Raleigh.