House Bill 153 and Public Construction Reform

May 9, 2011 By Construction Law and Government Services Practice Groups

On May 5, 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 153, which includes significant reforms of Ohio's public construction laws. These construction reforms are expected to pass in the Ohio Senate and to be signed into law by Governor John Kasich.

House Bill 153 contained several amendments to the Ohio Revised Code regarding the public construction projects. This bill will substantially alter how public improvement projects are completed.  Below is a list of significant provisions from the legislation:

The public construction reforms will significantly alter the landscape of public construction projects for both construction firms and for public entities. If you have any questions regarding the changes made by House Bill 153 or their impact, please contact Kevin Malof, or any other member of Frost Brown Todd's Construction and Government Services practice groups.