§ 5-65-11. Types of allowable claims.
The board shall only accept and make determinations of the following types of claims for damages against contractors registered or required to be registered. This section shall apply to the following types of claims:
(1) Claims against a contractor by the owner of a structure for the following in performing any work subject to this chapter:
(i) Negligent work.
(ii) Improper work.
(iii) Breach of contract.
(iv) Contract disputes.
(2) Claims against a contractor by the owner of a structure to discharge or to recoup funds expended in discharging a lien established under chapter 28 of title 34 and under circumstances described under this subsection. The board may reduce any amount adjudged by the board under this section by any amount the claimant owes the contractor. The board shall only determine claims under this subsection if:
(i) The owner has paid the contractor for that contractor's work subject to this chapter; and
(ii) A lien is filed against the structure of the owner under chapter 28 of title 34 because the contractor failed to pay the person claiming the lien for that person's contribution toward completion of the structure.
(3) Claims against a registered contractor by a registered contractor for the following in performing any work subject to this chapter:
(i) Negligent work;
(ii) Improper work;
(iii) Breach of contract;
(iv) Furnishing labor or material or renting or supplying equipment to a contractor; or
(v) Contract dispute.
(4) Claims by an employee of a registered contractor.
(5) If at a hearing the contractor's registration number is not on the contract, or recession clause when required by law, or mechanics lien notice; the registrant shall be subject to a fine.
(6) If a settlement/agreement reached by the parties, or payment plan is breached, the board may hold an administrative hearing to suspend or revoke the contractors' registration, impose a fine, and provide monetary relief.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 222, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 350, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 323, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 282, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 648, § 1.)