(a) The contracting body shall furnish a certified copy of any payment bond or other financial security and the contract for which such bond or security was given to any person who makes an application for such copy and who submits an affidavit stating that:
(1) He has furnished material or performed labor, for the completion of the work provided for in the contract, and that he has not been fully paid for such labor or material; or
(2) He is a defendant in an action brought on a payment bond or other financial security; or
(3) He is the surety in a payment bond on which an action has been brought or is the representative of a lending institution that has issued or is maintaining financial security on which an action has been brought.
(b) Every such applicant shall pay for each certified copy a fee fixed by the contracting body to cover the actual cost of the preparation of such copy.
(c) A certified copy of any payment bond or other financial security and of the contract for which such bond or security was given shall constitute prima facie evidence of the contents, execution and delivery of the original of such bond and contract.
1967, Dec. 20, P.L. 869, No. 385, § 6, effective in 30 days. Amended 2001, Dec. 17, P.L. 917, No. 106, § 1, retroactive effective Feb. 15, 1991.
8 P.S. § 196, PA ST 8 P.S. § 196
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.