HOUSE BILL No. 1333
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 32-28-13-4.
Synopsis: Common law liens. Provides that a common law lien is void
if the common law lienholder fails to commence a suit on the common
law lien not more than 180 days after the date the common law lien is
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 13, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1333
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 32-28-13-4; (09)IN1333.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 32-28-13-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 4. (a) This chapter
provides the procedure for filing and releasing a common law lien.
(b) This chapter does not create a common law lien. A common law
lien does not exist against the property of a public official for the
performance or nonperformance of the public official's official duty. A
person asserting a common law lien must prove the existence of the
lien as prescribed by the common law of Indiana.
(c) Unless a common law lien becomes void at an earlier date
under section 6(b) of this chapter, a common law lien is void if the
common law lienholder fails to commence a suit on the common
law lien not more than one hundred eighty (180) days after the date
the common law lien is recorded under this chapter.