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Divistion 3 Obligations. Part 4 Obligations Arising From A Particular Transaction. Stop Notice.   

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Chapter 4 Stop Notice For Public Work. Article 3 Conditions To Service Of Stop Notice.

An action against the original contractor and the public entity to enforce payment of the claim stated in the stop notice may be commenced at any time after 10 days from the date of the service of the stop notice upon the public entity and shall be commenced not later than 90 days following the expiration of the period within which stop notices must be filed as provided in Section 3184. No such action shall be brought to trial or judgment entered until the expiration of said 90-day period. No money or bond shall be withheld by reason of any such notice longer than the expiration of such 90-day period unless proceedings be commenced in a proper court within that time by the claimant to enforce his claim, and if such proceedings have not been commenced such notice shall cease to be effective and the moneys or bonds withheld shall be paid or delivered to the contractor or other person to whom they are due.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1538, Sec. 2.)