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Arkansas Code Title 18. Property § 18-44-504. Contracts with charitable institutions

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(a) No contract in any sum exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) providing for the repair, alteration, or erection of any building, structure, or improvement shall be entered into by any church, religious organization, charitable institution, or by any agency of the foregoing, unless the contractor shall furnish to the party letting the contract a bond in a sum equal to the amount of the contract.

(b)(1) The bond shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the property is situated.

(2) Any person or his or her assigns to whom there is due any sum for labor or material furnished may bring an action on the bond for the recovery of the indebtedness.  No action shall be brought after six (6) months from the completion of the church, hospital, orphanage, charitable institution, or benevolent institution.

(3) If the bond is not filed as provided in this subsection, any person performing labor or furnishing material, except the principal contractor, shall have a lien upon the property for the unpaid amount of the claim.

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