(a) A governmental entity shall ensure that an insurance company that is fulfilling its obligation under a contract of insurance by arranging for the replacement of a loss, rather than by making a cash payment directly to the governmental entity, furnishes or has furnished by a contractor, in accordance with this chapter:
(1) a performance bond as described by Section 2253.021(b) for the benefit of the governmental entity; and
(2) a payment bond as described in Section 2253.021(c) for the benefit of the beneficiaries described by that subsection.
(b) The bonds required to be furnished under Subsection (a) must be furnished before the contractor begins work.
(c) It is an implied obligation under a contract of insurance for the insurance company to furnish the bonds required by this section.
(d) To recover in a suit with respect to which the insurance company has furnished or caused to be furnished a payment bond, the only notice required of a payment bond beneficiary is the notice given to the surety in accordance with Subchapter C. 1
(e) This section does not apply to a governmental entity when a surety company is complying with an obligation under a bond that had been issued for the benefit of the governmental entity.
(f) If the payment bond required by Subsection (a) is not furnished, the governmental entity is subject to the same liability that a surety would have if the surety had issued the payment bond and the governmental entity had required the bond to be provided. To recover in a suit under this subsection, the only notice required of a payment bond beneficiary is a notice given to the governmental entity, as if the governmental entity were the surety, in accordance with Subchapter C.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 2253.022. Performance and Payment Bonds; Insured Loss - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/government-code/gov-t-sect-2253-022.html
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