2019 Code of Alabama
Title 34 - Professions and Businesses.
Chapter 8 - Contractors.
Article 1 - General Provisions.
Section 34-8-8 - Copy of chapter to be included in plans of owners, architects, and engineers; inclusion of license number on bid.
(a) All owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and private awarding authorities preparing plans and specifications for work to be contracted in Alabama pursuant to this chapter shall include in their invitations to bidders, including but not limited to all public and private advertisements, and their specifications a copy of the portions of this chapter as are deemed necessary to convey to the invited bidder, whether he or she is a resident or nonresident of this state and whether a license has been issued to him or her or not, the information that it will be necessary for him or her to show evidence of license before his or her bid is considered. Any person including an owner, architect, engineer, construction manager, or private awarding authority who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and shall for each offense of which he or she is convicted be punished, fined, or both, in accordance with Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12.
(b) All owners, architects, engineers, construction manager, or private awarding authority receiving bids pursuant to this chapter shall require the person, firm, or corporation to include his or her current license number on the bid. The owner, architect, engineer, construction manager, or private awarding authority shall reject all bids that do not contain the current license number of the general contractor submitting the bid. All persons who violate this subsection shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and shall for each offense for which he or she is convicted be punished, fined, or both, in accordance with Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12.(Acts 1935, No. 297, p. 721, §14; Code 1940, T. 46, §79; Acts 1959, No. 571, p. 1429, §1; Acts 1996, No. 96-640, p. 1013, §1; Act 2009-725, p. 2168, §1.)