Section 34-8-1

Definitions.

(a) For the purpose of this chapter, a "general contractor" is defined to be one who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage undertakes to construct or superintend or engage in the construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, or demolition of any building, highway, sewer, structure, site work, grading, paving or project or any improvement in the State of Alabama where the cost of the undertaking is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more, shall be deemed and held to have engaged in the business of general contracting in the State of Alabama.

(b) For the purpose of this chapter, a "general contractor" is defined to include one who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), undertakes to construct, superintend the construction of, repair, or renovate, any swimming pool, and anyone who shall engage in the construction, superintending of the construction, repair, or renovation of any swimming pool in the State of Alabama, where the cost of the undertaking exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000), shall be deemed and held to have engaged in the business of general contracting in the State of Alabama and shall be subject to this chapter.

(c) For the purpose of this chapter a "subcontractor" is defined to be one who constructs, superintends, or engages in the construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, or demolition of any building, highway, sewer, structure, site work, grading, paving, or project or any improvement in the State of Alabama where the cost of the undertaking is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more under contract to general contractor as defined in subsection (a) or another subcontractor.

(Acts 1935, No. 297, p. 721, §1; Code 1940, T. 46, §65; Acts 1959, No. 571, p. 1429, §1; Acts 1989, No. 89-648, p. 1278, §1; Acts 1996, No. 96-640, p. 1013, §1; Acts 1997, No. 97-270, p. 486, §1; Act 2003-142, p. 441, §3; Act 2009-725, p. 2168, §1.)