Effective July 1, 2012, all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds in California will be repealed and replaced by updated statutes. The law will also result in new statutes governing stop notices (on both public and private works), payment bonds and related claims. The law relocates and renumbers the Mechanics Lien Law, but many of the provisions are substantively the same. Pillsbury attorneys prepared a handy chart that will assist those of you familiar with the old statutory scheme to retool for the new layout. To learn more about this, click here to read the client alert and chart.