IOWA: On July 1, 2013, HF 565 became Law. Originally introduced on March 13, 2013 as HF 565, the bill is title "An Act relating to mechanics liens and the mechanics notice and lien registry".HF 565 makes conforming language corrections relating to the posting of pre-commencement and preliminary notices on the mechanic’s notice and lien registry. General Contractors and Owner-Builders will not have to send precommencement notices to the owner-buildersSecretary of State will provide proof of service for notices posted on the registry site.Each claim posted shall be indexed on the registry website. False, forged or fictitious information posted by anyone on the registry is now subject to penalty. Two years after a preliminary notice has been posted, it will be declared inactive unless renewed.