17. Subject to any other applicable contractual withholding, if all or any portion of a payment application is refused, an enterprise cannot withhold from the amount owing to an enterprise that performed the work covered by the refusal, an amount greater than the refused amount specified in the notice of refusal.
Despite the foregoing, a general contractor that, for its payment, benefits from a tax compensation by the public body must, subject to this Division, pay the amount claimed by the subcontractor in its payment application.
2018-01M.O. 2018-01, s. 17.