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House Bill 1553


House Bill 1553

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1553 (Updated April 29, 2001 8:43 PM - DI 44)


Independent contractor documentation. Exempts an owner who contracts for work on the owner's owner occupied residential property from the requirement that a certificate of worker's compensation insurance be secured from a contractor. Requires an independent contractor to file with the department of state revenue a statement and documentation in support of the independent contractor's status, pay a $5 filing fee, and obtain clearance from the department before a certificate of exemption is issued. Requires the deposit of the filing fee in the independent contractor information account. Makes a certificate valid for one year. Requires that a certificate of exemption issued by the department must be filed with the worker's compensation board and a filing fee of $15 paid in order to be given effect. Requires the deposit of the filing fee in the worker's compensation supplemental administrative fund. Provides that a contractor who knowingly or intentionally causes or assists employees to file a false statement and supporting documentation of independent contractor status commits a Class D felony. Allows the worker's compensation board to impose a civil penalty against a billing review service that uses a noncompliant billing review standard. Raises the assessment limit on the second injury fund from 1.5% to 2.5% of benefits paid in the prior year. Requires that all insurance carriers subject to an assessment under the worker's compensation laws provide to the board at least once each year, and at any time a change occurs, the name, address, and email address of a representative authorized to receive the assessment notice. Allows the worker's compensation supplemental administrative fund to be used to pay all expenses incurred by the worker's compensation board. Defines "employer" to specify that a parent corporation and its subsidiaries or lessor and lessee of employees are each considered joint employers for purposes of the exclusive remedy and joint service of two or more employers provisions of the worker's compensation and occupational diseases laws. Provides that the worker's compensation rating bureau need not investigate rejected risks 90 days before a worker's compensation insurance policy expires. Deletes the requirement that the bureau must send notice of the investigation to its members 60 days before the policy expires.
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