98RS HB487


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HB 487/FN (BR 985) - M. Brown

     AN ACT relating to the construction industry.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 198B to establish a contractor certification program to be administered by the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; establish an advisory board, the Kentucky Advisory Council on Contractor Certification, to advise the commissioner and approve fees established for certification; create a uniform definition for enforcement purposes of "independent contractor"; amend 198B.060 to delete the requirement that a person must assure, by affidavit, that he or she has complied with workers' compensation and unemployment insurance laws, and substitute the showing of a current contractor certification or membership card in a builders' association as proof of coverage; increase the fine for noncompliance and add injunctive relief as a remedy.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Feb 9-posted in committee
     Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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