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HB 477 (BR 1710) - S. Overly, G. Stumbo, L. Clark, J. Donohue, D. Horlander, M. Marzian, S. Riggs

     AN ACT relating to misclassification of employees in the construction industry.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to set forth legislative findings and declarations regarding employee misclassification problems; provide definitions; set forth determination of misclassified workers; set forth investigation process and violations; establish court remedies; require notice by an employer; grant commissioner authority to promulgate administrative regulations; require agencies to share the information of a misclassifying employer with other interested state agencies; amend KRS 337.990 to establish penalties for violations; amend KRS 45A.485 to prohibit contractors with multiple violations from contracting with the state for two years; amend KRS 131.190 to require the Department of Revenue to provide copies of assessments for failure to pay income tax to three other state agencies; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to require the Office of Employment and Training to provide copies of assessments for failure to pay income tax to three other state agencies; create a new section of KRS Chapter 342 to require the commissioner to provide copies of orders to three other state agencies.


HB 477 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions except in Section 1 (1)(d) change "misclassify employers" to" misclassify employees." In Sections 9, 13, 14, and 15, amend reporting requirements from 30 days to 60 days to give executive agencies additional time to share information.
     HFA1( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.1224 to change the membership of the board of directors for the funding commission.
     HFA2( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.122 to reiterate that the special fund will end on December 31, 2029, and once the fund balance can amortize the remaining claims balance and operations of the funding commission only to finalize claims, then the assessment will expire.
     HFA3( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.122 to set out the special fund assessment rate to 6.28 percent.
     HFA4( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.1224 to change membership of the board of directors.
     HFA5( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.122 to reiterate that the special fund will end on December 31, 2029, and once the balance can amortize the remainder of the fund and operations of the funding commission only to finalize claims, then the assessment will expire.
     HFA6( J. DeCesare ) - Amend KRS 342.122 to set the special fund assessment rate to 6.28 percent.
     HFA7( J. DeCesare ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA8( T. Kerr ) - Amend the criteria necessary for a person to be found to be an independent contractor and not an employee of the contractor for purposes of the Act.

     Feb 23, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 24, 2016 - to Labor & Industry (H)
     Feb 26, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 03, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendments (1), (2), (3), and (7-title) filed to Bill; and (4), (5), and (6) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 04, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 07, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2016
     Mar 11, 2016 - floor amendment (8) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendments (4) (5) and (6) withdrawn
     Mar 22, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 77-20 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (8)
     Mar 23, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 24, 2016 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)