Substitute Senate Bill No. 101
Public Act No. 16-73
AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE AND SOLE PROPRIETORS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 31-286a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of any general statute, special act, charter or ordinance, neither the state, or its agents, nor any political subdivision of the state, or its agents, may enter into any contract on or after October 1, 1986, for the construction, remodeling, refinishing, refurbishing, rehabilitation, alteration or repair of any public works project before receiving from each of the other parties to such contract (1) sufficient evidence of compliance with the workers' compensation insurance and self-insurance requirements of subsection (b) of section 31-284, and (2) a current statement from the State Treasurer that, to the best of his knowledge and belief, as of the date of the statement, the particular party was not liable to the state for any workers' compensation payments made pursuant to section 31-355, except that any sole proprietor who is a party to such contract shall not be subject to the provisions of this section, provided such sole proprietor (A) does not utilize any subcontractor in performing such contract, (B) is not acting as a principal employer, (C) has not accepted the provisions of chapter 568 in accordance with subdivision (10) of section 31-275, and (D) has liability insurance in lieu of workers' compensation insurance.
Approved June 1, 2016