Sec. 31-286a. Insurance requirements for contractors on public works projects and renewals of state business licenses. (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.
(b) On and after October 1, 1986, no state department, board or agency may renew a license or permit to operate a business in this state unless the applicant first presents sufficient evidence of current compliance with the workers’ compensation insurance coverage requirements of section 31-284.
(c) This section shall not be construed to create any liability on the part of the state or any political subdivision thereof to pay workers’ compensation benefits or to indemnify the Second Injury Fund, any employer or any insurer who pays workers’ compensation benefits.
(d) For purposes of this section, “sufficient evidence” means (1) a certificate of self-insurance issued by a workers’ compensation commissioner pursuant to section 31-284, or (2) a certificate of compliance issued by the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to section 31-286, or (3) a certificate of insurance issued by any stock or mutual insurance company or mutual association authorized to write workers’ compensation insurance in this state or its agent.
(P.A. 86-87; P.A. 91-207, S. 2, 9.)
History: P.A. 91-207 made a technical change to fund’s name in Subsec. (c).