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Sec. 31-286b

Workers’ Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2013

Proof of workers’ compensation coverage prior to issuance of building permit, condition.

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Sec. 31-286b. Proof of workers’ compensation coverage prior to issuance of building permit, condition. (a) Prior to issuing a building permit pursuant to section 29-263 to any person other than a sole proprietor or property owner unless such sole proprietor or property owner is acting as a general contractor or principal employer, a local building official shall require proof of workers’ compensation coverage for all employees, as defined in section 31-275, who are employed by an employer, as defined in said section, who are engaged to perform services on the site of the construction project for which the permit was issued.

(b) As used in subsection (a) of this section, “proof of workers’ compensation coverage” means (1) a written certificate of insurance provided by the general contractor or principal employer, (2) a certificate from the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner indicating that the general contractor or principal employer has properly chosen not to obtain workers’ compensation coverage pursuant to section 31-275, or (3) if a property owner or sole proprietor intends to act as a general contractor or principal employer, a written certificate of insurance or a sworn notarized affidavit, which he shall provide, stating that he will require proof of workers’ compensation insurance for all those employed on the job site in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. A local building official shall require proof of workers’ compensation coverage only at the time of the general contractor’s or principal employer’s initial application.

(P.A. 95-277, S. 7, 19; P.A. 96-216, S. 4, 5.)

History: P.A. 95-277 effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-216 made existing language Subsec. (a) and excepted certain sole proprietors and property owners from proof requirements and removed $100,000 limitation and property owner certification requirement and added Subsec. (b), defining “proof of workers’ compensation coverage”, effective June 4, 1996.

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