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WCC New Building Permit Requirement Memorandum - June 10, 1996


TO: AFL-CIO, CBIA, Chambers of Commerce, City & Town Building Inspectors/Officials, City & Town Mayors/
Selectmen/General Managers, City & Town Planning & Zoning Boards/Commissions, CT Conference of Municipalities, Construction Industry Associations, State Department of Public Works, State Department of Transportation, State Treasurer Investigations Unit, Unions, WC Advisory Board, WC Legal Advisory Board, Workers' Compensation Commissioners
FROM: Jesse M. Frankl, Chairman
DATE: June 10, 1996
RE: New Statutory Requirements regarding Issuance of Building Permits and Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

Public Act 96-216 (An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Enforcement) was enacted during the course of the Spring Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly. This Act clarifies and amends provisions originally enacted last year in PA 95-277.

To assist you in meeting the new statutory requirements regarding the issuance of building permits and workers' compensation insurance coverage, the Workers' Compensation Commission would like to notify you of the following:

(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 [NOTE: Even if a partner or a corporate officer chooses to exclude himself pursuant to Section 31-275, he STILL NEEDS PROOF OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR ALL THOSE HE EMPLOYS ON THE JOB SITE other than himself personally.]

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 affadavit, 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 the Workers' Compensation Act

For more information, you may contact your local Workers' Compensation Commission District Office or call the Commission's Education Services at 1-800-223-9675 (toll-free in Connecticut) or (860) 493-1500.


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