WA SB 5565

Author

Judy Warnick
103 Irv Newhouse Building, PO Box 40413
Olympia, WA 98504
360-786-7624

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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

WA

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Summary

Clarifies that independent owner operators using their own vehicles are exempt from coverage under unemployment compensation laws.

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Issue

Modifies the exemption for workers' compensation purposes for a transportation contractor to include a person operating a truck which the person owns and leases to a licensed motor carrier, or for which the person provides services as a licensed motor carrier to a licensed freight broker.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018. Companion to HB 1780.

History

01/27/2017 First reading. Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor.
02/15/2017 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Sports.
02/16/2017 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Sports.
02/16/2017 First substitute bill passed by Committee.
02/17/2017 Passed to Senate for second reading.
03/21/2017 To Senate Committee on Rules "X" file.
04/24/2017 Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/23/2017 Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/21/2017 Reintroduced and retained in present status.