WV SB 272

Author

Craig Blair
Room 229M, Building 1 State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
304-357-7801
craig.blair@wvsenate.gov
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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

WV

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Summary

Prohibits consideration of motor carrier safety improvements in evaluation of employment status.

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Issue

Establishes test for what constitutes an independent contractor under state law. Enables motor carriers to require safety improvements of their independent contractors without being held liable as the independent contractor’s employer.

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Notes

Effective 7/1/2021.

History

02/13/2021 Introduced in Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/16/2021 Committee substitute reported.
02/17/2021 Read first time in Senate.
02/18/2021 Read second time in Senate.
02/19/2021 Read third time in Senate. Passed Senate. Ordered to House.
02/25/2021 Introduced in House. Immediate consideration. Reference dispensed. Read first time in House.
03/09/2021 Read second time in House.
03/10/2021 On 3rd reading with right to amend. Special calendar.
03/10/2021 Amendments reported, adopted and/or rejected.
03/10/2021 Read third time in House. Passed House. Communicated to Senate.
03/11/2021 House message received in Senate. Senate concurred in House amendments.
03/11/2021 Communicated to House by Senate.
03/11/2021 Senate completed legislative action.
03/12/2021 House received Senate message.
03/15/2021 Delivered to Governor.
03/19/2021 Approved by Governor.