HB 1668

84(R) - 2015
House Business & Industry
House Business & Industry

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Paul Workman


Rene Oliveira
Ron Simmons

Bill Caption

Relating to the status of a subcontractor as an employee for the purposes of workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact is expected.

Bill Analysis

HB 1668 would allow a subcontractor and the subcontractor ’s employees to be employees of the general contractor for workers' comp purposes if the subcontractor and the general contractor and subcontractor have entered into a written agreement.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1668 would allow the option for subcontractors to negotiate being general contractor employees for workers' compensation purposes. The bill clarifies that this negotiation is an acceptable practice but does mandate that the agreement must have a written agreement to these terms. We support this legislation on its protection of individual liberty to determine contractual terms.