Senate File 493 - Introduced SENATE FILE 493 BY COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND BUSINESS RELATIONS (SUCCESSOR TO SF 69) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the registration of construction 1 contractors. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1849SV (2) 89 je/rn
S.F. 493 Section 1. Section 91C.1, subsection 1, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. As used in this chapter , unless the context otherwise 3 requires, “contractor” means a person who engages in the 4 business of construction, as the term “construction” is defined 5 in the Iowa administrative code for purposes of the Iowa 6 employment security law. However, a person who earns less than 7 two thousand dollars annually or who performs work or has work 8 performed on the person’s own property is not a contractor for 9 purposes of this chapter . “Contractor” includes a labor broker 10 or recruiter who brings one or more workers to a construction 11 job site in this state. The state, its boards, commissions, 12 agencies, departments, and its political subdivisions including 13 school districts and other special purpose districts, are not 14 contractors for purposes of this chapter . 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This bill provides that a contractor, for purposes of 19 Code chapter 91C relating to registration of construction 20 contractors, includes a labor broker or recruiter who brings 21 one or more workers to a construction job site in Iowa. 22 Code chapter 91C provides for administrative penalties of 23 not more than $500 in the case of a first violation and not more 24 than $5,000 for each subsequent violation. 25 -1- LSB 1849SV (2) 89 je/rn 1/ 1