Report Title:

Construction Pros; Workers' Comp and Liab Ins; Cond of Licensure

Description:

Requires engineers, architects, and surveyors licensed under chapter 464 to carry workers' compensation insurance, liability insurance, and if required by the board, a bond, as a condition of licensure.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2142

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, AND SURVEYORS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 464, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"464- Requirements to maintain license. (a) A licensee under this chapter shall have and maintain in full force and effect the following:

(1) Workers' compensation insurance; unless the licensee is authorized to act as a self-insurer under chapter 386 or is excluded from the requirements of chapter 386;

(2) Liability insurance from an insurance company or agency for comprehensive personal injury and property damage liability; and

(3) Bond if and when required by the board.

(b) Failure, refusal, or neglect of any licensee to maintain, in full force and effect, the applicable workers' compensation insurance, liability insurance, or bond shall cause the automatic forfeiture of the license effective as of the date of expiration or cancellation of the contractor's workers' compensation insurance, liability insurance, or bond.

(c) The board shall not restore the forfeited license until satisfactory proof of continuous insurance and bond coverages is submitted to the board as required by this section.

(d) Failure to restore a license within sixty days after the date of forfeiture shall result in the forfeiture of all fees and shall require the person to apply as a new applicant.

(e) The board may assess a fee not to exceed $1,000, impose a bond, or restrict the license as a condition for the restoration of a license forfeited pursuant to this section.

(f) A licensee, within sixty days after receipt of the notification of the forfeiture, may request an administrative hearing to review the forfeiture pursuant to chapter 91."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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