I recently filed HB 845, The Family Business Growth Act, will allows up to two members of an employer's family within the third degree of affinity to opt out of workers' compensation insurance but still be counted toward the total number of employees.

This bill does not affect any employee who is currently covered by workers compensation insurance, nor does it change when an employee is required to receive workers compensation coverage.
This bill  merely  allows up to two family member employees to voluntarily opt out of workers compensation insurance. This will provide a small, family owned business with an opportunity to reinvest into their business in other capacities.
This bill has a sunset clause set for August 28th, 2015.



WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND WORKPLACE SAFETY
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 4
 
I recently filed HB 845, The Family Business Growth Act, will allows up to two members of an employer's family within the third degree of affinity to opt out of workers' compensation insurance but still be counted toward the total number of employees.

This bill does not affect any employee who is currently covered by workers compensation insurance, nor does it change when an employee is required to receive workers compensation coverage.
This bill  merely  allows up to two family member employees to voluntarily opt out of workers compensation insurance. This will provide a small, family owned business with an opportunity to reinvest into their business in other capacities.
This bill has a sunset clause set for August 28th, 2015.