Oklahoma- HB 2134 (Independent Contractors)
Issue: Independent contractor restrictions
Affects: Those who build pools/spas
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, email@example.com
Bill Summary: This bill prohibits disqualification from pursuing, practicing or engaging in any occupation for which a license is required solely or in part because of a prior conviction, unless it is a conviction directly related to the occupation for which the license is sought. In determining if a conviction directly relates to the position or the occupation for which the license is sought, the licensing authority shall consider:
1. Whether the conviction is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation;
2. Whether the occupation offers the opportunity for the same or a similar offense to occur; and
3. The length of time since the offense occurred.
If adopted this bill shall become effective November 1, 2019.
Status: This bill passed the House March 12th. This bill was heard in the Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee April 11th. No action was reported from the hearing.
Current version: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2019-20%20INT/hB/HB2134%20INT.PDF