489.510 Evidence of workers’ compensation coverage.—Except as provided in s. 489.515(3)(b), any person, business organization, or qualifying agent engaged in the business of contracting in this state and certified or registered under this part shall, as a condition precedent to the issuance or renewal of a certificate or registration of the contractor, provide to the Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board, as provided by board rule, evidence of workers’ compensation coverage pursuant to chapter 440. In the event that the Division of Workers’ Compensation of the Department of Financial Services receives notice of the cancellation of a policy of workers’ compensation insurance insuring a person or entity governed by this section, the Division of Workers’ Compensation shall certify and identify all persons or entities by certification or registration license number to the department after verification is made by the Division of Workers’ Compensation that persons or entities governed by this section are no longer covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Such certification and verification by the Division of Workers’ Compensation may result from records furnished to the Division of Workers’ Compensation by the persons or entities governed by this section or an investigation completed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. The department shall notify the persons or entities governed by this section who have been determined to be in noncompliance with chapter 440, and the persons or entities notified shall provide certification of compliance with chapter 440 to the department and pay an administrative fine in the amount of $500. The failure to maintain workers’ compensation coverage as required by law shall be grounds for the board to revoke, suspend, or deny the issuance or renewal of a certificate or registration of the contractor under the provisions of s. 489.533.
History.—s. 31, ch. 89-289; s. 1, ch. 90-192; s. 48, ch. 90-201; s. 46, ch. 91-1; s. 4, ch. 91-119; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 32, ch. 2001-91; s. 18, ch. 2002-236; s. 59, ch. 2003-1; s. 511, ch. 2003-261.