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287.061. Occupational or business license for construction contractors, city or county - duty to require proof of workers' compensation coverage, when, effect. -

1. Any city or county which issues an occupational or business license for a contractor in the construction industry shall require a certificate of insurance for workers' compensation coverage or an affidavit, the form of which shall be developed by the division, signed by the applicant attesting that the contractor is exempt. No city or county shall have the duty to investigate any certificate of insurance or affidavit filed pursuant to this section.

2. Any contractor who fails to comply with the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall be denied such a license until he or she furnishes a certificate of insurance.

3. It is unlawful, pursuant to section 287.128, for any contractor to provide fraudulent information pursuant to this section.

4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create or constitute a liability to or a cause of action against a city or county in regard to the issuance of any license pursuant to this section.

(L. 1993 S.B. 251 § 15, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1237, et al.)

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