Signing of Worker Classification Bills

Signing of SB 11, 35, and 191

Accompanied by bill sponsor Senator Karen Mayne, Governor Gary Herbert ceremonially signed Senator Mayne’s recently passed legislation, SB 11-Worker Classification Coordinated Enforcement, SB 35-Construction Licensees Related Amendments, and SB 191-Workers’ Compensation Coverage Waivers. These three companion bills closed a loophole that allowed some companies to designate workers as “owners,” thereby avoiding paying taxes and other employee-related costs. Senator Mayne engaged numerous government agencies, business entities, and individuals in this effort, garnering their assistance and support. Our community is well served by legislators such as Senator Mayne.