Introduced by Rep. Bronna Kahle (R) on January 27, 2021
To reduce the penalty for an employer who fails to report a death or very serious injury if this occurs on a family farm or within a family business. Employers are required to report a workplace death or injury within 24 hours and are subject to six months in jail and $10,000 fine for failure to do so. The bill would lower this to just a $500 fine if the event occurs on a family farm or to family member of an owner-operated business. The bill would also extend the report deadline to one week in these cases. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on January 27, 2021
Reported in the House on April 28, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.