22.578.13 97th Legislative Session 475

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1118

ENROLLED

An Act

ENTITLED An Act to clarify when a delivery facilitation contractor may be considered an independent contractor.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That chapter 60-1 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

A delivery facilitation contractor is an independent contractor of a delivery facilitation platform if:

(1) The delivery facilitation contractor and delivery facilitation platform agree in writing that the delivery facilitation contractor is an independent contractor of the delivery facilitation platform;

(2) The delivery facilitation platform does not unilaterally prescribe specific hours during which the delivery facilitation contractor must be available to accept service requests submitted through the delivery facilitation platform's digital network;

(3) The delivery facilitation platform does not prohibit the delivery facilitation contractor from engaging in outside employment or performing services through another delivery facilitation platform except while the delivery facilitation contractor is performing services through the delivery facilitation platform's digital network; and

(4) The delivery facilitation platform may not terminate the contract of a delivery facilitation contractor for failure or refusal to accept service requests.

For services performed before July 1, 2022, a delivery facilitation contractor is considered an independent contractor of the delivery facilitation platform if the requirements of this section were satisfied at the time the services were performed.

Section 2. That chapter 60-1 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

Terms used in section 1 of this Act mean:

(1) "Delivery facilitation contractor," a person who:

(a) Enters into a written agreement with a delivery facilitation platform to use the delivery facilitation platform's digital network to connect with customers seeking services offered by a delivery facilitation contractor;

(b) Performs services for customers through a delivery facilitation platform's digital network in exchange for value; and

(c) Does not perform services at a physical business location operated by the delivery facilitation platform, if any, in this state.

The term does not include a person transporting freight, sealed or closed envelopes, boxes, parcels, or other similar sealed or closed containers for compensation. The term includes a transportation network company driver as defined in § 32-40-1;

(2) "Delivery facilitation platform," a person who:

(a) Maintains a digital network to facilitate services by a delivery facilitation contractor to customers seeking those services; and

(b) Accepts requests from customers only through the delivery facilitation platform's digital network.

The term includes a transportation network company as defined in § 32-40-1.

An Act to clarify when a delivery facilitation contractor may be considered an independent contractor.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1118

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House

Attest:

Chief Clerk

President of the Senate

Attest:

Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1118

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.

By

for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022

Governor

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,

ss.

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State

By

Asst. Secretary of State