Representative James Renacci has introduced House Bill H.R. 3956, the Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality Act of 2017 (the STARS Act). The STARS Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to exclude seasonal employees from the definition of “full-time employee” for purposes of the employer mandate to provide employees with minimum essential health care coverage.
The STARS Act would define a seasonal employee as an employee who is employed in a position for which the customary annual employment is not more than six months and which requires performing labor or services that are ordinarily performed at certain seasons or period of the year.
The bill currently has the bipartisan support of 17 Representatives.