Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2004-05-09 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2004-05-09 House Journal Page 4046 SB 311 The Labor & Commerce Committee has considered: CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD)(efd fld) "An Act providing for a special deposit for workers' compensation insurers; relating to the board of governors of the Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association; stating the intent of the legislature, and setting out limitations, concerning the interpretation, construction, and implementation of workers' compensation laws; relating to restructuring the Alaska workers' compensation system; eliminating the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board; establishing a division of workers' compensation within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and assigning certain Alaska Workers' Compensation Board functions to the division and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; establishing a Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; assigning certain functions of the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission and the Workers' Compensation Hearings Board; relating to agreements that discharge workers' compensation liability; providing for hearing examiners and hearing panels in workers' compensation proceedings; relating to workers' compensation awards; relating to an employer's failure to insure and keep insured or provide security; providing for appeals from compensation orders; relating to workers' compensation proceedings; providing for supreme court jurisdiction of appeals from the Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; providing for a maximum amount for the cost-of-living adjustment for workers' compensation benefits; providing for administrative penalties for employers uninsured or without adequate security for workers' compensation; and relating to assigned risk pools and insurers." The report was signed by Representative Anderson, Chair, with the following individual recommendations: Do pass (1): Rokeberg 2004-05-09 House Journal Page 4047 Do not pass (4): Crawford, Lynn, Dahlstrom, Guttenberg No recommendation (2): Gatto, Anderson The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Community & Economic Development 2. Zero, Dept. of Law 4. Indeterminate, Dept. of Administration 5. Fiscal, Alaska Court System 6. Fiscal, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development The Speaker ruled that CSSB 311(JUD)(efd fld) did not receive the required votes to move out of committee. The Speaker returned CSSB 311(JUD)(efd fld) to the Labor & Commerce Committee with a further referral to the Finance Committee.