Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-05-09 House Journal

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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                                                                              

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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.