Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-05-10 House Journal

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2004-05-10                     House Journal                      Page 4124
SB 311                                                                                            
The following, which is on today's calendar, is in the Labor &                                      
Commerce Committee:                                                                                 
    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."