Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-03-12 Senate Journal

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2004-03-12                     Senate Journal                      Page 2497
SB 311                                                                                            
President Therriault added a Judiciary Committee referral to SENATE                                 
BILL NO. 311 "An Act providing for a special deposit for workers'                                   
compensation insurers; relating to the board of governors of the                                    
Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association; relating to covered workers'                                 
compensation claims paid by 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; relating to agreements that discharge workers'                                          
compensation liability; providing for hearing officers 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; relating to assigned risk pools and                             
insurers; and providing for an effective date."                                                     
The bill was referred to the Judiciary, then Finance Committees.                                    
EO 112                                                                                            
In accordance with AS 24.08.210, action was not taken on the                                        
following Executive Order and it was returned to the Governor's                                     
Office at 10:27 a.m., March 12, 2004:                                                               

2004-03-12                     Senate Journal                      Page 2498
            Transferring international trade functions and duties                                  
                from the Department of Community and Economic                                      
           Development to the Office of the Governor