Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2004-05-01 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
2004-05-01 Senate Journal Page 3226 SB 311 Senator French requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) (efd fld) be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on reconsideration. The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) "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 2004-05-01 Senate Journal Page 3227 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSSB 311(JUD) Third Reading - On Reconsideration YEAS: 11 NAYS: 9 EXCUSED: 0 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wilken Nays: Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Wagoner and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) passed the Senate on reconsideration. Senator Ben Stevens moved for the adoption of the effective date clauses. Senator Ben Stevens called the Senate. Senator Ben Stevens lifted the call. The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSSB 311(JUD) Effective Date Clauses YEAS: 11 NAYS: 8 EXCUSED: 0 ABSENT: 1 Yeas: Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken Nays: Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson Absent: Ogan 2004-05-01 Senate Journal Page 3228 and so, the effective date clause failed to be adopted and CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD)(efd fld) was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.