Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-05-01 Senate Journal

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2004-05-01                     Senate Journal                      Page 3229
SB 311                                                                                            
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                                           

2004-05-01                     Senate Journal                      Page 3230
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" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                  
and transmitted to the House for consideration.