Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2004-06-23 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
2004-06-23 Senate Journal Page 3857 SB 1002 The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 1002 "An Act providing for a special deposit for workers' compensation insurers; relating to assigned risk pools and 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 office of administrative hearings; relating to agreements that discharge workers' compensation liability; providing for administrative law judges 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 fraudulent acts or false or misleading statements in worker's compensation; and providing for an effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators Therriault, Ogan. Signing do not pass: Senators Ellis, French. 2004-06-23 Senate Journal Page 3858 The following previously published fiscal information applies: Fiscal Note No. 1, Alaska Court System Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Administration Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Labor and Workforce Development Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Administration President Therriault added a Finance Committee referral to the bill. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.