Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-06-23 Senate Journal

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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                                               
 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.