Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2018-03-12 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2018-03-12 House Journal Page 2676 HB 79 The following, which was held from the March 9 calendar (page 2656), was read the third time: CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 79(FIN) "An Act relating to workers' compensation; relating to the second injury fund; relating to service fees and civil penalties for the workers' safety programs and the workers' compensation program; relating to the liability of business entities and certain persons for payment of workers' compensation benefits and civil penalties; relating to civil penalties for underinsuring or failing to insure or provide security for workers' compensation liability; relating to preauthorization and timely payment for medical treatment and services provided to injured employees; relating to incorporation of reference materials in workers' compensation regulations; relating to proceedings before the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board; relating to the authorization of the workers' compensation benefits guaranty fund to claim a lien; excluding independent contractors from workers' compensation coverage; establishing the circumstances under which certain nonemployee executive corporate officers and members of limited liability companies may obtain workers' compensation coverage; relating to the duties of injured employees to report income or work; relating to misclassification of employees and deceptive leasing; defining 'employee'; relating to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board's approval of attorney fees in a settlement agreement; and providing for an effective date." 2018-03-12 House Journal Page 2677 Representative Johnson moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Objection was heard, and she was required to vote. The question being: "Shall CSHB 79(FIN) pass the House?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSHB 79(FIN) Third Reading Final Passage YEAS: 25 NAYS: 14 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Birch, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Ortiz, Parish, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky Nays: Chenault, Eastman, Johnson, Knopp, Millett, Neuman, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tilton, Wilson Excused: Lincoln And so, CSHB 79(FIN) passed the House. Representative Tuck moved the effective date clause. The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSHB 79(FIN) Third Reading Effective Date YEAS: 29 NAYS: 10 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky Nays: Eastman, Johnson, Millett, Neuman, Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Sullivan-Leonard, Tilton, Wilson 2018-03-12 House Journal Page 2678 Excused: Lincoln And so, the effective date clause was adopted. CSHB 79(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.