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2018-03-14 Senate Journal

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2018-03-14                     Senate Journal                      Page 2266
HB 79                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 79(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                              
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
      "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."                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.