Legislature(2017 - 2018)

2018-04-04 Senate Journal

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2018-04-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 2480
HB 79                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered 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'                                                                   

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Compensation Board's approval of attorney fees in a settlement                                                                  
agreement; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                                                     
recommendation: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Micciche, Meyer.                                                              
Signing do pass: Senator Gardner.                                                                                               
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Administration                                                                            
     Fiscal Note No. 6, Office of the Governor                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                       
     Fiscal Note No. 8, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                       
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.