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SB 141: "An Act extending workers' compensation coverage to certain high school students in uncompensated work-study programs."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 141                                                                                                     
01 "An Act extending workers' compensation coverage to certain high school students                                        
02 in uncompensated work-study programs."                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 23.30.237 is amended to read:                                                                       
05  Sec. 23.30.237.  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN WORK-STUDY                                                                   
06 PROGRAMS AS EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE.  An individual who is enrolled for                                                  
07 credit at a public high school in a course that combines academic instruction with                                      
08 uncompensated work experience outside the school for a public or private                                              
09 [NONPROFIT] employer is an employee of the state for the purposes of this chapter                                       
10 while the individual is performing the work experience.  Compensation [WEEKLY                                         
11 COMPENSATION] for disability or death under this section is subject to [MAY NOT                                       
12 BE LESS THAN THE INITIAL PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION UNDER]                                                                 
13 AS 23.30.175.  Nothing in this section allows an individual to perform work                                            
14 experience that is not permitted under state or federal law.