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CSSB 141(L&C): "An Act relating to workers' compensation coverage for certain high school students in uncompensated work-study programs."

00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 141(L&C)                                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to workers' compensation coverage for certain high school                                              
02 students 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.  Notwithstanding any other                                     
11 provisions of this chapter, a person eligible for benefits [WEEKLY                                                     
12 COMPENSATION FOR DISABILITY OR DEATH] under this section who suffers                                                   
13 an injury may not receive compensation but shall receive medical and related                                            
14 benefits provided under AS 23.30.095.  Nothing in this section allows an individual                                   
01 to perform work experience that is not permitted under state or federal law                                            
02 [MAY NOT BE LESS THAN THE INITIAL PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION                                                               
03 UNDER AS 23.30.175].