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2002-05-13 Senate Journal

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2002-05-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 3444
HB 246                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(JUD) "An Act relating to regulation                                       
of a person providing insurance for the cost of medical care, to                                    
confidentiality of insurance records, to insurance hearings, to                                     
insurance fees, to annual and quarterly statements by insurers, to                                  
managed care insurance, to taxes on insurance, to insurer certificates                              
of authority, to risk based capital for insurers, to unauthorized and                               
nonadmitted insurers, to surplus lines insurance, to health insurance, to                           
life insurance, to annuity insurance, to consumer credit insurance, to                              
insurer liquidation, to multiple employer welfare arrangements, to the                              
Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association, to hospital and medical                                      
service corporations, and to regulation of insurance producers, agents,                             
brokers, managers, and adjusters; and providing for an effective date"                              
was read the second time.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Taylor, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                    
adoption of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                               
3335. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                            
NO. 246(JUD) "An Act relating to regulation of a person providing                                   
insurance for the cost of medical care, to confidentiality of insurance                             
records, to insurance hearings, to insurance fees, to annual and                                    
quarterly statements by insurers, to managed care insurance, to taxes                               
on insurance, to insurer certificates of authority, to risk based capital                           
for insurers, to unauthorized and nonadmitted insurers, to surplus lines                            
insurance, to health insurance, to life insurance, to annuity insurance,                            
to consumer credit insurance, to insurer liquidation, to multiple                                   
employer welfare arrangements, to title insurance, to the Alaska                                    
Insurance Guaranty Association, to hospital and medical service                                     
corporations, and to regulation of insurance producers, agents, brokers,                            
managers, and adjusters; and providing for an effective date" was                                   
adopted and read the second time.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Donley offered Amendment No. 1:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 8, following "corporations,":                                                        
 Insert "to motor vehicle insurance,"                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 37, following line 8:                                                                          
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
   "* Sec. 60.  AS 21.89.020 is amended by adding new subsections to                              
read:                                                                                               
 (i)  An insurance company offering automobile liability insurance                                  
in this state for injury to or destruction of property shall initially offer,                       
in writing, to cover the insured person against medical expenses as a                               
result of bodily injury or death resulting from the operation of a motor                            
vehicle.  An insured who declines coverage offered under this                                       
subsection shall, at the initial offer, sign a waiver of coverage.                                  
 (j)  An insurance company providing comprehensive coverage for                                     
loss or damage to a motor vehicle shall, as a part of the comprehensive                             
coverage, provide coverage for at least 75 percent of the cost of                                   
replacing a malfunctioning safety belt in the covered motor vehicle.                                
Coverage provided under this subsection is in addition to coverage for                              
direct and accidental loss of or damage to the motor vehicle."                                      
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   

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Senator Donley moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                   
Lincoln objected.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Green moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                     
voting because of a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and                                 
Senator Green was required to vote.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 246(JUD)                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  5                                                    
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Lincoln, Stevens, Torgerson,                                    
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Halford, Leman, Olson, Phillips, Taylor                                      
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Austerman, Hoffman, Kelly, Therriault, Ward                                                
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor offered Amendment No. 2:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 37, following line 14:                                                                         
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
   "* Sec. 62.  Section 51 of this Act takes effect July 1, 2004."                                
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 37, line 15:                                                                                   
 Delete "This"                                                                                      
 Insert  "Except as provided in sec. 62 of this Act, this"                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                           
Objections were heard.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    

2002-05-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 3447
SCS CSHB 246(JUD) am S                                                                              
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  3   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  4                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Donley, Green, Taylor                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Halford, Leman,                                     
Lincoln, Olson, Phillips, Stevens, Torgerson, Wilken                                                
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman, Kelly, Therriault, Ward                                                           
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                    
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                 
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(JUD) am S was                                               
read the third time.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                          
NO. 246(JUD) am S "An Act relating to regulation of a person                                        
providing insurance for the cost of medical care, to confidentiality of                             
insurance records, to insurance hearings, to insurance fees, to annual                              
and quarterly statements by insurers, to managed care insurance, to                                 
taxes on insurance, to insurer certificates of authority, to risk based                             
capital for insurers, to unauthorized and nonadmitted insurers, to                                  
surplus lines insurance, to health insurance, to life insurance, to                                 
annuity insurance, to consumer credit insurance, to insurer liquidation,                            
to multiple employer welfare arrangements, to title insurance, to the                               
Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association, to hospital and medical                                      
service corporations, to motor vehicle insurance, and to regulation of                              
insurance producers, agents, brokers, managers, and adjusters; and                                  
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                               
with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 246(JUD) am S                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  4                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Lincoln,                                    
Olson, Phillips, Stevens, Taylor, Torgerson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Green, Halford, Leman, Wilken                                                                
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman, Kelly, Therriault, Ward                                                           
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(JUD) am                                             
S passed the Senate.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved the effective date clause.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?" The                               
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 246(JUD) am S                                                                              
Effective Date Clause                                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  4                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Green,                                      
Halford, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Phillips, Stevens, Taylor, Torgerson,                               
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman, Kelly, Therriault, Ward                                                           
                                                                                                    
and so, the effective date clause was adopted.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken gave notice of reconsideration.