Legislature(2005 - 2006)
2005-04-27 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2005-04-27 House Journal Page 1302 HB 147 The following was read the second time: HOUSE BILL NO. 147 "An Act relating to the regulation of insurance, insurance licensing, surplus lines, insurer deposits, motor vehicle service contracts, guaranteed automobile protection products, health discount plans, third-party administrators, self-funded multiple 2005-04-27 House Journal Page 1303 employer welfare arrangements, and self-funded governmental plans; and providing for an effective date." with the: Journal Page L&C RPT CS(L&C) NT 1DP 5NR 796 FN2: ZERO(CED) 797 FIN RPT CS(FIN) NT 3DP 6NR 1099 FN2: ZERO(CED) 1099 Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill: CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(FIN) "An Act relating to the regulation of insurance, insurance licensing, surplus lines, insurer deposits, owner controlled and contractor controlled insurance programs, health discount plans, third-party administrators, and self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements; and providing for an effective date." There being no objection, it was so ordered. Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Kott and Rokeberg: Page 13, line 17: Delete "states or implies" Insert "misrepresents" Page 15, line 22, following "made": Insert ", except for a nominal processing fee," Representative Kott moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. There being no objection, it was so ordered. Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Cissna: 2005-04-27 House Journal Page 1304 Page 17, following line 29: Insert a new bill section to read: "* Sec. 35. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read: COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE STUDY. The Division of Insurance will conduct a comprehensive statewide study to identify the drivers of the increasing cost of health insurance, including but not limited to the economic effects of cost-shifting in medical care and insurance, and to identify the economic impact of the rising cost of health insurance in Alaska." Renumber the following bill sections accordingly. Representative Cissna moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 2 be adopted. Representative Rokeberg objected. The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSHB 147(FIN) am Second Reading Amendment No. 2 YEAS: 19 NAYS: 19 EXCUSED: 2 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, LeDoux, Moses, Neuman, Salmon, Thomas, Weyhrauch, Wilson Nays: Anderson, Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Elkins, Foster, Harris, Hawker, Holm, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Lynn, McGuire, Meyer, Olson, Ramras, Rokeberg, Samuels Excused: Seaton, Stoltze And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted. Amendment No. 3 (title amendment) was offered by Representative Berkowitz: 2005-04-27 House Journal Page 1305 Page 1, lines 1 - 4: Delete "the regulation of insurance, insurance licensing, surplus lines, insurer deposits, owner controlled and contractor controlled insurance programs, health discount plans, third-party administrators, and self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements" Insert "insurance other than workers' compensation insurance; notice of suspension or revocation of an insurer's certificate of authority and the effect of the suspension or revocation upon the authority of agents and managing general agents of the insurer; relating to certain deposits under AS 21; relating to the yielding of assets and securities held on deposit; relating to third-party administrators under AS 21; relating to insurance agents, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediary managers, and insurance producers; requiring the director of insurance to notify a licensee of a license renewal before the renewal date; defining the term 'appointment' as used in part of AS 21; relating to the eligibility to provide coverage by a nonadmitted insurer and alien insurer; relating to surplus lines insurance and brokers; relating to misrepresentations and false advertising concerning insurance; relating to health discount plans; providing for limitations on owner controlled and contractor controlled insurance programs and limiting the coverage of those programs; prohibiting excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory rate charges for health insurance; defining the term 'plan administrator' as used in part of AS 21; defining the term 'transact' as used in AS 21; authorizing the director of insurance to designate a person to receive annual reports from companies; reducing the period for filing a quarterly financial statement;" Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 3 be adopted. Representative Coghill objected. Representative Rokeberg placed a call of the House and lifted the call. Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw Amendment No. 3. There being no objection, it was so ordered. 2005-04-27 House Journal Page 1306 Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB 147(FIN) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and placed on final passage. There was objection. CSHB 147(FIN) am will advance to third reading on tomorrow's calendar.