Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2018-04-04 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
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' 2018-04-04 Senate Journal Page 2481 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 Development Fiscal Note No. 8, Department of Labor and Workforce Development The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.