Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2018-04-06 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
2018-04-06 Senate Journal Page 2509 SB 112 The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112 "An Act relating to the controlled substance prescription database; relating to employer- required drug testing; relating to the office of administrative hearings; relating to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board; relating to the payment of workers' compensation or benefits; relating to compensable injuries; relating to rehabilitation and reemployment of injured workers; relating to reemployment vouchers; relating to the treatment or care of employees; relating to use of evidence-based treatment guidelines; relating to prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to an employee for a compensable injury; relating to workers' compensation prehearings; relating to the filing of claims for workers' compensation benefits or petitions for other relief; relating to the burden of proof and credibility of witnesses in workers' compensation matters; relating to attorney fees; relating to the filing of a verified annual report; relating to permanent total disability; relating to temporary total disability; excluding independent contractors from workers' compensation coverage; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(L&C) "An Act relating to workers' compensation; relating to attorney fees for workers' compensation claims; excluding independent contractors from workers' compensation coverage; and establishing a workers' compensation working group in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development." Signing no recommendation: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Micciche, Meyer. Signing do not pass: Senator Gardner. The following fiscal information was published today: Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce Development The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.