Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0190 HB 68 HOUSE BILL NO. 68 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the division of labor standards and safety; relating to the division of workers' compensation; establishing the division of workers' safety and compensation; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development 2. Fiscal, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 19 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to two divisions within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The bill would merge the Division of Labor Standards and Safety with the Division of Workers' Compensation as of July 1, 2019. The new division would be called the Division of Workers' Safety and 2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0191 Compensation and would administer the same programs as are currently administered by the divisions of Labor Standards and Safety and Workers' Compensation. This bill would improve fiscal management within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and allow for efficiencies through management and administrative restructuring and improved coordination of service delivery. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"