Legislature(2009 - 2010)BARNES 124

03/20/2009 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 22 WORKERS' COMPENSATION: SUBCONTRACTORS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HCR 1 RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 1(L&C) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
= HB 175 INSURANCE
Heard & Held
HB 175-INSURANCE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:20:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced  that the first order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  175, "An  Act relating  to insurance,  including                                                               
treating  as confidential  certain information  submitted to  the                                                               
director of  insurance by the  National Association  of Insurance                                                               
Commissioners; clarifying  conditions for the release  of insurer                                                               
deposits;  defining travel  insurance that  may be  sold under  a                                                               
travel insurance limited  producer license; establishing criteria                                                               
for licensing  of nonresident  independent adjusters  as resident                                                               
adjusters;  exempting  rewards  under  a  wellness  program  from                                                               
treatment  as   insurance  discrimination  or   rebating;  making                                                               
certain insurance required of  the Comprehensive Health Insurance                                                               
Association permissive  rather than mandatory; providing  for the                                                               
administration  of loss  reimbursement policies  and payments  to                                                               
guaranty  associations  during   insolvency  proceedings;  making                                                               
certain  provisions relating  to statements  on applications  and                                                               
guaranteed   renewability   for   individual   health   insurance                                                               
applicable to  hospital and medical service  corporations; making                                                               
public certain forms and related  documents filed for approval by                                                               
a  hospital  or  medical  service corporation  after  the  filing                                                               
becomes effective;  relating to deposits of  self-funded multiple                                                               
employer  welfare   arrangements;  repealing  reasons   that  the                                                               
director of  insurance may use to  deny or revoke a  license; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:21:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LINDA HALL,  Director, Division  of Insurance,  Anchorage Office,                                                               
Department   of  Community   &   Economic  Development   (DCCED),                                                               
introduced herself.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COGHILL moved  to  adopt  the proposed  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)   for  HB  175,  Version   26-LS0579\S,  Bailey,                                                               
3/16/09, as the work draft.   There being no objection, Version S                                                               
was adopted as the work draft.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:21:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. HALL  explained the only change  in Version S is  the removal                                                               
of Sections 25  and 26, relating to  receivership and liquidation                                                               
statutes  for lost  reimbursement  policies and  early access  to                                                               
funds from an insolvent insurer.   She indicated some concern was                                                               
expressed about  the language  and the  division did  not believe                                                               
the provisions  were critical  so the  language was  removed from                                                               
the bill.   She emphasized the  remainder of HB 175  did not have                                                               
any changes.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:22:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced that he would  hold over HB 175 for further                                                               
consideration to allow stakeholders to review the changes.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 HCR1 ver A.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
02 HCR1 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
03 HCR1 Fire Marshall Concept.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
04 HCR1 City of Homer Resolution.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
05 HCR1 Letter AK Fires Fighters Local 1264.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
06 HCR1 Letter Seward Fire Dept.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
07 HCR1 Letter.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
08 HCR1 Letter Ak Prof. Fire Fighters.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
09 HCR1 NIST US Dept. of Commerce Benefit-Cost Analysis.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
05 HB175 Draft CS ver S.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HB 175
07 HB22 Tennessee HB1645 (pc1041) WorkersComp.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HB 22
05 HB175 Draft CS ver S.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HB 175
10 HCR1 Draft CS ver R.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
12 HCR1 Residential Structure Fire Causes - dist by Rep Seaton 3-20-09.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
13 HCR1 Letter DPS, Fire & Life Safety - Commissioner Joseph Masters.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1
Mar 20 Packet Information.pdf HL&C 3/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
HCR 1