Legislature(2021 - 2022)BARNES 124

03/05/2021 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:19:41 PM Start
03:20:47 PM HB99
03:37:28 PM HB45
03:42:15 PM Marijuana Control Board
03:59:47 PM HB45
04:38:38 PM Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
04:45:19 PM Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
04:49:06 PM Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
04:55:25 PM Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission
04:58:00 PM Board of Pharmacy
05:07:42 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 99 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BD/PRACTICE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 45 WORKERS' COMP. AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
- Christina Durham, Board of Psychologist &
Assoc. Examiners
- Mindy Swisher, Board of Social Work Examiners
- Nicholas Miller, Marijuana Control Board
- Thomas Trosvig, Occupational Safety & Health
Review Board
- Enlow Walker, State Board of Physical Therapy
& Occupational Therapy
- Elizabeth Johnston, State Board of
Registration for Architects, Engineers & Land
Surveyors
- James Rhodes, Worker's Compensation Appeals
Commission
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
           HB 45-WORKERS' COMP. AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:37:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ announced  that  the next  order of  business                                                               
would be  HOUSE BILL NO. 45,  "An Act relating to  presumption of                                                               
compensability  for  workers'   compensation  claims  related  to                                                               
contagious diseases; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
[HB 45 was held for discussion later in the meeting.]                                                                           
          HB 45-WORKERS' COMP. AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:59:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ announced  that  the next  order of  business                                                               
would  be a  return to  HOUSE BILL  NO. 45,  "An Act  relating to                                                               
presumption  of compensability  for workers'  compensation claims                                                               
related to  contagious diseases;  and providing for  an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:00:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ANDY JOSEPHSON, Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
explained that  the idea behind  HB 45 came from  seeing Michigan                                                               
and  Minnesota  lead  the  nation  in March  and  April  2020  in                                                               
offering protections to first responders  in the form of workers'                                                               
compensation in the  instance of a disaster  declaration.  During                                                               
the thirtieth Alaska State Legislature,  in 2020, the legislature                                                               
passed  Senate  Bill  241  in  late March,  which  stood  as  the                                                               
emergency declaration  until November 15,  2020.  He  stated that                                                               
this bill  provided support  for Alaskans in  a variety  of ways,                                                               
such as mandating a moratorium on  rent.  In that bill, he shared                                                               
that  the  House  adopted Amendment  5,  which  offered  workers'                                                               
compensation  protection for  first responders  who had  suffered                                                               
some  exposure to  COVID-19.   He  said  that municipalities  are                                                               
litigating  what the  legislature  meant in  that  bill, and  are                                                               
asking  for proof  beyond  what was  intended  that the  exposure                                                               
occurred at work.   He shared that HB 45  acknowledges that there                                                               
will be  future pandemics  and intends  to show  first responders                                                               
and  other  essential  workers that  the  government  "has  their                                                               
backs."  It creates a presumption  that only exists during a time                                                               
that  an  emergency  declaration  has  been  declared  and  would                                                               
provide  workers' compensation  to  individuals  that contract  a                                                               
pandemic  disease.   He explained  that  these individuals  would                                                               
have to prove that the disease  was contracted due to exposure at                                                               
the  workplace.   He  opined  that  Alaska has  fortunately  done                                                               
"quite well"  during the COVID-19  pandemic, although  Alaska has                                                               
tragically lost  "over 100  people" and  many others  have gotten                                                               
sick, he said that many  people recover relatively quickly and so                                                               
the burden imposed by the bill would not be enormous.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:04:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  offered clarification that Alaska  has lost over                                                               
300 lives to COVID-19.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:05:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELISE  SORUM-BIRK, Staff,  Representative Andy  Josephson, Alaska                                                               
State Legislature,  on behalf of Representative  Josephson, prime                                                               
sponsor, offered a PowerPoint  presentation entitled, "House Bill                                                               
45; Frontline  Worker Presumption of Compensability,"  [hard copy                                                               
included  in  the  committee  packet],  and  began  on  slide  2,                                                               
"Background:  COVID-19  and  SB   241,"  which  read  as  follows                                                               
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        • In the spring of 2020, the Legislature came                                                                           
          together quickly to pass SB 241, an omnibus                                                                           
          emergency response bill.                                                                                              
         • Amended into bill on the House Floor was a                                                                           
          workers'                                                                                                              
       • compensation presumption of compensability for                                                                         
          first                                                                                                                 
        • responders and medical professionals.                                                                                 
       • Amendment 5 offered by Rep. Josephson and Rep.                                                                         
          Kopp                                                                                                                  
        • became section 15 Chapter 10 of Session Law This                                                                      
        • provision expired November 15th 2020 and the                                                                          
          Governor opted to exclude this protection from                                                                        
          his newly declared disaster declaration leaving                                                                       
          these individuals unprotected.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BRIK moved to slide 3, "What is a 'presumption of                                                                     
compensability'?" and paraphrased the slide, which read as                                                                      
follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
        • Certain occupational groups are  more likely  to                                                                      
          contract certain illnesses                                                                                            
        • It is difficult to track where certain illnesses                                                                      
          come from or to link an illness directly to a                                                                         
          workplace                                                                                                             
        • "Presumptive compensability"   law   allows   an                                                                      
          assumption to be made that an illness is linked                                                                       
          to the nature of an individual's work                                                                                 
        • Can be "rebuttable" or "non rebuttable"                                                                               
        • If a presumption exists, an impacted employee may                                                                     
          receive workers' compensation benefits unless                                                                         
          their employer successfully rebuts the claim                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BIRK moved to slide 4, "SB 241 provision vs. HB 45,"                                                                  
and paraphrased from the slide, which read as follows [original                                                                 
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          SB 241                                                                                                                
        • Covered: firefighters,  peace   officers,  EMTs,                                                                      
          paramedics, health care workers                                                                                       
        • Non rebuttable                                                                                                        
        • Requires the individual to have been "exposed" at                                                                     
          work                                                                                                                  
        • COVID 19 specific                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          HB 45                                                                                                                 
        • Covers groups previously included in SB 241                                                                           
        • Adds grocery clerks, teachers, childcare workers                                                                      
        • Allows other similar professions to be  added by                                                                      
          DOLWD Commissioner                                                                                                    
        • Rebuttable with "clear and convincing evidence"                                                                       
        • Requires that an individual work outside the home                                                                     
          within 2 weeks of diagnosis and have direct                                                                           
          contact with members of the public                                                                                    
        • Applicable during all public health  emergencies                                                                      
          (declared under the Alaska Disaster Act) caused                                                                       
          by contagious disease                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:09:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK advanced  to slide  5, "Sectional  Analysis," and                                                               
paraphrased  from  the slide,  which  read  as follows  [original                                                               
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1 -  Establishes a  presumption for  frontline                                                                    
     workers  who  are  actively  working  with  the  public                                                                    
     during a  declared public health  emergency cause  by a                                                                    
     contagious disease                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection  (a)  -  Outlines  metric  for  establishing                                                                    
     presumption                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection  (b)  -  Outlines  how  presumption  may  be                                                                    
     rebutted and gives DOLWD  Commissioner the authority to                                                                    
     add more occupational groups if needed                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection (c) - Provides definitions                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  2 -  Makes coverage  retroactive to  Nov 15th,                                                                    
     2020  (date  at which  SB  241  provision expired)  for                                                                    
     first responders and health care workers                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3  - Provides  for an immediate  effective date                                                                    
     for newly covered occupations                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK proceeded  to slide  6,  "First Responders,"  and                                                               
explained that  first responders would be  addressed specifically                                                               
by  the bill  because  COVID-19  has been  the  biggest cause  of                                                               
police officer death  in the past year.   Firefighters were found                                                               
to be  15 percent more likely  to be infected by  COVID-19 in New                                                               
York City, she said.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:13:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BIRK proceeded  to slide 7, "Health  Care Workers," and                                                               
explained that  these workers often have  the most direct-contact                                                               
with  COVID-19 positive  patients.   In  Alaska, medical  workers                                                               
claims  made up  the majority  of time  lost claims  for workers'                                                               
compensation,  meaning that  individuals working  in the  medical                                                               
field  were being  required  to  go home  and  quarantine due  to                                                               
exposure to COVID-19.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK  moved  to  slide 8,  "Teachers  and  Child  Care                                                               
Workers," and explained that although  there was a belief earlier                                                               
in the  pandemic that children may  not be as susceptible  to the                                                               
virus, it has now been found that children do play a role in                                                                    
transmission  of COVID-19.    She noted  that  the Kaiser  Family                                                               
Foundation did  a study  that found that  a majority  of teachers                                                               
are  in  a  high-risk  category  either due  to  age  or  medical                                                               
condition,  and   may  feel  nervous   about  returning   to  the                                                               
classroom.  She stated that  child care centers often employ low-                                                               
wage workers  and do  not offer benefits,  and all  public health                                                               
restrictions on child care facilities  were lifted "pretty early"                                                               
in the pandemic.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK proceeded  to slide  9, "Grocery  Store Workers,"                                                               
and explained  that these are  also often low-wage jobs  and that                                                               
there  are studies  "out there"  that  show that  there are  high                                                               
infection rates among grocery store workers.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK  advanced  to   slide  10,  "Status  of  COVID-19                                                               
Presumptions in the  U.S." which depicted a map of  the U.S. that                                                               
she  explained was  put  together using  data  from the  National                                                               
Conference of  State Legislatures  (NCSL) [included  in committee                                                               
packets].  She noted that the  blue colored states on the map are                                                               
places where  executive orders have  been put into  place; states                                                               
in green  are places where  state legislatures have  put COVID-19                                                               
presumptions  in place.  She  said that  some  states have  broad                                                               
presumptions  that would  apply  to all  essential workers,  like                                                               
California, and others have narrow presumptions.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:17:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BIRK  explained that  there was  a National  Council on                                                               
Compensation  Insurance  (NCCI)  cost   study  [included  in  the                                                               
committee packet]  that was done  and noted that she  looked into                                                               
what COVID-19  has looked like in  the workplace in Alaska.   She                                                               
said that the  infection rate overall in Alaska  in December 2020                                                               
was 5.9  percent, and  the lowest scenario  analyzed in  the NCCI                                                               
study was 5 percent, meaning that  Alaska was close to the lowest                                                               
scenario.    The   5.9  percent  number  refers   to  the  lowest                                                               
population,  she noted,  and DL&WD  estimated  by using  workers'                                                               
compensation claims  that only 1  in 12 COVID-19 cases  in Alaska                                                               
in 2020 were  work related.  In 2020, only  3 percent of COVID-19                                                               
cases  have   resulted  in  workers'  compensation   claims,  she                                                               
continued.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:19:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ invited questions from the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:19:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SNYDER asked  Representative Josephson  about the                                                               
definition of  "grocery store" in  AS 44.25.048, noting  that the                                                               
definition is fairly brief.  She  stated that she wants to ensure                                                               
that  it  applies to  all  varieties  of  food retail  stores  in                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON responded  that he  had not  considered                                                               
whether the definition would be  expansive enough to cover all of                                                               
the varieties of food dispensers that exist in Alaska.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:20:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK  provided clarification  that  that  is the  only                                                               
statutory definition that exists for grocery stores.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SNYDER  commented  that  she would  hate  to  see                                                               
smaller stores excluded due to an issue of interpretation.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:21:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCARTY  asked  Ms. Sorum-Birk  if  the  required                                                               
emergency declaration that  would trigger HB 45 could  apply to a                                                               
portion of Alaska or would  need to apply to the entire state.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK  responded that  there  could  be a  regional  or                                                               
localized pandemic  and the governor  could declare  an emergency                                                               
for particular municipalities if it  were related to a contagious                                                               
disease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCARTY  asked,  if  there  was  an  outbreak  of                                                               
influenza, whether  the employers  in that community  be required                                                               
to pay workers' compensation benefits.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BIRK responded  that the governor has  to have declared                                                               
an emergency.   She said that if there was  an outbreak so severe                                                               
that the  governor had declared  that an emergency  had occurred,                                                               
then  it could  be  a possibility,  but for  the  common cold  or                                                               
seasonal flu  it would be  unlikely for  a governor to  declare a                                                               
disaster emergency.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCARTY  asked  if   there  is  a  definition  of                                                               
"disaster emergency."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SORUM-BIRK responded  the bill sponsor is  using the disaster                                                               
emergency definition  found in the  Alaska Disaster  Act, located                                                               
in AS 26.23.020(c).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:25:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ asked Ms. Sorum-Birk  if she could supply that                                                               
definition  to the  committee.   She agreed  that it  is unlikely                                                               
that a governor would declare an  emergency for the flu, but that                                                               
it  could  potentially happen  in  the  case  of a  disease  like                                                               
tuberculosis.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:26:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KAUFMAN  asked Representative Josephson  about the                                                               
possibility  of the  bill requiring  employers to  be "proving  a                                                               
negative."   He said  he is concerned  about setting  a precedent                                                               
and opening  the employers  to liability  and the  possibility of                                                               
discrimination against employees that are already high-risk.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  responded  that in  around  2008,  the                                                               
legislature  and the  governor at  the time  passed a  bill which                                                               
said  that   firefighters  and  related  professionals   who  had                                                               
exposure   to  carcinogenic   material  could   receive  workers'                                                               
compensation  upon  sufficient  evidence that  the  workplace  is                                                               
where the exposure occurred.  He  opined that it is not fantastic                                                               
coverage  because it  is a  sixty-month  bill and  it not  overly                                                               
generous.  The point, he said,  is that there is some history for                                                               
covering something  that is unseen.   He stated that  the failure                                                               
to cover  these sorts of exposures  may cause people to  not want                                                               
to  enter certain  professions, such  as grocery  store positions                                                               
that pay  minimum-wage.   He restated  that more  police officers                                                               
have  died from  COVID-19 exposure  in  the last  year than  from                                                               
anything  else.    He said  that  he  understands  Representative                                                               
Kaufman's point  but does not think  it would be likely  to be an                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:31:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  noted that it  could be helpful to  have Lori                                                               
Wing-Heier, Director of  the Division of Insurance,  speak to the                                                               
committee and answer questions and share her perspective.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:32:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCARTY  asked for  definitive numbers  of workers                                                               
that may have been impacted in the last year by COVID-19.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SORUM-BIRK responded  that DOL&WD  would be  best suited  to                                                               
answer this question.  She  shared that the department released a                                                               
thorough  report [included  in committee  packets] detailing  the                                                               
number of people impacted by COVID-19.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:33:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHARLES  COLLINS,   Director,  Workers'   Compensation  Division,                                                               
Department of Labor and  Workforce Development (DL&WD), responded                                                               
that the  department has tracked claims  throughout the pandemic,                                                               
and as of last week there  were 2,386 claims reported.  He shared                                                               
that just about 10 percent of  claims were denied.  Of the claims                                                               
that  were approved,  the department  categorized  the claims  by                                                               
occupation.    He  said  that  he  would  be  glad  to  use  this                                                               
information to glean  any specific data the  committee would like                                                               
to see.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCARTY  responded that he would  be interested in                                                               
seeing  numbers to  see how  much of  an impact  this bill  would                                                               
have.  He asked how individuals  who go home sick from work [from                                                               
a common  sickness] are differentiated from  individuals who have                                                               
to go to the hospital.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. COLLINS responded that of  the claims the department received                                                               
this  year,  only 694  of  the  claims  were  paid some  type  of                                                               
benefit.   In  situations  where there  may  have been  exposure,                                                               
Alaska  employers  might  shut   down  business  and  send  every                                                               
employee to  be tested, which  could result  in a high  number of                                                               
claims, but he  shared that most of those  situations resulted in                                                               
a "zero  bill."  He explained  that that is why  there were 2,386                                                               
claims but only  694 claims that were paid.   He shared that even                                                               
so,  this number  is  quite high,  and resulted  in  a payout  of                                                               
$850,000  in benefits.   The  majority  of this  cost comes  from                                                               
cases   where  medical   transfers  were   necessary,  he   said,                                                               
particularly if  the individual  requiring care  was in  a remote                                                               
location.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:38:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 45 was held over.                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 45 Sectional Analysis 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 Sponsor Statement 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 Supporting Document- Coronavirus and Police Article- The Washington Post 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Supporting document- COVID-19 as an occpational disease article 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Supporting Document- Healthcare Worker Risks Article 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Supporting document- NCSL-COVID-19 Workers' Compensation 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Supporting document- occupational exposure to COVID-19 article 2.24.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Letter of Support - AFL-CIO 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Version A.PDF HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 Presentation 3.2.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 99 Sponsor Statement v. A 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
HB 99 v. A 2.18.21.PDF HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
HB 99 Testimony – Received as of 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
HB 99 Sectional Analysis v. A 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
Enlow R Walker 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
James Rhodes Board Application 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Elizabeth Johnston Resume 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
James Rhodes Resume 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Nick Miller Board Application 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Nick Miller MCB Letter 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Thomas Trosvig Resume 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Christina Durham Board Application 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
Christina Durham Resume 3.4.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 Fiscal Note DOLWD-WC 1.22.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 99 Fiscal Note DCCED-CBPL 2.26.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
HB 45 Letter of Opposition - APCIA, 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99 Letter of Support - AOTA.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/12/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 99
HB 45 background document- Division of Workers' Compensation- Effects of Covid 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 background document- Division of Workers' Compenstion- COVID-19 WC Year End Report Final 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 background document- NCCI- AK HB 45 Analysis 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45 supporting document- CDC analysis of childcare setting outbreak in Utah 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- EurekAlert! Science News- risk to firefighters and emergency medical workers in NYC 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- grocery worker study 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- Kaiser Family Foundation- Teachers at Risk of Serious Illness 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- The Lancet- essential workers article 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- The Lancet- Risk of COVID-19 among health-care workers study 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- Washington Post- children transmission article 3.1.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 45 supporting document- Why So Many Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Rejected - WSJ- 3.3.21.pdf HL&C 3/5/2021 3:15:00 PM