Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/01/1997 04:12 PM L&C

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            HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                        
                            May 1, 1997                                        
                             4:12 p.m.                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Representative Norman Rokeberg, Chairman                                      
 Representative John Cowdery, Vice Chairman                                    
 Representative Bill Hudson                                                    
 Representative Jerry Sanders                                                  
 Representative Joe Ryan                                                       
 Representative Tom Brice                                                      
                                                                               
 MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                
                                                                               
 Representative Gene Kubina                                                    
                                                                               
 COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                            
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 218                                                            
 "An Act relating to regulation and examination of insurers and                
 insurance agents; relating to kinds of insurance; relating to                 
 payment of insurance taxes and to required insurance reserves;                
 relating to insurance policies; relating to regulation of capital,            
 surplus, and investments by insurers; relating to hospital and                
 medical service corporations; and providing for an effective date."           
                                                                               
      - HEARD AND HELD                                                         
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 266                                                            
 "An Act relating to limited liability companies and limited                   
 partnerships; and providing for an effective date."                           
                                                                               
      - MOVED HB 266 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                          
                                                                               
 (* First public hearing)                                                      
                                                                               
 PREVIOUS ACTION                                                               
                                                                               
 BILL:  HB 218                                                                 
 SHORT TITLE: OMNIBUS INSURANCE REFORM                                         
 SPONSOR(S): LABOR & COMMERCE BY REQUEST                                       
                                                                               
 JRN-DATE      JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
 03/27/97       872    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 03/27/97       872    (H)   LABOR & COMMERCE                                  
 04/04/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                        
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 04/07/97              (H)   MINUTE(L&C)                                       
 04/18/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                        
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 04/23/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                        
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 04/25/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                        
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 04/28/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                        
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 04/30/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:30 PM CAPITOL 17                        
 04/30/97              (H)   MINUTE(L&C)                                       
 05/01/97              (H)   L&C AT  4:00 PM CAPITOL 17                        
                                                                               
 BILL:  HB 266                                                                 
 SHORT TITLE: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES                                      
 SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) RYAN, Therriault                                
                                                                               
 JRN-DATE      JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
 04/30/97              (H)   L&C AT  3:30 PM CAPITOL 17                        
 04/30/97              (H)   MINUTE(L&C)                                       
 04/30/97      1408    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 04/30/97      1408    (H)   LABOR & COMMERCE                                  
 05/01/97              (H)   L&C AT  4:00 PM CAPITOL 17                        
                                                                               
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
                                                                               
 SENATOR DAVE DONLEY                                                           
 Alaska State Legislature                                                      
 Capitol Building, Room 508                                                    
 Juneau, Alaska 99801                                                          
 Telephone:  (907) 465-3892                                                    
 POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on HB 218.                                     
                                                                               
 MARIANNE BURKE, Director                                                      
 Division of Insurance                                                         
 Department of Commerce and                                                    
   Economic Development                                                        
 P.O. Box 110805                                                               
 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0805                                                     
 Telephone:  (907) 465-2515                                                    
 POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions on HB 218.                            
                                                                               
 MICHAEL LESSMEIER, Attorney                                                   
 Lessmeier and Winters                                                         
 One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 303                                                 
 Juneau, Alaska 99801                                                          
 Telephone:  (907) 586-5912                                                    
 POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on HB 218.                                     
                                                                               
 ACTION NARRATIVE                                                              
                                                                               
 TAPE 97-55, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN NORMAN ROKEBERG called the House Labor and Commerce                  
 Standing Committee back to order at 4:12 p.m.  Members present at             
 the call to order were Representatives Rokeberg, Cowdery, Sanders,            
 Brice, Ryan and Hudson.                                                       
                                                                               
 HB 218 - OMNIBUS INSURANCE REFORM                                             
                                                                               
 Number 148                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG announced the first order of business would be HB
 218, "An Act relating to regulation and examination of insurers and           
 insurance agents; relating to kinds of insurance; relating to                 
 payment of insurance taxes and to required insurance reserves;                
 relating to insurance policies; relating to regulation of capital,            
 surplus, and investments by insurers; relating to hospital and                
 medical service corporations; and providing for an effective date."           
 He said he would like a brief presentation on the amendments that             
 have been given to the committee members and noted Amendment R2               
 replaces Amendment 2.  Amendment R2 reads as follows:                         
                                                                               
 Page 1, line 8, following "provisions;":                                      
      Insert "requiring that uninsured and underinsured motor                  
      vehicle insurance apply to claims of an insured even if other            
      policy limits are not exhausted;"                                        
                                                                               
 Page 74, following line 1:                                                    
      Insert a new bill section to read:                                       
      "*Sec. 112. AS 28.40.100(a)(22) is amended to read:                      
                   "(22) "underinsured motor vehicle" means a motor            
      vehicle licensed for highway use with respect to ownership,              
      operation, maintenance, or use for which there is a bodily               
      injury or property damage insurance policy or a bond                     
      applicable at the time of an accident and the amount of                  
      insurance or bond                                                        
                    [(A)] is less than the amount the covered person           
             is legally entitled to recover for bodily injury or               
             property damage from an uninsured or underinsured                 
             motorist [LIMIT FOR UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE           
             OF THE INSURED'S POLICY; OR                                       
                    (B) HAS BEEN REDUCED BY PAYMENTS TO PERSONS                
             OTHER THAN AN INSURED, INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT, TO LESS            
             THAN THE LIMIT FOR UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE            
             OF THE INSURED'S POLICY];"                                        
                                                                               
 Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                             
                                                                               
 Page 74, line 3:                                                              
      Delete "and AS 21.81"                                                    
      Insert "AS 21.81; AS 28.20.445(h); and AS 28.22.211"                     
                                                                               
 Page 74, line 9:                                                              
      Delete "secs. 116, 117, and 119"                                         
      Insert "secs. 117, 118, and 120"                                         
                                                                               
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      Delete "Section 113"                                                     
      Insert "Section 114"                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR DAVE DONLEY came before the committee to address Amendment            
 R2.  He said, "Since yesterday's meeting, Mr. Ford and Mr.                    
 Lessmeier and myself met and went over the language and reached the           
 agreement on language in number 2, not totally from a policy point            
 of view.  If you want to get to the problem of stacking that we did           
 agree this was the correct way to do it.  The most narrowly focused           
 way that wouldn't have any other ramifications in auto insurance              
 other than exactly what was intended by this.  And I would support            
 and recommend to the committee, I guess it's labeled your R2                  
 Amendment."                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG pointed out it is labeled Ford, B.5, dated                  
 5/1/97.                                                                       
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE BILL HUDSON moved the amendment.                               
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said the amendments would be taken up as                    
 recommendations to the Finance Committee to integrate into Senate             
 Bill 104, rather than moving the House bill.                                  
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON then withdrew his motion.                               
                                                                               
 Number 328                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said the committee would take up Amendment R3               
 which follows:                                                                
                                                                               
 Page 2, line 4:                                                               
      Delete "and 110 - 116"                                                   
      Insert "110, 111, 114 - 118, and 121"                                    
                                                                               
 Page 74, following line 1:                                                    
      Insert new bill sections to read:                                        
      "*Sec. 112. AS 28.20.440 is amended by adding a new subsection           
      to read:                                                                 
           (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a person           
 who resides in the same household as the person named as insured or           
 a person who is a relative of a person named as insured shall be              
 excluded from coverage under a motor vehicle liability policy if a            
 person named as insured requests that that person be excluded from            
 coverage.                                                                     
      *Sec. 113. AS 28.22.101 is amended by adding a new subsection            
      to read:                                                                 
           (g) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a person           
 who resides in the same household as the person named as insured or           
 a person who is a relative of a person named as insured shall be              
 excluded from coverage under a motor vehicle liability policy if a            
 person named as insured requests that that person be excluded from            
 coverage."                                                                    
                                                                               
 Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                             
                                                                               
 Page 74, line 9:                                                              
      Delete "secs. 116, 117, and 119"                                         
      Insert "secs. 118, 119, and 121"                                         
                                                                               
 Page 74, line 11:                                                             
      Delete "Section 113"                                                     
      Insert Section 115"                                                      
                                                                               
 Number 328                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG explained Amendment R3 relates to exclusion of an           
 insured in the family.  He called for a brief at ease at 4:20 p.m.            
 The meeting was called back to order at 4:21 p.m.                             
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE JOE RYAN asked Chairman Rokeberg if he wants the               
 amendments to be included in the bill and then forward the bill to            
 the Finance Committee.                                                        
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said, "Well I have my own personal concern is I             
 have some questions about this and we have taken some testimony.              
 I guess my (indisc.) right now unless anybody has a strong feeling            
 about it that we could recommend it to -- I would send it up with             
 no recommendation for their consideration unless anybody else has             
 a comment on this."                                                           
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON said he would like to know what the bill                
 actually does.  He said without the amendment, under current law,             
 if he has someone under age, unemancipated, his insurance premiums            
 would have to cover that minor.  With the amendment, his insurance            
 premium would not have to carry a minor son who may be off to                 
 college or totally emancipated on their own.                                  
                                                                               
 Number 529                                                                    
                                                                               
 MARIANNE BURKE, Director, Division of Insurance, Department of                
 Commerce and Economic Development, came before the committee.  She            
 said the amendment, in the division's opinion, is not good public             
 policy, but noted it is a choice matter.  Potentially, what could             
 happen in this kind of a situation is a parent could go to an                 
 insurance company and ask that a child be taken off of their                  
 policy.  However, there is still quite a bit of debate on whether             
 or not if this is a minor child are the parents still liable.  If             
 a child went to college, she would think everyone would agree that            
 it would be hard to be absolutely sure that they would not be                 
 driving a vehicle.  They would be driving their parents vehicle               
 when they came home.  She said some parents would notify their                
 insurance company to put that individual back on their policy and             
 some wouldn't.                                                                
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE said if an accident did occur, it would be reasonable to            
 assume that the parent would look to their auto policy for                    
 coverage.  If they have elected to have that child taken off that             
 policy, then the insurance company would say, "I'm sorry, you have            
 no coverage."  The parent could be potentially liable.  Ms. Burke             
 stated she is not an attorney and she would not want to mislead the           
 committee into thinking that she can say, with any degree of                  
 certainty, that the courts wouldn't say the parents were liable.              
 That is an undecided question based on the research the division              
 has done.  Ms. Burke said, "I did check with the Division of Motor            
 Vehicles, it does not -- this amendment would not trigger an SL22             
 situation, the mandatory insurance.  So that is not an issue with             
 this amendment."                                                              
                                                                               
 Number 695                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE COWDERY said, "It is my understanding under current            
 law that the responsibility of your sibling has a cap on it of                
 $2,000 or $2,500.  Is that true?"                                             
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY responded that Representative Cowdery is thinking of           
 the vandalism law.  He said that is specifically to vandalism of              
 public property, there is a cap on the responsibility for parents.            
 Senator Donley said he thinks that what Ms. Burke is referencing is           
 if somebody is in an auto accident and they asserted that the                 
 control of the vehicle was given by the parent to the child and               
 then the child got in an accident, there would be several different           
 legal theories of potential liability that would come back to the             
 parent.                                                                       
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE RYAN said, "If the parent drops this coverage,                 
 courts have funny ways of reaching conclusions.  Would it be                  
 possible they could reach a conclusion that the carrier was still             
 liable even though the parent had dropped the coverage on a child             
 and the carrier would have to pay?"                                           
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE said she couldn't speculate on that.                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY said there are several legal theories.  There is a             
 family purpose doctrine if the child was doing something for the              
 benefit of the family, then the parents could be responsible.  If             
 you could show that the parents were somehow negligent in giving              
 the child the keys or access to the keys when they knew that there            
 was some question about their driving ability or if they're a                 
 minor, they might be held responsible from parental authority.  He            
 said there multiple theories that may make the parents responsible.           
 If the child has been excluded from a policy, then the parents                
 arguably wouldn't have any coverage.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
 Number 909                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON asked what the age is of emancipation where             
 a sibling would no longer be the responsibility of the parent for             
 insurance purposes.                                                           
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE responded in the state of Alaska, 18 is majority.                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON asked if that means 18 or under.                        
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE stated under 18.  She indicated she doesn't know whether            
 that applies to liability.                                                    
                                                                               
 MICHAEL LESSMEIER, Attorney, Lessmeier and Winters, came before the           
 committee.  He noted he is in attendance on behalf of State Farm.             
 He said "There are a lot of theories of liability that you could              
 come after the parents that don't really depend upon the age of the           
 child, negligent entrustment, family purpose doctrine - those sorts           
 of things.  And so those theories don't matter what the age of a              
 child is.  I think that there is a theory that age does matter and            
 that theory is when the parent signs for the divers license of the            
 minor and I think once the person becomes an adult, then that                 
 liability no longer exists.  So I think the policy call on                    
 something like this is I think the director has explained the                 
 potential problems to a provision like this."                                 
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER continued, "There also is a potential benefit, and              
 the potential benefit exists when you have people in your household           
 that if you were going to name them as a driver, would raise the              
 cost of the policy so great that you couldn't afford it.  So what             
 happens sometimes, and this is happening right now actually, is               
 people will come and say, `Look, my significant other or spouse has           
 had a drinking problem, has DUIs or what ever the problem may be,'            
 it may their spouse, it may be their child, `we want to exclude               
 them from coverage because if we include them, the cost of the                
 policy is going to be so great because of their driving record.'              
 And that's the policy call, that is being done right now whether              
 you pass this amendment or not.  It probably would be more                    
 defensible in terms of what the court ultimately is going to do in            
 terms of enforcing that exclusion if this were passed, but I think            
 it's a public policy call as the director has said."                          
                                                                               
 Number 1057                                                                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE TOM BRICE said some kids work after school and                 
 during the summer.  If a child has their own car and are paying for           
 their own insurance, this would allow them to "disclude" their                
 parents as well as any other siblings.                                        
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE explained that the named driver exclusion would apply to            
 any policy.  You can specifically name an individual that will be             
 excluded from a policy.                                                       
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG asked Mr. Lessmeier if he would care to comment             
 on the amendment.                                                             
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said he thinks it is a policy call.  It is currently            
 being done and with the amendment it probably would be more                   
 defensible to do it.                                                          
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said from the perspective of the industry, would            
 the amendment make it easier for the industry to deny a payoff if             
 this was in statute and there was a claim?                                    
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said he believes it would.                                      
                                                                               
 Number 1188                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said, "The policy call is whether the citizenry             
 of the state should be put in the position of have you deny that              
 coverage even though they bargained for it presumably."                       
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said, "Ultimately it comes down to a question of,               
 `Who pays it?'  Does the cost of that when it's denied and/or if              
 somebody gets in an accident, they're not paying a premium for it,            
 but then we have to pay it.  The cost of that gets spread to                  
 everybody else.  So it's a question of who pays it and that's sort            
 of a policy call that you need to make."                                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG stated a family without children would be paying            
 higher premiums if this went into effect than a family with a large           
 number of children.  So there is a burden of shift between families           
 that want to exclude their children from policies to the entire               
 rate base of the state.  He asked if that is a fair analysis.                 
                                                                               
 MS. BURKE responded that is correct.  The liability claims paid by            
 any auto insurer is presented to the division as part of their                
 justification for increase in premiums.  That includes all of their           
 (indisc.) claims.                                                             
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said, "So a baby-boomer-aged legislator who has             
 college-age kids now may be able to lower his personal premium, but           
 all the other folks in the state may have to pick up the                      
 difference."                                                                  
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said it depends on whether the court forces the                 
 exclusion or not.  If the court enforces the choice that has been             
 made, the answer would be no.                                                 
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said why have the amendment if that would be the            
 case.                                                                         
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said the argument is stronger with the amendment than           
 without it.  The risk is less with the amendment.                             
                                                                               
 Number 1287                                                                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE JERRY SANDERS said he doesn't find that necessarily            
 wrong because that is the original purpose of insurance in the                
 first place, to spread the pain out among everybody.  He said if              
 the amendment isn't adopted because it has that effect, then there            
 should be an amendment that says if we don't have wrecks, we don't            
 have to have insurance and let the people that have wrecks pay for            
 it.                                                                           
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said this would tend to create drivers without              
 coverage if the courts were to side with the argument that a child            
 is not covered because they are excluded from the policy,                     
 therefore, they would be uncovered.                                           
                                                                               
 MR. LESSMEIER said it should force those drivers to get their own             
 insurance.  In other words, if they're driving vehicles, they ought           
 to have their own policy and they shouldn't be on somebody else's             
 policy and they should pay the cost of that, whatever the cost may            
 be, rather than shifting that cost to their parents, etc.                     
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE RYAN said "Mr. Chairman, may I suggest that when               
 faced with a conundrum, sometimes the best thing to do is to pass             
 it on to someone else.  I would be willing give you a motion to               
 pass this amendment on to the next committee or referral with no              
 recommendation and allow them to use their decisive wisdom to make            
 this tough policy call."                                                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG asked if that would be acceptable and several               
 members indicated it would be.  He then suggested that                        
 Representative Ryan make the motion.                                          
                                                                               
 Number 1390                                                                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE RYAN referred to Amendment R3 and said, "I move we             
 pass this on to the next committee of referral with no                        
 recommendation and allow them to ponder it for a bit."                        
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG asked if there was an objection to the motion.              
 Hearing none, it was so ordered.  Chairman Rokeberg said, "With               
 that, we shall table House Bill 218 with the recommendation that              
 the House Finance Committee take up Senate Bill 104, as amended,              
 with a transmittal letter from the committee to the House committee           
 of recommendation for Amendment R2 and no recommendation on                   
 Amendment R3.                                                                 
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG noted there is a title change in the Senate bill            
 and asked Senator Donley if there is any need to change the title             
 because of the change in the amendment.                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY indicated he discussed that with Mr. Ford the                  
 previous day and he said that the language that the committee has             
 suggested to the Finance Committee in Amendment R2 would fit under            
 the title of the bill.  So there would be no necessity for a title            
 change resolution.                                                            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said it would fit, but as the (indisc.) of the              
 title is keeping with the intent of the amendment.                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY said the R2 Amendment is to HB 218.                            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG questioned if that is what was added in the                 
 Senate.                                                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY said that is correct.                                          
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG questioned if that is in the existing title of SB
 104.                                                                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY indicated that is correct and it is not a problem.             
 He said all that is being suggested by Amendment R2 is that the               
 language that is currently in SB 104 would be modified to the                 
 language in the Amendment R2 which already fits under the existing            
 title.                                                                        
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said he understands that, but he is concerned               
 about what is in the existing title of SB 104.  Chairman Rokeberg             
 said, "In our recommendation, we have changed the language of the             
 amendment and so is the change of language amendment consistent               
 with title change you did in the Senate?"                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY responded, "Yes.  I asked that question of Mr. Ford            
 last night and he agreed that did not necessitate a change in the             
 Senate title."                                                                
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said, "For the record, the courts don't look at             
 the title itself when they're adjudicating something do they?"                
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY said, "The only question about a title is the                  
 constitutional single subject rule, but we've never had the court             
 tell us that we've ever passed a bill that violated the single                
 subject rule."                                                                
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG said they won't look at what the title says, they           
 will look at what the amendment says.                                         
                                                                               
 SENATOR DONLEY said it's not problem because the suggested change             
 in language to the Senate bill is still within the title of the               
 Senate bill.                                                                  
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG thanked Senator Donley.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
 HB 266 - LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES                                          
                                                                               
 Number 1566                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG indicated that the committee would consider HB
 266, "An Act relating to limited liability companies and limited              
 partnerships; and providing for an effective date."                           
 He entertained a motion to accept as formal minutes of the House              
 Labor and Commerce Committee those minutes that were transcribe               
 from the April 30, work session relating to HB 266.                           
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE RYAN made a motion to move the said minutes.                   
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
 Number 1632                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG commented that the feedback he's received related           
 to this legislation has all been positive.  He stated he has some             
 technical questions which he will further pursue and will                     
 disseminate this legislation to interested parties throughout the             
 state.                                                                        
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE JOHN COWDERY moved and asked unanimous consent to              
 move HB 266 out of committee with individual recommendations and              
 accompanying zero fiscal note.  Hearing no objection, HB 266 was              
 moved out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee.                          
                                                                               
 ADJOURNMENT                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN ROKEBERG adjourned the House Labor and Commerce Committee            
 meeting at 4:42 p.m.                                                          
                                                                               

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