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03/14/2018 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:19:55 PM Start
03:20:54 PM SB126
03:24:56 PM SB80
03:50:29 PM HB403
04:14:52 PM HB401
04:29:18 PM Presentation: Update of the 2020 Census Operations
04:55:04 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 403 LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
*+ HB 401 INSURANCE; REINSURANCE;VALUATION; CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Presentation: Update of the 2020 Census TELECONFERENCED
Operations by Julie Lam, Assistant Regional
Director and Jamey Christy, Regional Director,
Los Angeles Regional Office, US Census Bureau
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 80 TELECOMMUNICATIONS: DISABLED SUBSCRIBERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 80(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 126 VISITING PHYSICIANS WITH SPORTS TEAMS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 126 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         March 14, 2018                                                                                         
                           3:19 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Adam Wool, Vice Chair                                                                                            
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Chris Birch                                                                                                      
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Mike Chenault (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Bryce Edgmon (alternate)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 126                                                                                                             
"An Act providing for an exception to the regulation of the                                                                     
practice of medicine for a physician who provides medical                                                                       
services to an athletic team from another state."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 126 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 80(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to telecommunications services for certain                                                                     
disabled subscribers; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS CSSB 80(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 403                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the Alaska Life and Health Insurance                                                                        
Guaranty Association; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 401                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to insurance; relating to credit for                                                                           
reinsurance; insurance standard valuation; and providing for an                                                                 
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PRESENTATION: UPDATE OF THE 2020 CENSUS OPERATIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 126                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: VISITING PHYSICIANS WITH SPORTS TEAMS                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MACKINNON                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
01/16/18       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/18                                                                                
01/16/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/18       (S)       L&C                                                                                                    
01/30/18       (S)       L&C AT 1:00 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
01/30/18       (S)       Moved SB 126 Out of Committee                                                                          
01/30/18       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
01/31/18       (S)       L&C RPT  4DP                                                                                           
01/31/18       (S)       DP: COSTELLO, MICCICHE, MEYER, GARDNER                                                                 
01/31/18       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER L&C                                                                           
02/05/18       (S)       FIN RPT  4DP                                                                                           
02/05/18       (S)       DP:     MACKINNON,    BISHOP,    STEVENS,                                                              
                         MICCICHE                                                                                               
02/05/18       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
02/05/18       (S)       Moved SB 126 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/05/18       (S)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
02/12/18       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
02/12/18       (S)       VERSION: SB 126                                                                                        
02/14/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/14/18       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/12/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/12/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/12/18       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/14/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB  80                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: TELECOMMUNICATIONS: DISABLED SUBSCRIBERS                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) COSTELLO                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
03/08/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/08/17       (S)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/23/17       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/23/17       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/04/17       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/04/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/04/17       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/07/17       (S)       L&C RPT CS  2DP 1NR    SAME TITLE                                                                      
04/07/17       (S)       DP: COSTELLO, STEVENS                                                                                  
04/07/17       (S)       NR: HUGHES                                                                                             
04/07/17       (S)       L&C AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/07/17       (S)       Moved CSSB 80(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                    
04/07/17       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/14/17       (S)       FIN WAIVED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE,RULE                                                                  
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04/15/17       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/15/17       (S)       Moved CSSB 80(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                    
04/15/17       (S)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
04/16/17       (S)       FIN RPT CS(L&C)  3DP 4NR                                                                               
04/16/17       (S)       NR: HOFFMAN, MACKINNON, HUGHES, OLSON                                                                  
04/16/17       (S)       DP: BISHOP, VON IMHOF, MICCICHE                                                                        
04/16/17       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/16/17       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/17/17       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/17/17       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 80(L&C)                                                                                  
04/19/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/19/17       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
03/12/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/12/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/12/18       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/14/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 403                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN.                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/05/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/05/18       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
03/14/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 401                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INSURANCE; REINSURANCE;VALUATION; CREDITS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/05/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/05/18       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
03/14/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JULI LUCKY, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Anna Mackinnon                                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Reintroduced SB 126 on behalf of Senator                                                                 
Mackinnon, prime sponsor.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MIA COSTELLO                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Reintroduced SB 80 as prime sponsor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JOSH WALTON, Staff                                                                                                              
Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Reintroduced SB 80 on behalf of Senator                                                                  
Costello, prime sponsor.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DEAN GATES, President                                                                                                           
Alaska Deaf Coalition                                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified [via interpreter] in support of                                                                
SB 80.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE RYAN, Executive Director                                                                                                 
REACH, Inc.; Board Member, Key Coalition of Alaska                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 80.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
PAM MUELLER-GUY                                                                                                                 
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 80.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
RICK NELSON                                                                                                                     
Alaska Relay Advisory Board                                                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified [via interpreter] in support of                                                                
SB 80.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HEIDI KELLY                                                                                                                     
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 80.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK REINHART, Executive Director                                                                                            
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 80.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
GARY MCDONALD                                                                                                                   
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 80.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SORCHA HAZELTON, Staff, Representative Sam Kito                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 403 on behalf of                                                                            
Representative Kito, prime sponsor.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER, Director                                                                                                       
Division of Insurance                                                                                                           
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 403.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DONALD THOMAS, Administrator and Counsel                                                                                        
Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 403.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
JANA-LEE PRUITT, Regional Vice President                                                                                        
American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)                                                                                        
Louisville, Kentucky                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 403.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER, Director                                                                                                       
Division of Insurance                                                                                                           
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 401.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
JANA-LEE PRUITT, Regional Vice President                                                                                        
American Council of Life Insurers                                                                                               
Louisville, Kentucky                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 401.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JAMES CHRISTY, Regional Director                                                                                                
US Census Bureau                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented a PowerPoint on the "2020 Census                                                               
Update & Overview."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:19:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SAM  KITO called  the  House  Labor and  Commerce  Standing                                                            
Committee   meeting  to   order  at   3:19  p.m.   Representatives                                                              
Sullivan-Leonard,  Josephson, Knopp,  Wool, Kito,  and Birch  were                                                              
present at the call to order.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          SB 126-VISITING PHYSICIANS WITH SPORTS TEAMS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:20:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that  the first order  of business  would be                                                              
SENATE BILL  NO. 126, "An  Act providing  for an exception  to the                                                              
regulation  of  the  practice  of medicine  for  a  physician  who                                                              
provides  medical  services  to  an  athletic  team  from  another                                                              
state."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
JULI   LUCKY,  Staff,   Senator  Anna   Mackinnon,  Alaska   State                                                              
Legislature, reintroduced  SB 126 on behalf of  Senator Mackinnon,                                                              
prime  sponsor.  She  stated the  proposed bill  would provide  an                                                              
exemption for  doctors traveling with  sports teams to  allow them                                                              
to care for the members of the traveling team while in Alaska.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:22:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  said public testimony  on SB  126 was still  open from                                                              
the  previous  hearing.    Upon   ascertaining  that  no  one  was                                                              
available to testify, he closed public testimony.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:22:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to report SB 126 out  of committee with                                                              
individual  recommendations  and  the accompanying  fiscal  notes.                                                              
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:22:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:22 p.m. to 3:24 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        SB  80-TELECOMMUNICATIONS: DISABLED SUBSCRIBERS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:24:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO announced  that the  next order of  business would  be                                                              
SENATE  BILL  NO.  80,  "An  Act  relating  to  telecommunications                                                              
services for  certain disabled subscribers;  and providing  for an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:25:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to adopt  committee substitute  (CS) SB                                                              
80 as the working document.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO objected  for the purpose  of discussion.   He  stated                                                              
the only change in the CS was to update the effective date.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO  removed  his  objection.    There  being  no  further                                                              
objections, it was so ordered.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:25:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MIA  COSTELLO, Alaska  State Legislature, reintroduced  SB                                                              
80 as  prime sponsor.   She  informed that  her aide would  review                                                              
the proposed bill for the committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:26:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOSH   WALTON,  Staff,   Senator   Mia  Costello,   Alaska   State                                                              
Legislature,  reintroduced SB  80 on behalf  of Senator  Costello,                                                              
prime  sponsor.    He  said  SB   80  would  expand  the  landline                                                              
surcharge  to   aid  hearing   disabled  subscribers   to  include                                                              
cellphones and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) phones.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:27:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEAN  GATES,  President,  Alaska Deaf  Coalition,  testified  [via                                                              
interpreter]  in  support of  SB  80.   He  said the  Alaska  Deaf                                                              
Coalition is  advocating for 25,000  Alaskans who have  lost their                                                              
hearing.   He  said the  proposed  bill would  allow  them to  use                                                              
mobile  phones and  internet.   He shared  his understanding  that                                                              
the  language says  the  RCA provides  support  and equipment  and                                                              
there  is a  need  to  change the  language  to  telecommunication                                                              
equipment.   He said he encourages  the [legislature] to  pass the                                                              
bill as  soon as possible.   He explained  he was signing  with an                                                              
iPad and an interpreter was speaking for him.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:32:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE RYAN,  Executive Director,  REACH, Inc.; Board  Member, Key                                                              
Coalition  of  Alaska,  testified  in  support  of  SB  80.    She                                                              
explained   REACH,  Inc.   provides  services   for  people   with                                                              
disabilities.     She  informed  she  is  also   representing  Key                                                              
Coalition  of Alaska,  a statewide  organization  for people  with                                                              
disabilities.    She  said  both REACH,  Inc.  and  Key  Coalition                                                              
strongly  support the  bill.   She said  people with  disabilities                                                              
want  to be  independent  and  make  their own  appointments,  but                                                              
because sometimes they  are hard to understand, people  hang up on                                                              
them.   She  underlined the  proposed  bill would  offer them  the                                                              
possibility to be more independent.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  asked about  the  technology  used to  help                                                              
people with hearing and speech disabilities.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. RYAN  said she  knows technology  keeps improving  and becomes                                                              
less expensive and more accessible.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  about the  technology allowing  people                                                              
to use video for direct translation.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RYAN said  she guessed it is  only a matter of time  before it                                                              
is available.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:36:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAM  MUELLER-GUY,  Southeast  Alaska  Independent  Living  (SAIL),                                                              
testified in  support of SB 80.  She shared a  personal experience                                                              
in which  she had to  call for emergency  services.  She  spoke to                                                              
the increase  in costs  in devices  to aid people  who want  to be                                                              
independent.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:38:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICK  NELSON,   Alaska  Relay   Advisory  Board,  testified   [via                                                              
interpreter]  in support  of  SB 80.   He  said  the Alaska  Relay                                                              
board is a  big supporter of SB  80 because it would  allow people                                                              
who are  deaf or  hard of  hearing or  with speech impediments  to                                                              
live independently  and communicate.   He  stated the  only people                                                              
paying for  the services are people  who have land lines  and they                                                              
are paying  .08 cents a  month.  He  said his organization  "would                                                              
like  to have  it more  across the  board and  that would  include                                                              
mobile  services."     He  explained   if  mobile   services  were                                                              
included, it would  drop the surcharge down to .02  cents per line                                                              
and this  will allow  for equipment to  help more individuals  who                                                              
have low  income who  can't communicate  with anyone else  outside                                                              
their  home or community.   He  stated the  Alaska Relay  Advisory                                                              
Board is currently  conducting a pilot project  that lends devices                                                              
to rural  communities.  He added  if the proposed bill  passed, it                                                              
would reach  out to  the whole  state and  more people  would have                                                              
the ability to communicate.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:42:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HEIDI  KELLY,  Governor's  Council  on  Disabilities  and  Special                                                              
Education, testified  in support  of SB 80.   She said  she speaks                                                              
on behalf of  the autistic community.  She shared  her experiences                                                              
with her  hearing disabilities.   She spoke to the  technology she                                                              
has  used  to be  able  to  hear.     She  said the  telephone  is                                                              
difficult  or impossible  the use  without the  technology to  aid                                                              
people with hearing disabilities.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:46:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK  REINHART,  Executive  Director,   Governor's  Council  on                                                              
Disabilities  and Special  Education, testified  in support  of SB                                                              
80.   He stated  the council had  been an  early supporter  of the                                                              
proposed bill and continues to support SB 80.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:47:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GARY MCDONALD testified in support of SB 80.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:47:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO closed  public testimony  on SB  80 upon  ascertaining                                                              
that no one else was available to testify.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:48:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to report  SB 80 out of  committee with                                                              
individual  recommendations  and  the accompanying  fiscal  notes.                                                              
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:48:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:48 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         HB 403-LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:50:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO announced  that the  next order of  business would  be                                                              
HOUSE  BILL NO.  403,  "An Act  relating to  the  Alaska Life  and                                                              
Health  Insurance  Guaranty  Association;  and  providing  for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:50:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SORCHA  HAZELTON, Staff,  Representative  Sam  Kito, presented  HB                                                              
403  on behalf  of House  Labor and  Commerce Standing  Committee,                                                              
prime  sponsor.    She  gave  some background  on  HB  403.    She                                                              
paraphrased   the  sponsor   statement   [included  in   committee                                                              
packet], which reads as follows  [original punctuation provided]:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     House  Bill  403  updates the  Alaska  Life  and  Health                                                                   
     Insurance  Guaranty  Act  to  conform  to  the  National                                                                   
     Association of Insurance Commissioners Life and Health                                                                     
     Guaranty  Model Act.  These changes  update the Act  and                                                                   
     improve uniformity  nationwide in the  administration of                                                                   
     life and health guarantee associations.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     House  Bill   403  incorporates  changes  made   by  the                                                                   
     National Association  of Insurance Commissioners  to the                                                                   
     Life  &  Health Insurance  Guarantee  Association  Model                                                                   
     Act (MDL  520) in  December 2017,  after House Bill  157                                                                   
     had  been   introduced.  These   changes  added   health                                                                   
     maintenance  organizations  (HMOs)  as  members  of  the                                                                   
     association,  providing  HMO  coverage,  and  addressing                                                                   
     long-term  care   insolvencies.  With  the   substantial                                                                   
     number of changes made, HB 403 was introduced to help                                                                      
     explain these changes, though few are substantive.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Throughout, numerous  conforming changes are made  to AS                                                                   
     21.79 consistent  with the model  law, most of  which do                                                                   
     not substantively change the bill.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The   Alaska  Life   and  Health   Insurance   Guarantee                                                                   
     Association  (Association) is  composed of insurers  who                                                                   
     transact   life   insurance,    health   insurance,   or                                                                   
     annuities in  Alaska. The purpose of the  Association is                                                                   
     to  guarantee that  residents  and certain  nonresidents                                                                   
     will continue  to receive benefits  in the event  one of                                                                   
     the members  becomes impaired or insolvent.  In order to                                                                   
     accomplish  this, the Act directs  the insurers  to form                                                                   
     a  board and  collect assessments  from  members to  pay                                                                   
     for the  operations of  the Association and  obligations                                                                   
     of insolvent or impaired members.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     House  Bill 403 amends  terms for  consistency with  the                                                                   
     model   act,  raises  payment   limits,  adds   language                                                                   
     clarifying  what  products  are  included  and  excluded                                                                   
     from the  protections under  the Act, and adds  language                                                                   
     clarifying   that    medical   and   hospital    service                                                                   
     corporations  and  their  products are  subject  to  the                                                                   
     provisions  of  the  Act.  House  Bill  403  amends  the                                                                   
     powers  and  duties  section   for  the  Association  to                                                                   
     follow the model  act, authorizes the board  to increase                                                                   
     assessments,  grants  the  Association  the  ability  to                                                                   
     develop  procedures to  remove  an Association  governor                                                                   
     for cause, and adds new definitions.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:52:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER,  Director, Division  of Insurance,  Department of                                                              
Commerce, Community  & Economic Development (DCCED),  testified in                                                              
the hearing  on HB  403.  She  said long  term care insurance  has                                                              
been around  for many years,  but there  has been a  concern about                                                              
the   solvency  of   insurers.     She   explained  the   National                                                              
Association  of  Insurance  Commissioners  (NAIC) took  action  to                                                              
address  those insurers.    Previously, those  insolvencies  would                                                              
have  been covered  only by  healthcare insurers.   She  indicated                                                              
the  bill  would  bring  in  life  insurers  and  split  potential                                                              
insolvencies  evenly.  She  stated the  division was still  asking                                                              
hospital  services   medical  associations  to   participate.  She                                                              
mentioned Primera  is the only provider  and they have  not been a                                                              
member  before.   She  added the  update to  the  NAIC model  also                                                              
brought  in   health  maintenance   organizations  (HMOs).     She                                                              
remarked the  cost of  health care  is being discussed  throughout                                                              
the legislature.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:54:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WING-HEIER summarized  the  sectional  analysis [included  in                                                              
committee packet],  which reads  as follows [original  punctuation                                                              
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 1  AS 21.79.010 is  amended to conform  to National                                                                   
     Association  of  Insurance  Commissioners'  (NAIC)  Life                                                                   
     and  Health  Insurance Guaranty  Association  Model  Act                                                                   
     (MDL  520)  model  language  and  clarifies  protections                                                                   
     that   apply   to   the  failure   in   performance   of                                                                   
     contractual  obligation  because  of the  impairment  or                                                                   
     insolvency of the member insurer.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  2  AS  21.79.020(a) is  amended  to  clarify  that                                                                   
     applicability   includes  a   nonresident  who  is   not                                                                   
     eligible  for  coverage  by a  guaranty  association  in                                                                   
     another state  because the  insurer was not  licensed at                                                                   
     the time  specified in the  guaranty association  law of                                                                   
     that state.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  3 AS  21.79.020(b)  is amended  to  have AS  21.79                                                                   
     apply  to a  contract issued  by a  hospital or  medical                                                                   
     service  corporation  and  defines  the  terms  "annuity                                                                   
     policy  or contract"  and  "certificate  under a  direct                                                                   
     group life  health, annuity,  or supplemental policy  or                                                                   
     contract".   This    section   also   includes    health                                                                   
     maintenance  organizations (HMOs)  in the definition  of                                                                   
     "health insurance," for the purposes of AS 21.79.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  4 AS  21.79.020(c)  is amended  to  make AS  21.79                                                                   
     inapplicable to:                                                                                                           
          1.  a  policy  or contract  providing  a  hospital,                                                                   
          medical,  prescription drug,  or other health  care                                                                   
          benefit  in   accordance  with  42   U.S.C.  1395w-                                                                   
          211395- w154  or federal regulations  adopted under                                                                   
          those  sections;   (Medicare  Choice   Program  and                                                                   
          Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program)                                                                          
          2.  a   person  who  acquires  rights   to  receive                                                                   
          payments    through    a   structured    settlement                                                                   
          factoring transaction as defined in 26  U.S.C.                                                                        
          5891(c)(3)(A),    regardless    of   whether    the                                                                   
          transaction occurred      before  or   after   such                                                                   
          section became effective.                                                                                             
          3.  structured   settlement  annuity   benefits  to                                                                   
          which  a payee or  beneficiary has transferred  the                                                                   
          payee or beneficiary's  rights in   a    structured                                                                   
          settlement factoring  transaction as defined  in 26                                                                   
          U.S.C.  5891(c)(3)(A),  regardless  of whether  the                                                                   
          transaction  occurred  before  or after  26  U.S.C.                                                                   
          5891(c)(3)(A)                                                                                                         
          became effective.                                                                                                     
        • Subsection (c) is also amended to add clarifying                                                                      
          language consistent with the model language and                                                                       
          provide exceptions to the above inapplicability.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  5  AS  21.79.020(d)  Non-substantive  changes  are                                                                   
     made  for either  consistency  with  the NAIC  Model  or                                                                   
     drafting conventions.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  6  AS 21.79.020(e)  Non-substantive  changes  made                                                                   
     are  for  either  consistency  with the  NAIC  Model  or                                                                   
     drafting  conventions,  with  a citation  correction  in                                                                   
     paragraph (9).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 7 AS 21.79.025(a)                                                                                                     
        • AS 21.79.025(a)(2)(B)(ii) is amended to clarify                                                                       
          that  the benefits  for which  the association  may                                                                   
          become  liable may  not exceed  $300,000 for  long-                                                                   
          term   care   insurance   as   defined   under   AS                                                                   
          21.53.200.   Conforms    to   model   language   by                                                                   
          replacing  "basic hospital,  medical, and  surgical                                                                   
          insurance  or  major medical  insurance"  with  the                                                                   
          term "health benefit plans."                                                                                          
        • AS 21.79.025(a)(3) is amended to change "contract                                                                     
          holder" to  "contract owner" to be  consistent with                                                                   
          the  NAIC  Model,  to  clarify  that  the  contract                                                                   
          refers  to an unallocated  annuity contract  issued                                                                   
          to or in  conjunction with a government  lottery if                                                                   
          the owner  is a resident,  and to clarify  that the                                                                   
          association  is not  liable to  cover more than  $5                                                                   
          million  in benefits  regardless of  the number  of                                                                   
          policies and contracts held by the owner.                                                                             
        • AS 21.79.025(a)(4) is amended to increase the                                                                         
          coverage  limit  for  net cash  surrender  and  net                                                                   
          cash withdrawal  values of annuities  from $100,000                                                                   
          to  $250,000  for individuals  participating  in  a                                                                   
          governmental  retirement benefit plans  established                                                                   
          under  26  U.S.C.  401,  26  U.S.C.  403(b)  or  26                                                                   
          U.S.C.  457 and covered  by an unallocated  annuity                                                                   
          contract                                                                                                              
        • AS 21.79.025(a)(5) is amended to increase the                                                                         
          coverage  limit  for  net cash  surrender  and  net                                                                   
          cash  withdrawal values, if  any, from $100,000  to                                                                   
          $250,000 to  each payee of a structured  settlement                                                                   
          annuity, or  beneficiary of the payee if  the payee                                                                   
          is deceased, in the aggregate.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 8  AS 21.79.025(c)  is amended  to not require  the                                                                   
     association  to reissue the  contractual obligations  of                                                                   
     an  insolvent  or  impaired   insurer  under  a  covered                                                                   
     policy  or   contract  when   the  obligations   do  not                                                                   
     materially  affect  the  economic   values  or  economic                                                                   
     benefits of the covered policy or contract.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  9  AS   21.79.025(d)  is  amended  to   correct  a                                                                   
     typographical   error,  to   replace  "basic   hospital,                                                                   
     medical,  and   surgical  insurance  or   major  medical                                                                   
     insurance"  with the  term "health  benefit plans,"  and                                                                   
     to add  the word  "contract" as  is consistent with  the                                                                   
     model language.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  10   AS  21.79.025  is   amended  to  add   a  new                                                                   
     subsection:  long-term  care rider  benefits  to a  life                                                                   
     insurance policy  or contract  are considered to  be the                                                                   
     same  type  of  benefits as  the  basic  life  insurance                                                                   
     policy or contract to which it relates.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  11  AS  21.79.040(a)   is  amended  to  require  a                                                                   
     hospital  or medical  service  corporation business  and                                                                   
     an HMO business to become members of an association.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  12 AS  21.79.050(a)  is  amended to  increase  the                                                                   
     number of representatives  on the Board of  Governors of                                                                   
     a guaranty association to 7-11 from 5-9.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  13  AS  21.79.060(a)   is  amended  to  allow  the                                                                   
     association to provide loans to assure payment of the                                                                      
     contractual  obligations of  the impaired insurer  until                                                                   
     those   obligations   are  guaranteed,   reinsured,   or                                                                   
     assumed;  also gives  authority to  reissue policies  or                                                                   
     contracts if the member insurer is impaired.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 14  AS 21.79.060(d)  AS 21.79.060(d)(1) is  amended                                                                   
     to  better   track  the  model  language   by  combining                                                                   
     existing  paragraphs  1      3  under  AS  21.79.060(d).                                                                   
     Tracking NAIC models and language promotes national                                                                        
     uniformity  and  state-based  regulation,  and  ease  of                                                                   
     interpretation,       compliance,        administration,                                                                   
     enforcement, and amendment.                                                                                                
        • AS 21.79.060(d)(1), consistent with the addition                                                                      
          of  loans under  AS 21.79.060(a)(2)  under  Section                                                                   
          13 above,  is amended to authorize  the association                                                                   
          to  utilize   loans  necessary  to   discharge  the                                                                   
          association's duties under AS 21.79.060.                                                                              
        • AS 21.79.060(d)(2) is amended to better track the                                                                     
          model  language  by  placing  existing  subsections                                                                   
          (e)   (j)  in this paragraph. This  subsection also                                                                   
          adds  the terms "contract,"  "enrollee," and  HMOs,                                                                   
          as is consistent with the model language.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 15 AS  21.79.060(k) is amended to conform  with the                                                                   
     model language by adding the word "contract."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  16  AS  21.79.060(l)  is amended  to  require  the                                                                   
     association  to  provide  a  report  to  the  liquidator                                                                   
     regarding  the premium collected  by the association  if                                                                   
     requested by the liquidator of an insolvent insurer.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  17 AS  21.79.060(n) is  amended  to authorize  the                                                                   
     association  to impose  a permanent  policy or  contract                                                                   
     lien  under  a  guarantee,  assumption,  or  reinsurance                                                                   
     agreement  if approved  by a court  and the  association                                                                   
     finds  that the  amount  that may  be  assessed is  less                                                                   
     than  the  amount  needed  to  assure  full  and  prompt                                                                   
     performance of the association's duties.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 18  AS 21.79.060(o)  is amended  to conform  to the                                                                   
     model language and change a subsection citation to                                                                         
     conform with amendments being made.                                                                                        
     Sec.  19  AS   21.79.060(p)  is  amended  to   change  a                                                                   
     subsection  citation  to  conform  to  amendments  being                                                                   
     made to the section.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 20  AS 21.79.060(s)  is amended  to conform  to the                                                                   
     model   language  by   adding   the  words   "policies,"                                                                   
     "contracts," and "enrollee."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 21 AS  21.79.060(t) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language and to allow the association to file rate and                                                                     
     premium  increases  with the  director  for policies  or                                                                   
     contracts.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  22 AS  21.79.060  adds a  new  subsection (aa)  to                                                                   
     better track the model language by incorporating the                                                                       
     provisions in existing AS 21.79.060(u)  (x).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 23 AS  21.79.070(a) is amended to require  that any                                                                   
     assessment of association members by the association                                                                       
     board must be adopted by a resolution of the board.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  24 AS  21.79.070(c)  is  amended to  increase  the                                                                   
     amount of a non-pro-rata assessment of from $250 per                                                                       
     calendar  year  to  $500  per  calendar  year.  It  also                                                                   
     amends  the  class  B  assessment  to  include  pro-rata                                                                   
     assessments  related  to long-term  care  insurance,  as                                                                   
     well as changing  the manner in which Class  A and Class                                                                   
     B assessments are made.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 25  AS 21.79.070(f)  is amended  to conform  to the                                                                   
     model language by adding the term "member insurer" in                                                                      
     place of "insurer."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 26  AS 21.79.070(j)  is amended  to conform  to the                                                                   
     model language by adding the term "member insurer" in                                                                      
     place of "insurer."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  27 AS 21.79.070(k)  is amended  to allow  hospital                                                                   
     and medical service corporations and HMOs to consider                                                                      
     the   amount   necessary    to   meet   its   assessment                                                                   
     obligations  when  determining  its  premium  rates  and                                                                   
     policy owner dividends.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 28 AS  21.79.070(l) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language by adding the term "member insurer."                                                                              
     Sec.  29  AS  21.79.080(c)  is amended  to  require  the                                                                   
     association  board to  adopt  a plan  of operation  that                                                                   
     includes                                                                                                                   
     (1) procedures  for removing a  member of the  board for                                                                   
     cause,  including procedures  for removing  a member  of                                                                   
     the board  who becomes an  impair or insolvent  insurer,                                                                   
     and   (2)  policies   and   procedures  for   addressing                                                                   
     conflicts of interest.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 30  AS 21.79.090(b)  is amended  to conform  to the                                                                   
     model language by replacing the term "insurance" with                                                                      
     the term "business."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 31 AS  21.79.090(c) is amended to (1)  clarify that                                                                   
     only a  final action of the  board may be  appealed, and                                                                   
     (2) increase  the time by which  an appeal may  be taken                                                                   
     from 30  days to 60  days after the  date the notice  of                                                                   
     the board's action is mailed.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 32 AS  21.79.090(d) is amended to clarify  that the                                                                   
     liquidator,   rehabilitator,   or  conservator   of   an                                                                   
     insolvent insurer  may notify all interested  persons of                                                                   
     the effect of AS 21.79.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  33  AS  21.79.100(a)  is amended  to  require  the                                                                   
     director   to   notify   other    insurance   regulatory                                                                   
     officials  in the country  when issuing  orders for  the                                                                   
     security of contract owners and certificate holders.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  34  AS  21.79.100(e)   is  amended  to  allow  the                                                                   
     director to seek the association board's advice and                                                                        
     recommendations   as  to  the  financial   condition  of                                                                   
     hospital and medical service corporations and HMOs.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  35  AS  21.79.100(f)  is  amended  to  enable  the                                                                   
     association  board to make  reports and  recommendations                                                                   
     to the  director relating  to the  solvency of  hospital                                                                   
     and medical service corporations and HMOs.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 36 AS  21.79.100(h) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language by using the term "member insurer."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  37 AS  21.79.110(c) is  amended to  add the  words                                                                   
     "or  contract,"   as  is   consistent  with  the   model                                                                   
     language.                                                                                                                  
     Sec. 38  AS 21.79.110(d) is  amended to expand  the list                                                                   
     of  those  situations  where   the  court  may  or  must                                                                   
     consider   the  contributions   of   the  parties   when                                                                   
     distributing ownership rights.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 39 AS  21.79.110(e) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language by using the term "member insurer."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 40 AS  21.79.110(f) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language  by  using  the  term   "member  insurer,"  and                                                                   
     adding the words "or contract" after "policy."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 41  AS 21.79.140 is amended  to (1) clarify  that a                                                                   
     cause  of  action  may  not   arise  for  an  action  or                                                                   
     omission   of  the  association   and  its  agents   and                                                                   
     employees,  members of  the Board  of Governors,  member                                                                   
     insurers, and  agents and employees of  member insurers,                                                                   
     and the  director of the  division of insurance  and the                                                                   
     director's  representatives in  performing their  duties                                                                   
     under  AS 21.79,  and (2)  extend the  immunity to  such                                                                   
     entities'  participation in  an organization  of one  or                                                                   
     more  state  associations  of similar  purposes  and  to                                                                   
     that organization and its agents or employees.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 42  AS 21.79.150  is amended to  extend the  time a                                                                   
     proceeding  involving   an  insolvent  insurer   may  be                                                                   
     stayed  from 60 days  to 180  days after  the date  of a                                                                   
     final   order   of   liquidation,   rehabilitation,   or                                                                   
     conservation   in  order   to   allow  the   association                                                                   
     additional time  to exercise a power or  duty authorized                                                                   
     under AS 21.79.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 43 AS  21.79.160(a) is amended to clarify  that the                                                                   
     section does not apply to entities that do not sell or                                                                     
     solicit  coverage  by  a  hospital  or  medical  service                                                                   
     corporation or coverage by an HMO; conforms to model                                                                       
     language  by replacing the  term "insurer" with  "member                                                                   
     insurer."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 44 AS  21.79.160(b) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language  by  including  the   terms  "member,"  "policy                                                                   
     owner,"  "contract  owner,"  "certificate  holder,"  and                                                                   
     "enrollee."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 45 AS  21.79.160(c) is amended to conform  to model                                                                   
     language  by  including  the   words  "member,"  "policy                                                                   
     owner,"  "contract  owner,"   and  "certificate  owner."                                                                   
     Prohibits  hospital or medical  service corporations  or                                                                   
     HMOs  from using the  existence of  the association  for                                                                   
     sales,   solicitation,   or   inducement   to   purchase                                                                   
     insurance.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  46 AS  21.79.900(5) amends  the  term "called"  to                                                                   
     (1) mean  a notice  has been  mailed by the  association                                                                   
     to  member   insurers  requiring   that  an   authorized                                                                   
     assessment  be  paid within  the  time  set out  in  the                                                                   
     notice, and  (2) include  that an authorized  assessment                                                                   
     becomes   "called"  when   notice  is   mailed  by   the                                                                   
     association.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  47 AS  21.79.900(6) amends  the term  "contractual                                                                   
     obligation"  to clarify  that the term  only applies  to                                                                   
     an obligation  for which coverage  is provided  under AS                                                                   
     21.79.020(a), (b), (d), and (e).                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  48  AS  21.79.900(7)   amends  the  term  "covered                                                                   
     policy" to include "covered contract."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  49  AS  21.79.900(10)   amends  the  term  "member                                                                   
     insurer" to include a hospital or medical service                                                                          
     corporation licensed  under AS 21.87, and  includes even                                                                   
     those  whose license  or  certificate  of authority  has                                                                   
     been suspended,  revoked, not  reviewed, or  voluntarily                                                                   
     withdrawn.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  50  AS  21.79.900(12)  is amended  to  conform  to                                                                   
     model language  by changing  the term "owner"  in regard                                                                   
     to  a  policy or  contract  to  "policyholder,"  "policy                                                                   
     owner," and "contract owner."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  51   AS  21.79.900(13)   amends  the  term   "plan                                                                   
     sponsor" to clarify that the term applies to groups of                                                                     
     representatives  of  parties,  similar  to two  or  more                                                                   
     employers, or  jointly by one or more employers  and one                                                                   
     or   more  employee   organizations,   an   association,                                                                   
     committee, or  joint board of trustees who  establish or                                                                   
     maintain the benefit plan.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 52  AS 21.79.900(14) amends  the term "premium"  to                                                                   
     clarify that assessable premium may not be reduced                                                                         
     on account  of AS 21.79.020(c)(4)  relating to  interest                                                                   
     limitations   and  limitations   with  respect  to   one                                                                   
     individual, one participant, and one contract owner.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 53 AS  21.79.900(15) conforms to model  language by                                                                   
     amending the definition of "receivership court" and                                                                        
     uses the term "member insurer" in place of "insurer."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 54 AS  21.79.900(16) amends the term  "resident" to                                                                   
     delete language considered unnecessary under state                                                                         
     drafting conventions.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 55 AS  21.79.900(19) amends the  term "supplemental                                                                   
     contract" to mean a written agreement entered into                                                                         
     for  the distribution  of proceeds  under life,  health,                                                                   
     or annuity policy or contract benefits.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 56  AS 21.79.900 is  amended to add new  paragraphs                                                                   
     to define the terms "health benefit plan", "election                                                                       
     date"  and "extra  contractual  claim".  The section  is                                                                   
     also amended to define "published monthly average",                                                                        
     previously defined under AS 21.79.020(f).                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 57  AS 21.86.260(a)  is amended  to apply AS  21.79                                                                   
     to HMOs.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 58 AS  21.87.340 is amended to add AS  21.79 to the                                                                   
     list  of statutory  provisions which  apply to  hospital                                                                   
     and medical service corporations.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 59 Repeals the following provisions                                                                                   
        • AS 21.79.020(f) defining "published monthly                                                                           
          average" as the definition is moved under AS                                                                          
          21.79.900.                                                                                                            
        • AS 21.060(c) is repealed as the provision no                                                                          
          longer is in the model language.                                                                                      
        • AS 21.79.060(e)   (j) are repealed as these                                                                           
          provisions    have    been    relocated    to    AS                                                                   
          21.79.060(d).                                                                                                         
        • AS 21.79.060(u)   (x) are repealed as these                                                                           
          provisions      have     been     relocated      to                                                                   
          AS21.79.060(aa).                                                                                                      
        • AS 21.79.110(e) is repealed as unnecessary                                                                            
          because the state has adopted Section 602 of the                                                                      
          NAIC Insurers Receivership Model Act (MDL 555)(AS                                                                     
          21.78.325).                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
         Sec. 60 Provides for an uncodified new section                                                                         
      outlining the timing of when the director may adopt                                                                       
     regulations.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       Sec. 61 Provides that section 60 of the Act takes                                                                        
     effect immediately.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 62 Provides a July 1, 2018 effective date.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:57:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD referred  to Section 7  and asked                                                              
about the liability amount.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WING-HEIER  answered the  liability  amount  is $300,000  for                                                              
disability income  as defined, and $300,000 for  long-term care is                                                              
new.   She said it  was clarifying that  the limit is  specific to                                                              
long-term care.    She  added the last  two limits  are increasing                                                              
from  $100  [thousand]  to  $250   [thousand],  which  is  what  a                                                              
consumer could  collect, provided as  funded if their  policy were                                                              
with an insolvent insurer.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO summarized  that  the aim  is  to catch  up with  late                                                              
adopted  changes  to the  model  law.    He added  long-term  care                                                              
insolvency is a big issue.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:08:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DONALD THOMAS, Administrator  and Counsel, Alaska  Life and Health                                                              
Insurance Guarantee  Association, testified  in the hearing  on HB                                                              
403.  He  said that during the  past 8 years, he has  been engaged                                                              
in  efforts  to  have  the  Guarantee  Association's  Organic  Act                                                              
updated.   He explained HB 403  would give the board  of governors                                                              
the tools  to affect  the purposes  of the  Association's  Act. He                                                              
underlined  the board is  operating under  outdated rules  and has                                                              
had to  incur expenses  that could  have been  avoided had  it not                                                              
been operating  under an outdated  system.   He said HB  403 would                                                              
ensure functional  consistency within  the nationwide  state-based                                                              
guarantee system.   He  added it is  important as presently  there                                                              
is no health  or life insurance  domesticated in Alaska.   He said                                                              
with  HB 403  there is  an increased  likelihood  that Alaska  law                                                              
will be applied to Alaska policyholders.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:10:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANA-LEE  PRUITT, Regional  Vice  President,  American Council  of                                                              
Life  Insurers  (ACLI), testified  in  support  of  HB 403.    She                                                              
stated  the  American  Council   of  Life  Insurers  (ACLI)  is  a                                                              
national  trade  association  representing  around  290  companies                                                              
which offer  life insurance annuities,  long term  care insurance,                                                              
disability  income insurance,  and  reinsurance.   She added  ACLI                                                              
has  219  members  licensed  to  do business  in  Alaska,  and  96                                                              
percent  of all  life  insurance and  annuity  payments to  Alaska                                                              
citizens  are  made by  ACLI  member  companies. She  stated  ACLI                                                              
supports  the bill.   She  informed  HB 403  would better  protect                                                              
insured residents  of Alaska in  the unlikely event of  an insurer                                                              
insolvency  by  amending  the Alaska  Life  and  Health  Insurance                                                              
Guaranty  Association Act  to incorporate  amendments made  to the                                                              
National Association  of Insurance  Commissioners ("NAIC")  Life &                                                              
Health Insurance  Guaranty Association  Model Act, upon  which the                                                              
Alaska Act is based.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PRUITT  said  HB  403  would  increase  coverage  limits  for                                                              
individuals   covered  by   unallocated   annuity  contracts   and                                                              
structured  settlement annuities  from  $100,000  to $250,000  and                                                              
make the  Alaska Act functionally  consistent with the  NAIC Model                                                              
Act.  Forty-five  states  have   already  amended  their  guaranty                                                              
association  laws  to achieve  functional  consistency,  which  is                                                              
critical  to  ensuring  multi-state insolvencies  are  handled  as                                                              
quickly and  efficiently as possible  and policyholder  claims are                                                              
treated  similarly,  regardless   of  a  policyholder's  state  of                                                              
residence.   She underlined that  lack of consistency  among state                                                              
guaranty  association   statutes  has   led  to  unnecessary   and                                                              
expensive litigation  in the past, which can  delay claim payments                                                              
and divert resources from protecting policyholders.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. PRUITT  stated  HB 403 would  also help  ensure the  continued                                                              
sustainability of  the state-based guaranty association  system in                                                              
the event  of the insolvency  of a  carrier that writes  long-term                                                              
care  insurance.   She  said the  current  assessment formula  for                                                              
long-term  care insurance  insolvencies  is  not sustainable.  The                                                              
newly-revised  NAIC Model  Act  and HB  403  would distribute  the                                                              
assessments  for  long-term  care   insurance  insolvencies  among                                                              
companies  writing  life, health,  annuity  products.  Regulators,                                                              
insurers, consumer representatives and experts in the insurance                                                                 
receivership  community worked together  for over  a year  to make                                                              
these critical  changes to  the NAIC Model  Act. She added  HB 403                                                              
would help ensure the Alaska Act  which was created to protect                                                                  
consumers  and act  as a safety  net in  the event  of an  insurer                                                              
insolvency     remains  stable,   fair,  and  sustainable  through                                                              
sufficient assessment capacity.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PRUITT said  there are  a few  minor  revisions required  and                                                              
ACLI is in  discussion with Ms.  Wing-Heier and her staff  to make                                                              
sure  the  revisions comply  with  Alaska's  legislative  drafting                                                              
conventions.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:14:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO opened testimony on HB 403.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO held over HB 403.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        HB 401-INSURANCE; REINSURANCE;VALUATION; CREDITS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:14:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO announced  that the  next order of  business would  be                                                              
HOUSE BILL  NO. 401,  "An Act relating  to insurance;  relating to                                                              
credit  for   reinsurance;  insurance   standard  valuation;   and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:14:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER,  Director, Division  of Insurance,  Department of                                                              
Commerce, Community  & Economic Development (DCCED),  testified in                                                              
the hearing on HB 401. She explained that insurers use re-                                                                      
insurers  to back  their  ability to  pay  claims.   She said  re-                                                              
insurers come from  out of the country and the  state doesn't have                                                              
the authority to  examine financials and accreditation  of foreign                                                              
reinsurers doing  business in Alaska.   She described  the covered                                                              
agreement stating  insurers don't  have to  pledge 100  percent of                                                              
every loss to back  the loss. She said the NAIC  has adopted newer                                                              
standards to ensure claims get paid.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:18:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO noted  issues regarding  legislative  drafting of  the                                                              
proposed bill.   He  asked Ms. Wing-Heier  to share  the direction                                                              
the proposed bill would be going.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:19:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KNOPP  asked  whether   the  federal   government                                                              
addresses what the state was attempting.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WING-HEIER   said,  "Yes  and  no."  She   said  the  federal                                                              
government  has  challenged  the   states  to  pass  the  bill  as                                                              
amended.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   KITO   noted   that   the    states   regulate   insurance                                                              
individually.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WING-HEIER  answered,   hat  is  true.    She  explained  the                                                              
division values  state-based regulation  as what works  for Alaska                                                              
won't work  for other  states.   She added state-based  regulation                                                              
has worked for 150 years.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:21:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  why there  is a  shortage of  American                                                              
companies in reinsurance.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER answered  there are lots of  domesticated insurance                                                              
companies but  sometimes the risks  are so big that  the companies                                                              
can't  get  enough  re-insurance   to  cover  the  entire  payment                                                              
required.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:22:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANA-LEE  PRUITT, Regional  Vice  President,  American Council  of                                                              
Life  Insurers, testified  in  support  of HB  401.  She said  the                                                              
proposed  bill  would  repeal  and   reenact  portions  of  Alaska                                                              
statute governing  credit for reinsurance, making  them consistent                                                              
with NAIC model  law which has been revised twice  in recent years                                                              
to modernize reinsurance  regulations in the U.S.   She added that                                                              
HB 401  would govern  the circumstances  under which the  Division                                                              
of  Insurance  would allow  a  life  insurer  to take  credit  for                                                              
reinsurance  in  its  financial   statements  as  an  asset  or  a                                                              
reduction from liability.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PRUITT  stated the  second  section  of  HB 401  would  amend                                                              
Alaska's  valuation law  to be  consistent  with NIAC's  valuation                                                              
law.    She  explained life  insurers  set  aside  capital  called                                                              
"reserves"  to ensure  they will  be  able to  pay future  claims.                                                              
She stated that  until recently, the formula for  calculating life                                                              
insurance reserves was  a "one size fits all" approach.   She said                                                              
in 2017  a new system called  principle-based reserving  (PBR) was                                                              
enacted  in nearly  every state.  She explained  PBR ensures  that                                                              
reserves  match   the  actual  risk  assumed  by   insurers.    To                                                              
implement  PBR, state legislatures  must  enact both the  standard                                                              
valuation  law approved  by the  NAIC  in 2009  and the  revisions                                                              
made  to  the NAIC  standard  non-forfeiture  law  in 2012.    She                                                              
stated  HB 401  includes  the revisions  to  both  those laws  and                                                              
would be a major  step forward in the process of  implementing PBR                                                              
in Alaska.  She  stated there are one or two  minor revisions that                                                              
need to be finalized.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:24:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO asked about the principles of PBR.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:25:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER  said the second part  of the bill deals  with PBR.                                                              
She  said life  insurers have  always had  a "one  size fits  all"                                                              
approach to  how reserves are set.   She remarked the  approach is                                                              
somewhat antiquated.   She added PBR will allow the  state to look                                                              
at  the  risks  that  insurance  companies  have  taken  on  in  a                                                              
different manner.   She stated the industry supports  the proposal                                                              
because  it  allows  for  an  accurate   portrayal  of  the  risks                                                              
insurers are taking on.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:26:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   KITO  clarified   that  PBR   stood  for   principle-based                                                              
reserves.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:26:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  whether  the proposal  was  akin to  a                                                              
credit check on the insurance companies.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER answered in the affirmative.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:27:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO opened public testimony on HB 401.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO held over HB 401.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:27:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:27 p.m. to 4:29 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^Presentation: Update of the 2020 Census Operations                                                                             
       Presentation: Update of the 2020 Census Operations                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
4:29:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO announced  that the final order of business  would be a                                                              
presentation on  "Update of the  2020 Census Operations"  by James                                                              
Christy,  Regional  Director,  Los  Angeles  Regional  Office,  US                                                              
Census Bureau.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:29:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES CHRISTY,  Regional Director,  US Census Bureau,  presented a                                                              
PowerPoint on the "2020 Census Update &                                                                                         
Overview."  He provided a brief history of the US Census.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   BIRCH    asked   whether   the    census   counts                                                              
undocumented people in the United States.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CHRISTY  answered  the  language  in  the  U.S.  Constitution                                                              
states the census  counts the actual amount of people  in the U.S.                                                              
He said  the census  counts everyone  that is  living in  the U.S.                                                              
regardless of citizenship status.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  mentioned Alaska  only has one  [U.S.] House                                                              
Representative.   He  remarked  there are  a  lot of  undocumented                                                              
individuals  in  California and  if  they  are counted,  then  the                                                              
number  of  representatives would  increase.    He asked  how  the                                                              
calculation is reconciled.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY  described the  apportionment  process.  He  explained                                                              
there is  an algorithm.   He added some  states will have  a small                                                              
population  threshold.     He  said,  "It's  the   laws  of  equal                                                              
proportions."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:33:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked to receive the information.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  reminded that  Alaska is a  beneficiary of  the system                                                              
and  has  more representation  than  would  strictly  be  entitled                                                              
according to the calculation.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:35:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked whether  the number of  representatives                                                              
has gone up.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY answered the number has been 435 for some time.  He                                                                 
informed that Congress could add to that.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:35:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY addressed slide 2, "Why We Do a Census":                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
        • Article 1, Section 2 of the US Constitution                                                                           
          -  The  actual  Enumeration shall  be  made  within                                                                   
          three  Years   after  the  first  Meeting   of  the                                                                   
          Congress  of the  United States,  and within  every                                                                   
          subsequent  Term of  ten Years,  in such Manner  as                                                                   
          they shall by Law direct.                                                                                             
        • Key Purpose is Apportioning the US House of                                                                           
          Representatives                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:36:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY spoke to slide 3, "Local Update of Census Addresses                                                                 
(LUCA)":                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
        • What is LUCA?                                                                                                         
        • Why Participate in LUCA?                                                                                              
        • Who can Participate in LUCA?                                                                                          
          - States                                                                                                              
          - Counties                                                                                                            
          - Incorporated places (Cities, towns)                                                                                 
        - Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native                                                                         
          Regions                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY explained there had been a series of workshops                                                                      
and training programs about LUCA in Alaska.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:38:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY addressed "LUCA Status for Alaska" on slides 4 and                                                                  
5.                                                                                                                              
        • July 2017                                                                                                             
          - Invitation mailing to highest elected official                                                                      
          and working contacts                                                                                                  
        • October/ November 2017                                                                                                
          - In person trainings and Alaska specific                                                                             
        webinars hosted by the Alaska State Data Center                                                                         
          - Reminder letter mailing                                                                                             
        • December/January 2018                                                                                                 
          - Targeted contacts by SDC and Regional office to                                                                     
          large governments                                                                                                     
        - Email reminders and closeouts to all contacts                                                                         
          - Reminder and closeout mailing                                                                                       
        • 30  percent   of    Governments    participating,                                                                     
          including the                                                                                                         
          State of Alaska                                                                                                       
        • 100 percent of the population is covered though                                                                       
          the                                                                                                                   
          participation by the State of Alaska                                                                                  
        • 89 percent of the population is covered though                                                                        
          Boroughs/Alaska Native Regions/cities                                                                                 
        • Next steps                                                                                                            
          - Materials produced and delivered though April                                                                       
          2018                                                                                                                  
          - 23 percent of participants have received their                                                                      
          materials                                                                                                             
          - 120-day calendar review period                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:38:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD asked whether the census uses                                                                   
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
staff to connect homes, names and places.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY answered the question would be addressed in a                                                                       
subsequent slide.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:39:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY spoke to slide 6, "Area Census Office (ACO) in                                                                      
Anchorage, AK":                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        • There are a total of 248 Area Census Offices in                                                                       
          the nation.                                                                                                           
        • Anchorage ACO is scheduled to open in Jan 2019 to                                                                     
          support the 2020 Census field operations                                                                              
        • Address Canvassing in the fall of 2019                                                                                
        • Remote Alaska enumeration                                                                                             
        • Non-response Follow up in early summer of 2020                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:40:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY explained "How we do the Census" on slide 7:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     1. Advance Notice:                                                                                                         
        • 2/3 will get mailing                                                                                                  
        • 1/4 will get mail delivery                                                                                            
     2. Online response - expecting 60 percent  70 percent                                                                      
     will respond online                                                                                                        
     3. Will hire staff to follow-up on non-response                                                                            
     4. #1 doesn't equal to 100 percent                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY described "Remote AK/Other Populations" on slide 8.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Special operation to count people in the remote areas                                                                      
     of Alaska (see map)                                                                                                        
        • Conducted in January  April 2020                                                                                      
       - First person in the 2020 Census will be counted                                                                        
     in Alaska!                                                                                                                 
        • Military                                                                                                              
          - Conducted incorporation with the Dept. of                                                                           
     Defense                                                                                                                    
          - Most captured administratively                                                                                      
        • Other Populations                                                                                                     
          - Group Quarters                                                                                                      
          - Homeless                                                                                                            
          - Transitory locations                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:45:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO asked about efforts to count the homeless.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY  explained that  the census takers  tend to  count the                                                              
homeless  population  over 2  to  3  days.   He  said  they go  to                                                              
shelters and count  people who are there overnight.  He added they                                                              
also  look for  mobile  services such  as  meals in  a  park.   He                                                              
stated  the third  activity is  to identify  the street  locations                                                              
where people are  sleeping.  He underlined the  enumerators do not                                                              
wake people up but do attempt to  ensure the counts are accurate.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  asked how  soon the information  is publicly                                                              
available after the information is gathered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY  answered the  date is  in statute.   He informed  the                                                              
data is delivered  to the President for purposes  of apportionment                                                              
by December  31, 2020.  He  added his department likes  to deliver                                                              
before that  date.  He  said the office  will also deliver  to the                                                              
governor and to  the senate and house leadership of  each state by                                                              
April 1, 2021, for the purposes of the redistricting process.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:48:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY moved to slide 9, "Recruiting, Hiring, & Staffing,                                                                  
Anchorage ACO positions":                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        • Summer 2018                                                                                                           
          - ACO Management (approx. 10)                                                                                         
        • Fall 2018                                                                                                             
           - ACO office staff, Recruiting Assistants                                                                            
     (approx.  25)                                                                                                              
          - Partnership Specialists (TBD)                                                                                       
        • Spring 2019                                                                                                           
          - Address Canvassing field staff (300 plus)                                                                           
          - Remote Alaska field staff (TBD)                                                                                     
        • Fall 2019                                                                                                             
          - Non-Response Follow-Up field staff (TBD)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR.   CHRISTY   continued   to    describe   the   recruiting                                                                   
information on slide 10:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
        • Online application (Paper Alternative)                                                                                
        • Competitive pay rates                                                                                                 
        • Qualifications                                                                                                        
          - U.S Citizen                                                                                                         
          - Pass a background check                                                                                             
          - Veteran's Preference                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:49:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY address the "Census Partnership and Engagement                                                                      
Program (CPEP)" on slides 11 and 12:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
        • Goals                                                                                                                 
          - Improve public cooperation                                                                                          
          - Leverage existing networks and "trusted voices"                                                                     
         - Focus on communities who are less likely to                                                                          
          respond                                                                                                               
          - Formation of Complete Count Committees                                                                              
          - Support operational efforts                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
        • Partnership Specialist stationed in Alaska since                                                                      
          10/2016                                                                                                               
        • Met with tribes and Alaska Native Regional                                                                            
          governments to promote LUCA and build contact                                                                         
          lists                                                                                                                 
        • Continue working with partners/stakeholders to                                                                        
          promote the important of the 2020 Census                                                                              
        • Continue to expand and increase our partnership                                                                       
          presence in Alaska                                                                                                    
        • Alaska Working Group is a great example!                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:52:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD   remarked  that  she  found  the                                                              
census  takers in  the previous  census "very  pushy," and  "quite                                                              
intrusive."   She asked whether  there was a format  for answering                                                              
basic questions  without contributing  to data-driven  information                                                              
for [Washington] D.C. statistics.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHRISTY  answered that for the  2020 census the  subjects have                                                              
been submitted  to Congress.   He added  there are other  programs                                                              
that  are  more in-depth.    He  said the  upcoming  census  would                                                              
involve only seven questions.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:55:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further business  before the committee,  the House                                                              
Labor and  Commerce Standing  Committee meeting  was adjourned  at                                                              
4:55 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB80 Ver O.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
SB 80
HB 401 Transmittal Letter 3.6.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 401
HB 401 Fiscal Note-DCCED DOI 3.6.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 401
HB 401 ver A 3.6.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 401
HB 401 Sectional 3.6.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 401
HB157-403 Summary of Changes 3.13.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 157
HB403 Sectional Analysis 3.13.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 403
HB403 Sponsor Statement 3.13.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 403
HB403 Fiscal Note DCCED DOI 3.9.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 403
HB403 version D.PDF HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 403
HB403 Sponsor Statement 3.13.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 403
HLAC Update on 2020 Census Operation 3.12.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
Presentation Census
SB080 Letters of Support 3.15.18.pdf HL&C 3/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
SB 80