Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/11/1993 03:00 PM L&C

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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  HB 203:  ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR WORKERS' COMP.                               
                                                                               
  Number 045                                                                   
                                                                               
  PAUL ARNOLDT, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION,                   
  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, gave an overview of the major issue's                   
  facing the division and some of the proposed solutions                       
  including the introduction of HB 203. (Mr. Arnoldt's written                 
  report is on file in the committee room until the end of                     
  session, at which time it will be sent to the Legislative                    
  Reference Library.)                                                          
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN HUDSON opened up the meeting to an informal round                   
  table discussion with members of the insurance industry,                     
  representatives of the state of Alaska, and businesses for                   
  further discussion regarding the major issues referenced by                  
  Mr. Arnoldt.  The group included:                                            
                                                                               
     Labor and Commerce Committee members                                      
     Paul Arnoldt, Director, Div. of Workers' Compensation,                    
                   Dept. of Labor                                              
     David Teal, Director, Div. of Administrative Services,                    
                   Dept. of Labor                                              
     Resa Jerrel, Lobbyist, National Federation Independent                    
                   Business                                                    
     Jay Frank, Insurance industry lobbyist                                    
     John George, Insurance industry lobbyist                                  
                                                                               
  Discussion ensued.  The group listed above agreed to                         
  continue the discussion at another location and time and                     
  report back to the committee.                                                
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN HUDSON adjourned the meeting at 5:35 p.m.                           

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