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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22
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HCR022......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
WORKER'S COMPENSATION - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and
complete a study of the worker's compensation system in the state of Idaho.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF THE WORKER'S COM-
4 PENSATION SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF IDAHO.
5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 WHEREAS, the worker's compensation system in the state of Idaho was first
7 enacted by the 1917 Legislature and was the first of the so-called social jus-
8 tice acts which embody a fundamental legal concept entirely different from the
9 common law;
10 WHEREAS, at the time the system was implemented, the workforce was heavily
12 WHEREAS, the laws on worker's compensation have been repeatedly amended in
13 an effort to maintain consistency with the prevailing practices and procedures
14 of the day;
15 WHEREAS, times have changed and the distribution of the workforce has
16 moved steadily away from agriculture, mining and logging and is now more ser-
17 vice and technology oriented;
18 WHEREAS, it becomes more imperative to ensure that there is a fair and
19 equitable collection of contributions from employers and distribution of bene-
20 fits to claimants;
21 WHEREAS, worker's compensation laws were last recodified thirty years ago;
22 WHEREAS, since that recodification inequities have again arisen and con-
23 tinue to be perpetuated;
24 WHEREAS, the time has come to review the system in its entirety, to objec-
25 tively scrutinize procedures, practices, contributions and benefits, and to
26 examine unintended results which have emerged over time and through multiple
27 amendments to this law.
28 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
29 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
30 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
31 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the state's worker's
32 compensation system as codified in Title 72 of the Idaho Code. The Legislative
33 Council shall determine the number of legislators and membership from each
34 house appointed to the committee and shall authorize the committee to receive
35 input, advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not
36 members of the legislature.
37 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
38 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
39 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be
40 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and
41 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
42 proposed legislation.
43 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
44 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the Second Regular Session
1 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This Bill authorizes the Legislative Council to appoint a
committee to study the Worker's Compensation System. It has been
thirty years since these laws were re-codified. This study will
look at changes that have taken place in the workplace and the
multiple amendments to the Worker's Compensation Laws. The intent
is to making the System better for workers and everyone else
involved in the System.
Study Committees cost approximately $6,000.00
Name: Tim Ridinger
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 2