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Sunset Workers' Compensation Classification Appeals Board

Concerning the continuation of the workers' compensation classification appeals board, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2021 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. Current law requires the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) to appoint 2 members to the workers' compensation classification appeals board who are salaried employees of an insurance company that issues workers' compensation insurance policies in this state or who are representatives of Pinnacol Assurance. The bill gives requires the commissioner the additional option to appoint: insurance agents to these 2 seats and

  • One member who is a salaried employee of an insurance company or a representative of Pinnacol Assurance; and
  • One member who is a salaried employee of an insurance company, a representative of Pinnacol Assurance, or an insurance agent.

The commissioner must not appoint representatives of Pinnacol Assurance to both positions. The bill also gives the commissioner the option to appoint an insurance agent to serve as an alternate member if one of the appointed members recuses himself or herself. The bill continues the workers' compensation classification appeals board until 2032.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. C. Kolker, Sen. K. Priola
Rep. S. Bird


Sen. R. Rodriguez


Rep. I. Jodeh, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet