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June 8, 2015

A meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board was held on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. at the Office of the Chairman, 21 Oak Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT.

Agenda Topics

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
    1. Legislation Passed in 2015 Session
    2. Budget Update
    3. WCC Commissioner Renominations
    4. WCC Advisory Board Chairman
    5. WCC Advisory Board Vacancy
  3. Approval of Minutes (May 11, 2015)
  4. New Business
  5. Adjournment

Minutes

A regular meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Board was held on June 8, 2015 in the CRB Hearing Room at the Chairman’s Office, 21 Oak Street, Hartford, CT. The meeting convened at 10:10 a.m. with the following Board Members present: Rocco Calo, Ross Hollander, and Gregory Nokes. Also attending were WCC Chairman John Mastropietro, Michael Petosa and Connie Rue of the Workers’ Compensation Commission.

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Chairman Mastropietro welcomed the group.
  2. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
    1. Legislation - Chairman Mastropietro advised that none of the proposed bills relating to workers’ compensation passed during the 2015 Legislative Regular Session which ended on June 3, 2015.
    2. Budget Update - Chairman Mastropietro stated that the agency was not negatively impacted in the final budget that passed the Legislature.
    3. WCC Commissioner Renominations - Chairman Mastropietro stated that the Legislature failed to pass the Governor’s renominations of Commissioner John A. Mastropietro and Commissioner Scott A. Barton. Both renominations passed unanimously out of the Judiciary Committee on May 22, 2015. Discussion was held.
    4. Advisory Board Chairman - Chairman Mastropietro advised that Douglas Rinaldi chose not to take on the additional responsibility of Advisory Board Chairman. The Board will continue seeking a replacement for the vacancy left by former Advisory Board Chairman Gardner Wright’s retirement.
    5. Advisory Board Member Vacancy - Chairman Mastropietro advised that the Advisory Board vacancy remains open.
    6. Proposed Mediation Program - Chairman Mastropietro announced that the WCC Commissioners voted unanimously at their June 5, 2015 meeting to implement the new “Mediation” program on July 1, 2015. The announcement will be posted on the agency’s website.
  3. Adjournment
    1. A motion to adjourn was made by Ross Hollander and seconded by Greg Nokes. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
  4. Next Meeting
    1. The next meeting will be held on September 21, 2015.

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