BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM ) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
24.29.4315, relating to insurer reporting )
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 24, 2007, the Department of Labor and Industry (department) published MAR Notice No. 24-29-217 regarding the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule at page 633 of the 2007 Montana Administrative Register, issue no. 10.
2. On June 22, 2007, the department held a public hearing to consider the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule. In addition, a written comment was received before the comment deadline.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comment received. A summary of the comment received and the department's response are as follows:
COMMENT 1: The Montana State Fund commented that the amendment makes the rule clearer and more effective because the requirement that an employer must report its employer taxpayer identification number to its insurer is explicit. The Fund also commented that it believes this change will improve reporting compliance by insurers.
RESPONSE 1: The department acknowledges the comment.
4. The rule has been amended exactly as proposed.
/s/ MARK CADWALLADER /s/ KEITH KELLY
Mark Cadwallader Keith Kelly, Commissioner
Alternate Rule Reviewer DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Certified to the Secretary of State July 16, 2007