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The “agreed bill” concept is a longstanding tradition of the Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). Under this concept, Council members agree to support the Council’s proposed changes in the Legislature and not to individually seek any changes to those proposals. The “agreed bill” process begins with the Council holding public hearings throughout the state. Testimony regarding amendments to the current statutes is taken from all interested sources, including representatives of labor, management, legal and health care professions, department staff and other interested parties. Testimony is summarized and presented to the Council in the form of specific amendments. The Council’s labor and management members negotiate the final amendment proposals. In order for any legislative proposals to be passed into the “agreed upon” bill process, the Council must pass it with unanimous agreement. Agreed bills must be approved by the Legislature and Governor to become law.