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2012-04-15 House Journal

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2012-04-15                     House Journal                      Page 2476
SB 74                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE BILL NO. 74                                                                                                         
     "An Act requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum                                                                   
     disorders, describing the method for establishing a covered                                                                
     treatment plan for those disorders, and defining the covered                                                               
     treatment for those disorders; and providing for an effective date."                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Austerman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                 
the following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original                                                           
bill:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RLS)                                                                                       
     (same title)                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Keller, Johnson,                                                                 
Millett, Dick, Herron, Miller, Kerttula, Saddler, Guttenberg, Pruitt,                                                           
Gara, and Kawasaki:                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3, following "disorders;" (title amendment):                                                                     
     Insert "establishing the Comprehensive Autism Early                                                                      
Diagnosis and Treatment Task Force;"                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, following line 2:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                            
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   

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     AUTISM TASK FORCE. (a) The Comprehensive Autism Early                                                                      
Diagnosis and Treatment Task Force is created in the legislative                                                                
branch for the purpose of making recommendations for the                                                                        
development of a statewide comprehensive plan to support early                                                                  
diagnosis and treatment of autism and studying the effects of the                                                               
state's providing insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.                                                              
     (b)  The task force consists of nine members who, except for those                                                         
in (1) and (2) of this subsection, shall be appointed jointly by the                                                            
President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of                                                                         
Representatives as follows:                                                                                                     
         (1)  one senator selected by the President of the Senate, who                                                          
shall serve as co-chair;                                                                                                        
         (2)  one representative selected by the Speaker of the House                                                           
of Representatives, who shall serve as co-chair;                                                                                
         (3)  one member representing mental health service providers;                                                          
         (4)  one member from the Governor's Council on Disabilities;                                                           
         (5)  the commissioner of health and social services or the                                                             
commissioner's designee;                                                                                                        
         (6)  the commissioner of administration or the commissioner's                                                          
designee;                                                                                                                       
         (7)  the director of the division of insurance, Department of                                                          
Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, or the director's                                                                
designee;                                                                                                                       
         (8)  one member representing a private insurance provider                                                              
who offers health-insurance-related services in the state; and                                                                  
         (9)  one parent or guardian of an autistic child.                                                                      
     (c)  The task force shall, not later than January 15, 2013, submit a                                                       
report to the legislature and the Governor. The report must include                                                             
         (1)  policy options to achieve a comprehensive autism                                                                  
spectrum disorder early diagnosis and treatment program that results                                                            
in coverage to the greatest number of residents in the state;                                                                   
         (2)  recommendations to the legislature and the Governor that                                                          
include draft legislation required to achieve the policy options                                                                
proposed by the task force;                                                                                                     
         (3)  an evaluation of the fiscal effect of the policy options                                                          
proposed by the task force that includes a five-year projection of both                                                         
public sector and private sector costs and expenditures;                                                                        
         (4)  an analysis of how the implementation of P.L. 111-148                                                             
(Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) is expected to affect the                                                          
options, recommendations, and fiscal evaluations of the task force.                                                             

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     (d)  The task force shall meet as needed during the interim                                                                
following the Second Regular Session in 2012.                                                                                   
     (e)  The task force may request administrative and technical                                                               
support from the Department of Education and Early Development.                                                                 
     (f)  Members of the task force shall serve without compensation                                                            
but are entitled to per diem and travel expenses authorized for boards                                                          
and commissions under AS 39.20.180.                                                                                             
     (g)  The task force terminates on January 15, 2013, unless                                                                 
extended."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, following line 7:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 4. Section 2 of this Act takes effect immediately under                                                               
AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 8:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "This"                                                                                                              
     Insert "Except as provided in sec. 4 of this Act, this"                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Keller moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gardner objected.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Saddler moved and asked unanimous consent that he                                                                
be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.                                                            
Objection was heard, and Representative Saddler was required to vote.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 74(RLS)                                                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0  VACANT:  1                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Austerman, Chenault, Cissna, Costello, Dick, Doogan,                                                                     
Edgmon, Fairclough, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                                                 
Hawker, Herron, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Keller,                                                             
Kerttula, Lynn, Miller, Millett, Munoz, Neuman, Olson, Petersen,                                                                
Pruitt, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Thompson, Tuck, P.Wilson,                                                             
T.Wilson                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Gardner                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted, and the new title follows:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RLS) am H                                                                                  
     "An Act requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum                                                                   
     disorders, describing the method for establishing a covered                                                                
     treatment plan for those disorders, and defining the covered                                                               
     treatment for those disorders, establishing the Comprehensive                                                              
     Autism Early Diagnosis and Treatment Task Force; and providing                                                             
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
 (HCR 37 - title change resolution)                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Johnson:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 29:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
         "(e)  The state shall comply with the coverage requirements in                                                         
     this section for a health care insurance plan provided to its                                                              
     employees to the extent permitted by state and federal law."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Reletter the following subsection accordingly.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Johnson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Johnson moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                     
withdraw Amendment No. 2.  There being no objection, it was so                                                                  
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Austerman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                 
HCS SB 74(RLS) am H be considered engrossed, advanced to third                                                                  
reading, and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was                                                         
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 74(RLS) am H was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Saddler moved and asked unanimous consent that he                                                                
be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.                                                            
Objection was heard, and Representative Saddler was required to vote.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HCS SB 74(RLS) am H pass the House?"                                                                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 74(RLS) am H                                                                                                             
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0  VACANT:  1                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Austerman, Chenault, Cissna, Costello, Dick, Doogan,                                                                     
Edgmon, Fairclough, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                    
Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule,                                                                   
Kawasaki, Kerttula, Lynn, Miller, Millett, Munoz, Neuman, Olson,                                                                
Petersen, Pruitt, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Thompson, Tuck                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Keller, P.Wilson, T.Wilson                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
And so, HCS SB 74(RLS) am H passed the House.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Austerman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                 
the roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                     
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with Rule 43(b) of the Uniform Rules, the Speaker                                                                 
announced that engrossment may be waived on the bills on today's                                                                
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Engrossment of HCS SB 74(RLS) am H was waived. It was signed by                                                                 
the Speaker and Chief Clerk and transmitted to the Senate with copies                                                           
of certified amendments attached.