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2014-03-10 Senate Journal

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2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1911
SB 145                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 145 "An Act relating to the Teachers' Retirement                                                                
System, the Judicial Retirement System, and the Public Employees'                                                               
Retirement System for qualified military service; relating to the                                                               
definition of 'veteran' for purposes of housing, eligibility for veterans'                                                      
loans, and preferences in state employment hiring; and providing for                                                            
an effective date" was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1912
Senator Wielechowski moved that the bill be returned to second                                                                  
reading for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being                                                                     
Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second                                                             
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 4, following "hiring;":                                                                                          
     Insert "providing for home and community-based waiver                                                                    
services under Medicaid for children of military service                                                                      
members;"                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 9, following line 10:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 10. AS 47.07.045 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (c)  If a child who is financially dependent on a military                                                            
     service member is eligible for home and community-based                                                                    
     services while physically present in the state, the department shall                                                       
     provide for home and community-based services when the child                                                               
     returns to the state as though the child had remained in the state if                                                      
     the military service member provides proof acceptable to the                                                               
     department that                                                                                                            
              (1)  the member has maintained residency in the state for                                                         
     the period of eligibility; proof under this paragraph must include                                                         
     official military personnel records;                                                                                       
              (2)  the member and the dependent child are physically                                                            
     present in the state and intend to reside permanently in the state                                                         
     while receiving the home and community-based services;                                                                     
              (3)  the member returned to the state within 18 months                                                            
     after separating from military service; and                                                                                
              (4)  the member's dependent child is not eligible for                                                             
     coverage of home and community-based services under another                                                                
     health insurance plan.                                                                                                     
          (d)  In (c) of this section, "military" means the armed forces of                                                     
     the United States, the United States Coast Guard, or the Alaska                                                            
     National Guard."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1913
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Coghill objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, French, Gardner, Hoffman, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Fairclough, Giessel, Huggins,                                                                  
Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stevens                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bishop, Ellis, Stedman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 145 was automatically in third reading.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 145 "An Act relating                                                                 
to the Teachers' Retirement System, the Judicial Retirement System,                                                             
and the Public Employees' Retirement System for qualified military                                                              
service; relating to the definition of 'veteran' for purposes of housing,                                                       
eligibility for veterans' loans, and preferences in state employment                                                            
hiring; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                         
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French, Gardner,                                                             
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bishop, Ellis, Stedman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 145 passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1914
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.