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2016-04-08 Senate Journal

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SB 154                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 154(STA) "An Act relating to special                                                                     
registration plates commemorating the Blood Bank of Alaska" was                                                                 
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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 2, following "Alaska":                                                                                           
     Insert "; and relating to a veteran's designation on an                                                                  
identification card or a driver's license for Hmong veterans and                                                              
Lao veterans"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Section 1. AS 18.65.310(l) is amended to read:                                                                             

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          (l)  At the request of the person, the department shall provide                                                       
     a veteran designation and United States flag replica on an                                                                 
     identification card identifying the person as a retired veteran, [OR]                                                  
     a veteran of the armed forces of the United States discharged                                                              
     under honorable conditions, or a Hmong veteran or Lao veteran                                                          
     who served in military operations in support of the United                                                             
     States in the Kingdom of Laos between February 28, 1961,                                                               
     and May 15, 1975. The department may not charge a fee solely                                                           
     for the designation. To receive a veteran designation, the person                                                          
     shall provide proof of veteran status that shows the person is                                                             
     retired, was [OR] discharged under honorable conditions, or is a                                                   
     Hmong veteran or Lao veteran. The department shall consult                                                             
     with the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs to                                                               
     determine the proof necessary to show that a person is a                                                               
     Hmong veteran or Lao veteran. With the approval of the person,                                                         
     the department shall make available to the Department of Military                                                          
     and Veterans' Affairs the name and address of a person receiving a                                                         
     veteran designation under this subsection. Notwithstanding (a) of                                                          
     this section, the department may charge a fee of $5 for                                                                    
     replacement of a valid identification card with a new identification                                                       
     card with a veteran designation."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                       
     Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 4. AS 28.15.111(c) is amended to read:                                                                                
          (c)  At the request of an applicant, the department shall                                                             
     provide a veteran designation and United States flag replica on a                                                          
     license identifying the driver as a retired veteran, [OR] a veteran                                                    
     of the armed forces of the United States discharged under                                                                  
     honorable conditions, or a Hmong veteran or Lao veteran who                                                            
     served in military operations in support of the United States in                                                       
     the Kingdom of Laos between February 28, 1961, and May 15,                                                             
     1975. The department may not charge a fee solely for the                                                               
     designation. To receive a veteran designation, the driver shall                                                            

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     make available proof of veteran status that shows that the person                                                          
     is retired, was [OR] discharged under honorable conditions, or is                                                  
     a Hmong veteran or Lao veteran. The department shall                                                                   
     consult with the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                          
     to determine the proof necessary to show that a person is a                                                            
     Hmong veteran or Lao veteran. With the approval of the                                                                 
     applicant, the department shall make available to the Department                                                           
     of Military and Veterans' Affairs the name and address of a driver                                                         
     receiving a veteran designation under this subsection. The                                                                 
     department may charge a fee of $5 for replacement of a valid                                                               
     driver's license with a new license with a veteran designation. A                                                          
     replacement license with a veteran designation issued for $5 under                                                         
     this subsection shall retain the expiration date of the license it                                                         
     replaces."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Stoltze objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 154(STA)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman,                                                                   
Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Olson                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 154(STA) was automatically in third                                                                      
reading.