Legislature(2015 - 2016)BARNES 124

02/26/2015 08:00 AM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 47 PERS CONTRIBUTIONS BY MUNICIPALITIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HJR 3 CONGRESS:NATIVE TRIBAL JURIS. & AUTHORITY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HCR 1 GOVERNOR:TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY AND JURIS. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
        HJR  3-CONGRESS:NATIVE TRIBAL JURIS. & AUTHORITY                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:22:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON announced that the  final order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  JOINT  RESOLUTION NO.  3,  Urging  members of  the  Alaska                                                               
delegation   to  the   United   States   Congress  to   introduce                                                               
substantially  similar legislation  to the  Alaska Safe  Families                                                               
and Villages  Act of 2013;  urging the United States  Congress to                                                               
affirm  the criminal  jurisdiction of  Alaska tribal  governments                                                               
over  tribal members  within the  boundaries  of their  villages;                                                               
urging  the  United States  Congress  to  cooperate with  tribes'                                                               
efforts  to  transfer  Native  land   to  trust;  and  supporting                                                               
multilateral negotiations  between tribal  governments, nontribal                                                               
municipalities,  and   the  state  and  federal   governments  to                                                               
delineate clearly tribal geographical jurisdictions.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:22:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  moved  to  adopt  CSHJR  3,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0354\W, Wallace/Martin, 2/19/15, as the working document.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:22:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM  CLARK,  Staff,  Representative Bryce  Edgmon,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, speaking  on behalf  of the  sponsor, Representative                                                               
Edgmon, explained  that the  language on page  2, lines  20-31 of                                                               
HJR  3 is  not  included in  Version  W and  the  title has  been                                                               
amended  accordingly.   Furthermore, Version  W does  not include                                                               
the final  three resolves  of HJR 3  that addressed  the inherent                                                               
criminal  jurisdiction in  Alaska  Native  villages, transfer  of                                                               
lands  into   trust,  and  negotiation  of   tribal  geographical                                                               
jurisdictions.    In  the  sponsor's  view,  the  complexity  and                                                               
controversy  associated  with   the  deleted  provision  somewhat                                                               
obscured the core  goal of the resolution, which  is to encourage                                                               
the   Alaska  Congressional   delegation  to   introduce  federal                                                               
legislation  to improve  public  safety and  wellbeing in  Alaska                                                               
Native  communities,   primarily  through   strengthening  tribal                                                               
authority  to keep  the peace  and deliver  justice at  the local                                                               
level.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:23:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TILTON withdrew  her objection.   There  being no  further                                                               
objection, Version W  was adopted.  Upon determining  no one else                                                               
wished to testify, Chair Tilton  then closed public testimony and                                                               
announced that HJR 3 would be held over.                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HCR 1 Draft Committee Substitute.pdf HCRA 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 1
HCR 1 Explanation of Changes in CSHCR1(CRA).pdf HCRA 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 1
HJR 3 Draft Committee Substitute.pdf HCRA 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
HJR 3
HJR 3 Explanation of Changes in CSHJR3(CRA).pdf HCRA 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
HJR 3
HB 47 Version E.pdf HCRA 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 47