Legislature(2015 - 2016)BARNES 124

03/10/2015 08:00 AM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 104 IMMUNITY FOR FIRE DEPT. & MEMBERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 104(CRA) Out of Committee
+= HJR 3 CONGRESS:NATIVE TRIBAL JURIS. & AUTHORITY TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHJR 3(CRA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HCR 1 GOVERNOR:TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY AND JURIS. TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 1(CRA) Out of Committee
            HB 104-IMMUNITY FOR FIRE DEPT. & MEMBERS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:04:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  104, "An  Act relating  to immunity  for a  fire                                                               
department and employees or members of a fire department."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:05:00 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  moved  to  adopt CSHB  104,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0550\W, Shutts, 3/9/15, as the working document.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:05:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAN  BELLERIVE,   Staff,  Representative  Tilton,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, reviewed the  changes encompassed in Version  W.  He                                                               
explained that  page 1, line  11, exempts  intentional misconduct                                                               
and gross  negligence from  the protection  afforded to  the fire                                                               
departments.   Page 1,  lines 12-14,  addresses the  concern that                                                               
the proposed  language of HB  104 would provide protection  for a                                                               
fire department while  carrying out duties under  contract with a                                                               
private  entity that  had a  contract with  a village.   Page  2,                                                               
lines 3-4,  would provide legal  protection for  fire departments                                                               
that  are registered  with  the state  fire  marshal and  provide                                                               
services  under  contract or  agreement  with  a municipality  or                                                               
village.     He  noted  that   existing  statute   only  provides                                                               
protection  for fire  departments  operated and  maintained by  a                                                               
municipality or  village.   Page 2,  line 6,  provides conforming                                                               
language to  ensure that the  immunity in subsection  (c) doesn't                                                               
conflict with  or restrict the immunities  provided in subsection                                                               
(d).                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:06:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES  recalled  the   question  from  the  last                                                               
hearing  regarding whether  the term  "village" is  sufficient or                                                               
whether the term "established village" is more appropriate.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BELLERIVE  directed  attention  to  AS  09.65.070(e)(2),  as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     (2) "village" means an unincorporated community where at                                                                   
least 25 people reside as a social unit.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:07:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TILTON withdrew  her objection.   There  being no  further                                                               
objection, Version W was adopted.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:07:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  moved to  report  CSHB  104, Version  29-                                                               
LS0550\W,  Shutts,  3/9/15,  out  of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying [zero] fiscal  note.  There                                                               
being no  objection, CSHB  104(CRA) was  reported from  the House                                                               
Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                              

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSHCR 1 Amendment H.1 PROPOSED.pdf HCRA 3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 1
CSHJR 3 Amendment W.1 PROPOSED.pdf HCRA 3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
HJR 3
HB 104 Draft Committee Substitute, Version W.pdf HCRA 3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 104