Legislature(2005 - 2006)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/25/2005 01:30 PM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 26 SHORT-TERM COM FISHING CREWMEMBER LICENSE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 26(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 167 DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR DECEASED VETERAN TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 167(STA) Out of Committee
+ HB 213 ALCOHOL SERVER EDUCATION TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HOUSE BILL NO. 213                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to alcohol server education."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JANE  PERRSON, STAFF,  REPRESENTATIVE  JAY RAMRAS,  explained                                                                   
that  HB 213  would  make  it  easier for  competent  alcohol                                                                   
servers to renew their alcohol  server education card without                                                                   
retaking the  full course, provided  they pass the test.   It                                                                   
would save time and expense in the service industry.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Chenault asked  if this  is referring  to the  TAMS                                                                   
card.  Ms. Perrson replied yes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:47:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker  inquired if the individual  would need                                                                   
to be retested.  Ms. Perrson replied yes.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kelly  noted that commuter airlines  require a                                                                   
test.  He asked if this test is similar.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:48:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   JAY  RAMRAS,   related  that  he   employees                                                                   
personnel  servers who  have to  take the  3-hour course  and                                                                   
then take  the exam.   He  said that  there are thousands  of                                                                   
hours lost  by having  to take  the course  over again.   The                                                                   
bill  would eliminate  most  of the  course  and the  servers                                                                   
could take the test and be awarded a new certification.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:52:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kelly asked  if  the test  contains the  same                                                                   
material as the course.  Ms. Perrson replied yes.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Meyer asked  if  the  ABC board  is  ok with  this.                                                                   
Representative  Ramras  said   he  believes  that  Labor  and                                                                   
Commerce supports this bill.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:53:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Chenault  asked if the test is the  same every time.                                                                   
Mr. Ramras  compared  it to a  CPR course;  always the  same.                                                                   
Co-Chair Chenault stated that  if new information is included                                                                   
in the test, he supports the bill.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:54:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Weyhrauch asked  if there are  accommodations                                                                   
for  blind   bartenders.    Representative  Ramras   said  an                                                                   
amendment  could  be  entertained for  alternate  methods  of                                                                   
testing.    Representative  Weyhrauch inquired  if  proof  of                                                                   
completion   could    be   a   card   or    something   else.                                                                   
Representative  Ramras explained  that presently everyone  is                                                                   
issued  a card.    Troopers can  request  that  the cards  be                                                                   
shown, so cards are used to keep it simple.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:57:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Foster   MOVED  to  report  HB   213  out  of                                                                   
Committee   with    individual   recommendations    and   the                                                                   
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB  213  was REPORTED  out  of  Committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                   
recommendation  and with  a zero  fiscal impact  note by  the                                                                   
Department of Public Safety.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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