Legislature(2011 - 2012)CAPITOL 106

03/10/2011 03:00 PM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES


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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 3(HSS) Out of Committee
*+ HCR 1 PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 1(HSS) Out of Committee
*+ HCR 5 VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
            HCR 1-PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:01:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO. 1, Proclaiming  November 2011 to                                                               
be Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:02:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:02 p.m. to 3:04 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:04:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER brought the committee back to order.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:04:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   PETE   PETERSEN,   Alaska   State   Legislature,                                                               
explained  that  this was  a  resolution  to raise  awareness  of                                                               
pancreatic cancer.   He reported that  although pancreatic cancer                                                               
was the  fourth leading cause of  cancer related death in  the U.                                                               
S., only  2 percent of  the National Cancer  Institute's research                                                               
funding  budget  was   directed  toward  it.     He  shared  that                                                               
pancreatic cancer was one of the  few cancers that had not seen a                                                               
dramatic rise  in survival rates  during the  last 40 years.   He                                                               
reported the  average life  expectancy to  be 3  - 6  months, and                                                               
that the  percentage for survival was  in the single digits.   He                                                               
read  from the  Sponsor  Statement:   [Included  in the  members'                                                               
packets]                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Increasing  awareness will  lead  to expanded  research                                                                    
     into  locating the  disease's  causes, enhancing  early                                                                    
     detection,   and   developing   effective   treatments.                                                                    
     Raising  awareness will  also  lead  to more  knowledge                                                                    
     about  pancreatic cancer  among  Alaskans and  directly                                                                    
     enhance  the  good  [health]  and  well  being  of  our                                                                    
     state's residents.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:07:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HERRON asked for a  reference in the resolution to                                                               
the possible causes of pancreatic cancer.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:07:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID BREMER,  Staff, Representative Pete Petersen,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  in  response  to Representative  Herron,  explained                                                               
that the  risk factors  included family  history of  the disease,                                                               
smoking, age, and diabetes.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:08:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HERRON   suggested  a  conceptual   amendment  to                                                               
include a "whereas" for possible causes.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:08:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER asked Representative Petersen  if he was amenable to                                                               
a conceptual amendment to include the risk factors.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN said  that he was agreeable  to this, but                                                               
he explained  that there  was limited research  for the  areas of                                                               
risk.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:09:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HERRON pointed  out  that  pancreatic cancer  was                                                               
more common in smokers and obese people.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER  offered wording for  the conceptual  amendment that                                                               
would include "potentially identified risk factors."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:10:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  asked about  the symptoms  for pancreatic                                                               
cancer.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. BREMER, in  response, said that the  symptoms included weight                                                               
loss,  abdominal and  back pain,  loss of  appetite, nausea,  and                                                               
jaundice.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:10:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER opened public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:11:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STEVE  THOMPSON, Alaska State  Legislature, stated                                                               
his  support for  HCR  1,  as it  would  bring  awareness to  the                                                               
disease.   He  shared  his personal  experience  with his  wife's                                                               
battle  with pancreatic  cancer.   He  pointed  out that  nothing                                                               
could be done, even with early detection.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:13:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER  asked about for  a comparison to the  other leading                                                               
cancers.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:13:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BREMER stated  that lung  cancer accounted  for 28  percent,                                                               
colon cancer  accounted for 10  percent, breast  cancer accounted                                                               
for 7.5 percent, and pancreatic cancer accounted for 6 percent.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:14:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KELLER closed public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:14:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HERRON  moved to  adopt a conceptual  amendment to                                                               
add  that  pancreatic cancer  was  more  common in  smokers,  and                                                               
people who were obese.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:15:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:15:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT moved to report  HCR 1, as amended, out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.    There  being no  objection,  CSHCR  1(HSS)  was                                                               
reported  from  the House  Health  and  Social Services  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Sponsor Statement PC.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 - Pancreatic Awareness Fiscal note.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 Support.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 Support 2.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3 Promoting Safety for Older Alaskans.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3 Sponsor Statement 2 15 11.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 3 Support Letter from AK Commission on Aging 3 1 11.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3 Support Ltr from Long Term Care Ombudsman .pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3.AK Commission on Aging Press Release.Senior Growth.2.17.09.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 3 - Safety Protection of Older Alaskans fiscal note.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 McFadden Letter support 3.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 McFadden Obituary support 4.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 1 PANCAN endorsement letter support 5.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3.Senior & Disabilities Services Fact Sheet.2.14.11.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR3.State of Alaska.Adult Protecttve Services brochure.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Sponsor Statement.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 1.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR 5 - Disease Prevention Vitamin D Fiscal note.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 2.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 3.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 4.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 5.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 6.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 7.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
AARP letter of support.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 8.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Backup 9.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Letter of Support 1.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Letter of Support 2.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Letter of Support 3.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Cancer Whereas Clarification.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
HCR5 Critical Responses to the IOM Report.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM
Dr Peter Ehrnstrom Response to HCR 5_3-9-11_Keller.pdf HHSS 3/10/2011 3:00:00 PM