Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/25/1996 01:30 PM JUD

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 HB 474 - VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES & REGS                          
                                                                               
 Number 0390                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER announced that the next order of business to come             
 before the committee was HB 474.  He noted that only 5 minutes                
 remained on the teleconference line.                                          
                                                                               
 MARY HUGHES, attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage, testified            
 via teleconference.  Ms Hughes noted that a CS is before the                  
 committee, and stated that the Municipality of Anchorage supports             
 CSHB 474.                                                                     
                                                                               
 BOB BAILEY, representing the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce,                   
 testified via teleconference.  The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce              
 has passed a resolution in support of HB 474.  The Chamber feels              
 that HB 474 is a good, first line of defense against juvenile                 
 crime.                                                                        
                                                                               
 DUANE UPLAND, Deputy Chief, Anchorage Police Department, testified            
 via teleconference.  He stated that the department supports CSHB              
 474.                                                                          
                                                                               
 Number 0524                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER asked Ms. Hughes to explain the revised bill to the           
 committee.                                                                    
                                                                               
 MS. HUGHES explained that CSHB 474 revises the initial bill, which            
 gave municipalities jurisdiction over both civil and criminal                 
 infractions of juvenile offenders, in certain circumstances.  The             
 committee substitute limits jurisdiction to those municipal                   
 infractions on the civil side.  The CS amends both Title 29, the              
 municipal ordinance, and Title 37, which is the juvenile code.  On            
 the criminal side, the municipalities will work with the civil                
 infraction system, and wait for the task force recommendation in              
 September.  Ms. Hughes added that the CS solves the concerns of               
 both the Division of Family and Youth Services (DFYS) and the                 
 Department of Law.                                                            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER responded that DFYS and Department of Law                     
 representatives were both present, and both agreed.  There being no           
 further witnesses, Chairman Porter announced that public testimony            
 on HB 474 was closed.  He noted that HB 474 allows municipalities             
 to participate in the juvenile justice system to the extent of                
 allowing them to deal with juveniles who commit violations of                 
 municipal ordinances, from a civil perspective.                               
                                                                               
 Number 0745                                                                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE BUNDE made a motion that the committee adopt CSHB              
 474, version K.  Hearing no objection, the CS was adopted.                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS made a motion to move CSHB 474, with                     
 individual recommendations and attached fiscal notes.  Hearing no             
 objection, CSHB 474 was passed out of the House Judiciary                     
 Committee.                                                                    

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