Legislature(2005 - 2006)

05/03/2005 02:20 PM JUD


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02:20:17 PM Start
02:21:18 PM Commission on Judicial Conduct
02:24:38 PM SB101
02:29:00 PM SJR12
03:07:34 PM SB154
03:51:59 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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SB 101 - REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:24:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR McGUIRE announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE BILL  NO.  101(JUD),  "An Act  making  corrective                                                               
amendments to the  Alaska Statutes as recommended  by the revisor                                                               
of statutes; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  relayed that he has  received an answer                                                               
to the question he'd posed at the bill's last hearing.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARA  asked  the   bill's  presenter  to  provide                                                               
comments on a question he'd asked of him.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
JAMES  CRAWFORD, Assistant  Revisor,  Legislative Legal  Counsel,                                                               
Legislative  Legal  and  Research Services,  Legislative  Affairs                                                               
Agency (LAA), on  behalf of the Senate  Rules Standing Committee,                                                               
sponsor of the bill by  request of Legislative Council, recounted                                                               
that  Representative Gara's  question  was  whether the  proposed                                                               
removal of references to the  U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)                                                               
from some  sections of Title 14  would hinder the ability  of the                                                               
Department of Education and Early  Development (DEED) to contract                                                               
with the BIA with respect  to costs relating to boarding schools.                                                               
He relayed that he  has not yet heard back from  the DEED on this                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CRAWFORD suggested,  therefore, that  the committee  adopt a                                                               
conceptual  amendment  to delete  from  the  bill those  sections                                                               
proposing  to  remove  references  to  the  BIA.    Then,  if  he                                                               
subsequently  learns from  the DEED  that  it still  feels it  is                                                               
appropriate  to  remove the  BIA  references  from statute,  that                                                               
change can be  incorporated into next year's revisor's  bill.  He                                                               
characterized  such  a   conceptual  amendment  as  appropriately                                                               
conservative for  a revisor's bill,  adding that there  isn't any                                                               
particular   "time  pressure"   to   remove  the   aforementioned                                                               
references.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:27:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARA  made a motion to  adopt Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1, to  delete from  SB 101 the  provisions that  address removing                                                               
references to the BIA.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CRAWFORD,  in  response  to  comments,  relayed  that  those                                                               
provisions  are located  in  Sections 25,  26, 28,  and  91.   In                                                               
response to  a question,  he said  he doesn't  know when  he will                                                               
hear back from the DEED.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  suggested that  if Mr. Crawford  gets a                                                               
response  from the  DEED  before SB  101 is  heard  on the  House                                                               
floor, then those provisions could be  added back in on the House                                                               
floor if the DEED still advocates for their inclusion.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  McGUIRE  asked  whether   there  were  any  objections  to                                                               
Conceptual Amendment  1.  There being  none, Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1 was adopted.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:28:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM  moved  to  report  CSSB  101(JUD),  as                                                               
amended,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying  zero fiscal  note.   There being  no objection,                                                               
HCS CSSB 101(JUD) was reported  from the House Judiciary Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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