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03/24/2006 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE


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03:45:51 PM Start
03:46:44 PM HB227
03:48:34 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 350 UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Postponed>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 227 ALASKA SMALL LOANS ACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 227(L&C) Out of Committee
                   ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                   
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                        March 24, 2006                                                                                          
                           3:45 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tom Anderson, Chair                                                                                              
Representative Pete Kott                                                                                                        
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Harry Crawford                                                                                                   
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Norman Rokeberg                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 227                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the Alaska Small Loans Act; and providing                                                                   
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 227(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 350                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  enforcement of  insurance  unfair  claim                                                                
settlement  practices  by  a  person affected  by  a  violation;                                                                
permitting penalties  for a  single-act unfair  claim settlement                                                                
practice; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING POSTPONED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 227                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ALASKA SMALL LOANS ACT                                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/21/05       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/21/05       (H)       L&C, JUD                                                                                               
04/01/05       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/01/05       (H)       Bill Postponed                                                                                         
04/04/05       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/04/05       (H)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
04/13/05       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/13/05       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/13/05       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/03/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
03/03/06       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
03/17/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
03/17/06       (H)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
03/24/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM LOCATION TBA                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOSH APPLEBEE, Staff                                                                                                            
to Representative Anderson                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
POSITION STATEMENT:   As the committee aide for  the House Labor                                                                
and Commerce  Standing Committee,  sponsor,   answered questions                                                                
regarding HB 227, Version Y.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TOM ANDERSON called the  House Labor and Commerce Standing                                                              
Committee  meeting to  order  at  3:45:51  PM.   Representatives                                                              
Anderson,  Kott, LeDoux,  Lynn,  Crawford,  and Guttenberg  were                                                                
present at the call to order.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 227-ALASKA SMALL LOANS ACT                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR ANDERSON announced  that the only order  of business would                                                                
be HOUSE  BILL NO.  227, "An  Act relating  to the  Alaska Small                                                                
Loans Act; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR ANDERSON  indicated that  the committee packet  includes a                                                                
document listing  the changes  embodied in  Version 24-LS0599\Y,                                                                
Bannister, 3/9/06.  He asked  if the committee had any questions                                                                
in regard to Version Y.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:46:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOSH APPLEBEE,  Staff to  Representative Anderson,  Alaska State                                                                
Legislature,  as the  committee  aide for  the  House Labor  and                                                                
Commerce  Standing Committee,  sponsor,  reminded the  committee                                                                
that during the last hearing on  HB 227 the real estate industry                                                                
expressed  concerns.    [Version  Y]  exempts  the  real  estate                                                                
industry  from this  legislation and  the  two  bills addressing                                                                
mortgage  lenders  and  mortgage brokers  are  being  worked  on                                                                
separately.    In  response  to  Chair  Anderson,  Mr.  Applebee                                                                
confirmed  that  the  real  estate industry  is  satisfied  with                                                                
Version Y.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:47:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  ANDERSON moved  to adopt  CSHB 227,  Version 24-LS0599\I,                                                                
Bannister, 3/17/06,  as the  working document.   There  being no                                                                
objection, Version I was before the committee.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:48:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. APPLEBEE, in response to  Chair Anderson, specified that the                                                                
next committee  of referral  for HB 227  is the  House Judiciary                                                                
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:48:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KOTT  moved  to report  CSHB  227,  Version  24-                                                                
LS0599\I, Bannister,  3/17/06, out of  committee with individual                                                                
recommendations and the  accompanying fiscal note.   There being                                                                
no objection,  CSHB 227(L&C) was  reported from the  House Labor                                                                
and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:48:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further  business before the committee, the House                                                                
Labor and  Commerce Standing Committee meeting was  adjourned at                                                                
3:48 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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