Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

04/24/2019 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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+ HB 24 LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES TELECONFERENCED
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         HB  24-LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:26:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 24, "An Act  relating to instruction in a language                                                               
other   than   English;   and   relating   to   limited   teacher                                                               
certificates."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:26:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    JONATHAN     KRIESS-TOMKINS,    Alaska    State                                                               
Legislature, as prime  sponsor of HB 24, introduced  the bill and                                                               
related its history.   He said this is the  second legislature in                                                               
which this  legislation has been  introduced.   Last legislature,                                                               
the House passed  the legislation and then it "died"  in its last                                                               
committee  of  referral in  the  Senate.    He stated  that  this                                                               
legislation has  been broadly requested by  school districts that                                                               
have immersion language  programs.  Under HB 24,  the state Board                                                               
of Education and Early Development  would expand the scope of the                                                               
existing  "Type  M"  limited certificates  to  include  immersion                                                               
language education.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:27:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JON  SCANLAN,  Staff,   Representative  Jonathan  Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                               
Alaska  State Legislature,  on behalf  of representative  Kreiss-                                                               
Tompkins,  prime  sponsor,  paraphrased   parts  of  the  sponsor                                                               
statement [included in  the committee packet], which  read in its                                                               
entirety as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Language   immersion  education   is  an   increasingly                                                                    
     popular   educational   model    that   also   produces                                                                    
     impressive academic outcomes.  In an immersion program,                                                                    
     some of the  academic subject matter is  delivered in a                                                                    
     language other than English.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HB 24  provides needed flexibility to  school districts                                                                    
     operating language immersion programs.  HB 24 gives the                                                                    
     state board of education  the tools necessary to tackle                                                                    
     one   of  the   biggest   challenges  facing   Alaska's                                                                    
     immersion  programs: finding  fully certified  teachers                                                                    
     also fluent  in an  Alaska Native or  foreign language.                                                                    
     Under  HB  24, the  state  board  could provide  school                                                                    
     districts  case-by-case  flexibility to  hire  language                                                                    
     immersion teachers  they know  are qualified to  lead a                                                                    
     classroom  but  who     for  reasons  such  as  limited                                                                    
     English   proficiency,   advanced  age,   or   familial                                                                    
     responsibilities    are  unable at  the time  to get  a                                                                    
     full teacher  certification. To do so,  the state board                                                                    
     would have to create a  new certificate along the lines                                                                    
     of  the   existing  "Type  M"   or  "Type   I"  limited                                                                    
     certificates.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska already has a variety  of successful and popular                                                                    
     immersion  programs,   including  Wasilla's  Fronteras,                                                                    
     Anchorage's   Rilke   Schule,  and   Anchorage   School                                                                    
     District's highly regarded world languages program.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Immersion  is also  central to  Alaska Native  language                                                                    
     revitalization  efforts. In  Israel,  New Zealand,  and                                                                    
     Hawaii,  immersion   education  was  at  the   core  of                                                                    
     indigenous language revival.  At Ayaprun Elitnaurvik in                                                                    
     Bethel, instruction is done in  Yup'ik, and interest in                                                                    
     Alaska Native  language immersion education  is growing                                                                    
     elsewhere in the state.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     HB 24  will help  Alaska's language  immersion programs                                                                    
     continue   to    provide   high-quality   dual-language                                                                    
     education.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCANLAN added  that  limited certificates  are  issued on  a                                                               
"case-by-case"  basis, only  by request  of the  school district,                                                               
for teachers  with a  specific subject  area expertise  for which                                                               
there are  few fully certified  teachers.  HB 24  would authorize                                                               
the  Board  of  Education  to   create  a  new  type  of  limited                                                               
certificate  specifically   geared  towards   language  immersion                                                               
programs.  Furthermore, the bill  would permit the board to write                                                               
regulations  to  ensure   "the  certificate  holder  demonstrates                                                               
instructional skills  in subject  matter expertise  sufficient to                                                               
assure the  public that  the person is  competent as  a teacher."                                                               
Additionally,  the  certificate  would  only  be  valid  for  the                                                               
language of instruction  to be taught in  specific subject areas,                                                               
and only to  the school district that requested it.   Lastly, the                                                               
certificate is  initially issued for  one year as  a probationary                                                               
period.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:33:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  questioned whether  HB 24 would  allow the                                                               
"TEACH  program"  and  the "Type  I"  certification  to  continue                                                               
unimpeded for the certified associate  teachers who are not in an                                                               
immersion school.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN  confirmed that.   He noted  that the bill  would not                                                               
affect the "Type  I" certificate aside from  changing the initial                                                               
certification period to one year.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS expressed  hope  for future  conversations                                                               
with  the Department  of Education  and  Early Development  (EED)                                                               
about making  technical assistance available to  school districts                                                               
so that  the Lower Kuskokwim  School District (LKSD)  model could                                                               
be  implemented elsewhere  if desired.   He  noted that  the LKSD                                                               
model  has been  successful  at attaining  local teachers,  which                                                               
improves tenure,  reduces turnover, and thereby  improves quality                                                               
of  instruction  by  having culturally  fluent  teachers  in  the                                                               
classroom.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:34:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX  asked   why  there  needs  to   be  a  separate                                                               
"credential" for language immersion education.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN acknowledged that under  current statute, an educator                                                               
could  receive an  Alaska Native  language  certificate to  teach                                                               
Yup'ik;  however,  HB 24  would  allow  them to  teach  different                                                               
subjects in  Yup'ik.   Currently, it is  difficult to  find fully                                                               
certified teachers also  fluent in an Alaska  Native language for                                                               
reasons  such as  limited English  proficiency, advanced  age, or                                                               
familial responsibilities.  This  bill would address this problem                                                               
by providing  a certificate  that allows  these educators  to get                                                               
into classrooms and teach in  programs and subject areas beyond a                                                               
strictly culture or language course.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX   surmised  that  there  are   enough  certified                                                               
teachers who  are fluent  in the  "European languages"  or "major                                                               
Asian  languages" and  fewer that  are fluent  in languages  like                                                               
Farsi or Afghan.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN  said that  is what  language immersion  operators in                                                               
Alaska have  confirmed.  He  offered his understanding  that it's                                                               
also challenging to find fully  certificated Spanish teachers who                                                               
have the requisite  level of fluency to be  effective in language                                                               
immersion programs.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX expressed  her enthusiasm for the  bill and asked                                                               
if there is any pushback.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:38:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS clarified that  this bill sets up a                                                               
process  -  it  doesn't  guarantee  that  people  get  [teaching]                                                               
certificates.    He  acknowledged   that  there  have  been  some                                                               
concerns.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN directed attention to  section D of the current bill.                                                               
He said one change would be  that the Board of Education wouldn't                                                               
be   able  to   require   English  competency   exams  in   their                                                               
regulations, as that has been  relayed as a major limiting factor                                                               
in  the ability  for  fluent  speakers to  teach  and help  these                                                               
programs thrive.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:43:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  noted that Anchorage's  immersion programs                                                               
have helped set its school district  apart in a positive way.  He                                                               
opined that  these programs would  help attract and  retain high-                                                               
earning,  professional families,  and ultimately  play a  role in                                                               
the economic competitiveness of Alaska's respective communities.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:44:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  sought  clarification on  how  the  [new]                                                               
certificates would be issued.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:44:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  explained that  the  certificates                                                               
are issued by  the EED.  Under the process  established by HB 24,                                                               
local districts  would identify qualified educators  who wouldn't                                                               
otherwise qualify  for a traditional  certificate and  they would                                                               
apply for their  limited teachers' certificate.   The board would                                                               
then vote  to forward the applications  on to the state  Board of                                                               
Education who would  then review them based on a  set of criteria                                                               
and approve or deny them.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked if the  approved certificate would be                                                               
limited to one language as well as to a specific school.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN  acknowledged that the  certificate would  be limited                                                               
to the language that it was  applied for, as well as the specific                                                               
subjects that  the candidate demonstrated subject  area expertise                                                               
in.  He added that it would also be limited to a district.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked  if it applies for  any school within                                                               
the district.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN affirmed that.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:47:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  pointed out that the  state already grants                                                               
"Type  M"  certificates to  speak  and  teach indigenous  Alaskan                                                               
languages and  certain vocational skills, like  military science.                                                               
She  expressed  concern  that  HB   24  conjoins  world  language                                                               
skillsets  into  that  same  "Type  M"  certification,  which  is                                                               
designed  around subjects  you  couldn't  traditionally learn  in                                                               
academic training.  She noted that  there are 11 types of teacher                                                               
certificates in Alaska.  One  of which, the subject-matter expert                                                               
[limited]  teacher   certificate,  allows  individuals   who  are                                                               
knowledgeable in a specific subject  area to temporarily teach in                                                               
a classroom while completing  their teacher certificate education                                                               
requirements.  She shared her  belief that the current bill would                                                               
place teachers in schools "with no  caveat of how long before you                                                               
need to  reach competency that other  people had to meet  to come                                                               
through the door."   Indigenous language teachers  in Alaska, she                                                               
said, have  already been  successfully credentialled  in teaching                                                               
across the state for over 20 years.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN  noted that the aforementioned  subject-matter expert                                                               
certificate [AS  14.20.022] statutorily requires  a baccalaureate                                                               
degree, which would  be a limiting factor for many  of the fluent                                                               
Alaska Native language speakers.   He continued by saying that HB                                                               
24  would   operate  under  AS  14.20.25,   the  limited  teacher                                                               
certificates,  which  does  not   require  a  bachelor's  degree.                                                               
Nonetheless,  the  "Type  I"  limited  certificate  does  require                                                               
enrollment in  a bachelor's degree  program, a  mentored teacher,                                                               
and a number of other competency checks.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:56:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  added that under current  law, the                                                               
"Type M" limited certificate doesn't  allow for adequate language                                                               
immersion education because the  Alaska Native language provision                                                               
only refers  to instruction of  the language itself,  rather than                                                               
teaching  different  subjects  in  that specific  language.    He                                                               
opined  that the  "Type M"  Alaska Native  language provision  is                                                               
narrow and restrictive in a  manner that preempts the possibility                                                               
of an immersion language program.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:58:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS addressed the  "Type I" certificate and the                                                               
LKSD, which to  his understanding is the only  district with that                                                               
kind  of   certification.    He   stated  that  their   "Type  I"                                                               
certification exists within the  TEACH program, which is designed                                                               
to get local  teachers in the classroom.  He  explained that most                                                               
"Type I" associate teachers are  working towards completing their                                                               
4-year degree  while working in  the school district  and gaining                                                               
experience.   He  said it's  a  marriage of  both the  university                                                               
degree  program  and  a registered  apprenticeship  program  that                                                               
regulates under the  U.S. Department of Labor.   He expressed his                                                               
support of retaining  the flexibility to have  teachers who don't                                                               
have their bachelor's degree who  are nonetheless working towards                                                               
becoming fully certified  teachers, adding that it's  a great way                                                               
to have  local teachers who  are culturally fluent  and committed                                                               
to their communities.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL requested  a  chart of  the  11 different  teacher                                                               
certificates with their respective requirements.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX  asked if  under the  current bill,  the teachers                                                               
would be eligible for tenure.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:02:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCANLAN  noted  that  the  certificate  would  be  initially                                                               
eligible  for  one year  with  specific  requirements of  renewal                                                               
written by the department.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:02:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS added  that the application process                                                               
would be a  "rigmarole."  He stated that the  intent is to create                                                               
a  stepping-stone  for   teachers  on  their  way   to  full  and                                                               
traditional certification.   He further noted  that tenure, under                                                               
Alaska law,  is attained after  four years, adding that  it would                                                               
be difficult to get tenured under a "Type M" certificate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:05:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  questioned the broad scope  of the current                                                               
bill, expressing  concern that  it covers  "any language  that is                                                               
not English."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  noted  that  when  talking  about                                                               
subjects taught  in language immersion programs,  they are almost                                                               
exclusively  subjects taught  at  the earliest  age  levels.   He                                                               
further  stated that  the  only  way to  create  a generation  of                                                               
fluent  speakers  in  a  world   language  is  through  immersion                                                               
language education.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:09:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO  expressed his  support for the  bill and                                                               
thanked the sponsor  for the effort he put  into this legislation                                                               
and for bringing it forward.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:10:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN stated that she  is not opposed to the goal                                                               
of  the  bill; however,  across  the  state there  are  currently                                                               
people with Type  M certificates in the classroom  who don't have                                                               
traditional academic degrees available to  them.  She opined that                                                               
"Type M"  certificates already allow  teachers to  teach language                                                               
immersion   in  an   indigenous  language.     She   offered  her                                                               
understanding  that  the existing  obstacle  is  with the  Native                                                               
language speakers  at immersion  schools being  able to  pass the                                                               
competency exam.  She expressed  concern about the true intent of                                                               
the  bill and  whether  it concerned  world  languages or  Native                                                               
languages.  She opined that  there should be caveats that address                                                               
the downstream effects of the current bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:13:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  clarified that  HB 24 is  for both                                                               
world  languages  and  Native languages.    Regarding  downstream                                                               
effects, he said, it's important  to emphasize that the bill sets                                                               
up a  process and  not a  guarantee of  certification.   He added                                                               
that  the   state  board  and  the   department  will  promulgate                                                               
regulations  that  include  protections   and  vetting  to  avoid                                                               
aforementioned concerns.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:14:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL  questioned whether  this bill  would create  a new                                                               
type of certification or fall under the "Type I" certificate.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN  clarified that  if the  bill passes,  the department                                                               
would create a new type of certificate.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  asked  if  the  renewal  process  would  be  less                                                               
rigorous than the initial application.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN explained that under  HB 24, the certificate would be                                                               
valid for one year and the  department would have to certify that                                                               
the candidate  has demonstrated  skills in  classroom instruction                                                               
and student assessment.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked how many immersion schools exist in Alaska.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCANLAN  answered  8  immersion  schools  in  Anchorage  and                                                               
various  others  across  the  state  -  some  that  are  tribally                                                               
operated,  and  others  operated  by charter  schools  or  public                                                               
schools.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS,  in  response to  Co-Chair  Wool,                                                               
replied that there are at least 10 immersion schools in Alaska.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked how many of those 10 teach Native languages.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS answered four.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:18:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL questioned  weather  this  certificate would  also                                                               
allow  individuals  to  teach  certain  subjects  in  English  in                                                               
addition the foreign language.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN stated  that the certificate would only  be valid for                                                               
the  non-English  language it  was  issued  in.   He  noted  that                                                               
immersion schools  aim to teach  50-100 percent of  their program                                                               
in that non-English language.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL sought  clarification on  whether the  certificate                                                               
would be subject-specific.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCANLAN  reiterated that  the  certificate  would specify  a                                                               
specific subject area and language.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:20:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX  asked  for clarification  on  what  grades  the                                                               
certificate would  cover.  She  noted that in the  higher grades,                                                               
like  high school,  the issue  of the  candidate's competency  in                                                               
certain subjects would be relevant.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:21:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KREISS-TOMKINS  answered,   "Almost  exclusively                                                               
lower grades."   He noted that most  immersion programs discharge                                                               
their  students  into  "normal" middle  school  and  high  school                                                               
tracks by 5th or 6th grade.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN,  in response  to Co-Chair  LeDoux, added  that under                                                               
this bill, the  department would be permitted  to create separate                                                               
certificates  to  target  both  the upper  and  lower  grades  if                                                               
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:23:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS asked future  invited testifiers to address                                                               
how multi-lingual learning helps  kids reach their full cognitive                                                               
capacity in  the same way  that different languages  teach people                                                               
to see the  world in different ways by structure  of the language                                                               
itself.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  asked how  to  resolve  the shortage  of  foreign                                                               
language teachers in traditional school districts.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCANLAN said he was unsure of the answer.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  reflected  on  his  own  experience  helping  his                                                               
daughter with  advanced math in  elementary school.   He observed                                                               
that  word problems  are more  prevalent now,  indicating that  a                                                               
math teacher  would need  to be skilled  in both  linguistics and                                                               
mathematics.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:26:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL questioned  whether English is also  taught in non-                                                               
English immersion programs.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:28:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SONDRA  MERIDITH, Teacher  Certification Administration,  Student                                                               
Learning   Division,   Department    of   Education   and   Early                                                               
Development,  replied   that  she  was  familiar   with  a  50/50                                                               
proposition,  where half  the day  is taught  in English  and the                                                               
other half in the non-English language.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:30:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  asked  how  many  "Type  M"  certificated                                                               
language teachers currently work in Alaska.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. MERIDITH answered less than 50.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   HANNAN  questioned   whether  that   number  has                                                               
decreased over the  last 10 years as more  academic programs that                                                               
lead to traditional certification have become available.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. MERIDITH said she would follow up with that answer.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN asked  if  there are  any restrictions  on                                                               
what  [subject  areas]  "Type  M"  language  teachers  in  a  k-1                                                               
classroom can instruct.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MERIDITH  stated  that  the  statute  limits  that  type  of                                                               
certification to teach language  and cultural aspects; therefore,                                                               
there would  need to  be a [fully]  certified teacher  to oversee                                                               
math lessons, for example.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  asked if  "Type I"  and "Type  M" teachers                                                               
could work together to complete a curriculum load.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MERIDITH replied  that the  "Type I"  teacher could  provide                                                               
some instruction, but  they would also be  working in conjunction                                                               
with a  [fully] certified teacher  and would not be  provided the                                                               
autonomy to teach without his or her oversight and supervision.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  asked  how  many  fully  certified  world                                                               
language teachers are licensed in  Alaska and under which type of                                                               
certification.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MERIDITH stated  that there  are  approximately 12  teachers                                                               
certified under the "Type W"  limited certificate for individuals                                                               
with language expertise.   Across the state, she  said, there are                                                               
at least 100 people that are certified in a foreign language.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL sought  clarification  on how  "Type M"  certified                                                               
teachers become tenured.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:35:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MERIDITH explained  that it varies from  district to district                                                               
and how they choose to renew the certification.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  restated  his  question, asking  if  a  "Type  M"                                                               
teacher automatically  gets tenured  after teaching for  three or                                                               
four  years,  and  whether  they must  continue  to  renew  their                                                               
certification.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. MERIDITH  said she did  not know how districts  are extending                                                               
tenure to "Type M" certificates.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:37:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL announced that HB 24 was held over.                                                                               

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 29 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 29
SB 29 Version A.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 29
SB 29 Fiscal Note.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 29
SB 29 Board of Marine Pilots Audit.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 29
SB 29 - Letter of Support SEAPA.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SL&C 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 29
SB36 Sponsor Statement 1-28-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SL&C 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 36
SB36 Ver. A.PDF HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SL&C 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 36
SB36 Fiscal Note - SB036-DCCED-CBPL-02-01-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SL&C 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 36
SB36 Supporting Document Division of Legislative Audit Sunset Review April 2017.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SL&C 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 36
SB36 Letter of Support BON 2-14-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB36 Letter of Support Farnstrom 2-26-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB36 Letter of Support AK Nurses Assn 2-27-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB 36 senate finance questions.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB 36 Letter of Support APRN 3-4-19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SFIN 3/13/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB36 Supporting Document BON Roster 3-29-19.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 36
SB36 Bundled Letters of Support.pdf HL&C 4/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SB 36
HB 24.Sponsor.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Bill version A.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Sectional.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Fiscal Note DEED.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Backup Immersion Student Acheivement.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Backup Support Letter Leslie Harper.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/17/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Backup Additional Support Letter Margi Dashevsky.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/17/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 24.Backup Updated Support Letters 4.24.19.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 24
HB 97.Sponsor.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Bill Version U.PDF HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Fiscal DCCED.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Sectional.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Summary of Changes Version A to Version U.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Bill Version S CS for Adoption.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97. Summary of Changes Version U to Verison S.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 97.Backup Support Letter ASHNHA.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 97
HB 29.Sponsor.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Bill Version A.PDF HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Fiscal Note.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Presentation.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Sectional.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Backup Letters of Support.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29
HB 29.Backup ADN Article.pdf HL&C 4/24/2019 3:15:00 PM
SHSS 2/14/2020 1:30:00 PM
SHSS 2/19/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 29