Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

03/02/2020 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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+= HB 93 MILITARY SPOUSE COURTESY LICENSE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= HB 235 AK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD:ALLOCATIONS TELECONFERENCED
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            HB  93-MILITARY SPOUSE COURTESY LICENSE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:49:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO. 93,  "An Act  relating to  temporary courtesy                                                               
licenses for  certain nonresident professionals; and  relating to                                                               
the   Department    of   Commerce,   Community,    and   Economic                                                               
Development."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:50:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHRIS TUCK,  Alaska State  Legislature, as  prime                                                               
sponsor, introduced  HB 93 and paraphrased  the sponsor statement                                                               
included in the  committee packet, which read in  its entirety as                                                               
follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     House  Bill  93  calls  for the  Alaska  Department  of                                                                    
     Commerce,   Community  and   Economic  Development   to                                                                    
     prepare   an  annual   report  to   allow  the   Alaska                                                                    
     Legislature to  evaluate the progress  of a  program to                                                                    
     make    temporary   courtesy    occupational   licenses                                                                    
     available  to  the  spouses   of  active  duty  service                                                                    
     members  stationed  in  Alaska.  In  2011,  the  Alaska                                                                    
     Legislature passed  House Bill 28 to  provide expedited                                                                    
     temporary  courtesy  licenses   if  a  military  spouse                                                                    
     possesses a  license from a previous  jurisdiction with                                                                    
     similar requirements  to the State of  Alaska. However,                                                                    
     the bill didn't include reporting requirements.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Making  temporary courtesy  licenses  available to  the                                                                    
     spouses of  active duty service members  allows them to                                                                    
     practice  their  chosen  trade  without  having  to  go                                                                    
     through  the time-consuming  process  of meeting  state                                                                    
     licensure    requirements   before    beginning   work.                                                                    
     Expediting  courtesy  licenses   for  military  spouses                                                                    
     allows them to  go to work quickly  after relocating to                                                                    
     Alaska,   while  they   work  to   fulfill  the   state                                                                    
     requirements for their license.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     The requirement in  House Bill 93 for  an annual report                                                                    
     will  allow the  Alaska  Legislature,  the Joint  Armed                                                                    
     Services Committee,  military installations,  and local                                                                    
     communities to track the progress  of the Department of                                                                    
     Commerce, Community and  Economic Development in making                                                                    
     temporary  courtesy  licenses   available  to  military                                                                    
     spouses.  HB  93  also  calls  for  the  department  to                                                                    
     produce  and distribute  informational materials  about                                                                    
     temporary  courtesy licenses  to each  board authorized                                                                    
     to issue such licenses.  The intent of this stipulation                                                                    
     is to  improve the  board's knowledge of  the licenses,                                                                    
     the  application process,  and  the  best practices  in                                                                    
     providing  applicant  support. Additionally,  the  bill                                                                    
     calls  for  the  department   to  encourage  boards  to                                                                    
     designate a  single employee to  serve as the  point of                                                                    
     contact  for public  information and  inquiries related                                                                    
     to temporary courtesy licenses for military spouses.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The  annual  report called  for  in  HB 93  would  also                                                                    
     highlight many  of the opportunities available  to help                                                                    
     military  spouses enter  the  workforce  in Alaska.  To                                                                    
     date,  a  low  number of  eligible  professionals  have                                                                    
     taken  advantage  of  the  temporary  courtesy  license                                                                    
     program in Alaska, and  many participants have reported                                                                    
     delays.   House    Bill   93   would    help   identify                                                                    
     inefficiencies in the program.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Legislation similar to House  Bill 93 passed the Alaska                                                                    
     House of  Representatives unanimously  in 2018  but was                                                                    
     not taken up by the Alaska State Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Making  temporary   courtesy  occupational   and  other                                                                    
     licenses available  to military  spouses is  a priority                                                                    
     for the U.S. Department of Defense.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK continued to provide several statistics on                                                                  
military families and spouses.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:54:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ inquired as to the length of a temporary                                                                        
license.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK answered 180 days.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ asked how many days temporary licenses can be                                                                   
extended for.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK said another 180 days.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated that HB  93 seeks to create a progress                                                               
report  for the  legislature.   He added  that the  original bill                                                               
allowing  temporary licensure  for spouses  passed in  2011.   He                                                               
explained that  the bill  calls for  the Department  of Commerce,                                                               
Community  &   Economic  Development   (DCCED)  to   produce  and                                                               
distribute  the  information  annually   and  biennially  to  the                                                               
legislature,  and  it  calls  for  the  department  to  encourage                                                               
professional licensing  boards to designate a  single employee to                                                               
serve as the point of contact for public information.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:56:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:56:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL  MASON, Staff,  Representative Chris  Tuck, on  behalf of                                                               
Representative  Tuck,  prime  sponsor,  presented  the  sectional                                                               
analysis for HB 93 included in the committee packet.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK added  that this is a difficult  process.  He                                                               
said  the  report  will  help   the  legislature  understand  the                                                               
direction and  how to help  the department  get there.   He added                                                               
that  because of  the high  turnover from  one administration  to                                                               
another, consistent progress and oversight is desired.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:59:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked what prompted this bill.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  replied  that  military  spouses  who  were                                                               
unable to  get their  temporary licenses over  the years  is what                                                               
prompted HB 93.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:00:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES   offered  her  understanding   that  this                                                               
legislation is amending the original  bill to include a reporting                                                               
requirement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  acknowledged that  the original  bill passed                                                               
in  2011;   however,  despite  all  the   different  occupational                                                               
licenses  available,  they  still   lack  the  ability  to  issue                                                               
temporary licenses for military spouses.   He said it's important                                                               
to  look at  the past  experiences of  other states,  as well  as                                                               
their requirements  and if there  are any existing  problems with                                                               
their reciprocity or with issuing licenses.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  expressed  confusion and  asked  for  the                                                               
difference between the current bill  and the original legislation                                                               
that passed in 2011.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK explained  that the  difference is  that the                                                               
current  bill implements  the reporting  requirements that  go to                                                               
the  legislature  while fulfilling  the  conditions  of the  2011                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES asked  if  there's  already a  reciprocity                                                               
agreement in place.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said a bill  that allows  temporary licenses                                                               
has  passed; however,  not  all  the criteria  is  being met,  as                                                               
temporary licenses for all occupations are not being issued yet.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES sought to clarify the purpose of HB 93.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  explained that there are  various alignments                                                               
that needs  to happen for  a temporary  license to be  issued per                                                               
profession.    He  reiterated  that the  report  would  show  the                                                               
progress being made for each occupation by every state.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  summarized that  this was  already allowed  in a                                                               
bill  that passed  in 2011,  but it's  not being  implemented and                                                               
executed in every state.  She  added that HB 93 requests a report                                                               
on what needs to be done and why.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:04:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MASON noted  that military spouses are not  using the program                                                               
as much  as was anticipated.   The hope  is that the  report will                                                               
increase attention  and the dedicated  person on each  board will                                                               
help facilitate more usage of the temporary licenses.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES asked  how  the  need for  HB  93 came  to                                                               
light.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  explained  that   HB  93  was  prompted  by                                                               
military spouses not being able to get temporary licenses.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:05:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SARA CHAMBERS, Director, Division  of Corporations, Business, and                                                               
Professional  Licensing,  Department  of  Commerce,  Community  &                                                               
Economic Development, said that  the 2011 legislation states that                                                               
the department and boards may  issue temporary licenses; however,                                                               
it does not mandate that  temporary licenses be issued or created                                                               
for military  spouses.   She reported  that there  is a  level of                                                               
frustration  among   Alaska's  military  families   and  military                                                               
community that boards can choose  to issue a temporary license or                                                               
not.  She said that this is  one in a continuum of best practices                                                               
that the  U.S. Department  of Defense  is illuminating  for state                                                               
legislatures  and state  licensing  professionals.   Furthermore,                                                               
temporary licensing  is one  of the  lighter ways  to accommodate                                                               
military  families.   She added  that there  is a  wide range  of                                                               
things  that could  be done,  with licensing  compacts being  the                                                               
most desired  aspect.   This report, she  said, would  compel the                                                               
department to provide the data  that legislators could use to see                                                               
what  is being  done, how  it's being  used, whether  there is  a                                                               
demand that  is being met  or not, and if  Alaska is at  risk for                                                               
losing military  basing or expansion  opportunities because  of a                                                               
lack of response to workplace economic needs.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:08:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS asked in  general, which temporary licenses                                                               
are currently being issued.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS  stated that  there are over  200 types  of licenses                                                               
that are offered among the 21 boards and 22 professions.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked if temporary licenses  can be issued                                                               
for doctors                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS answered yes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:09:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  noted that  several groups  like Americans                                                               
for Prosperity  have worked to deregulate  occupational licensing                                                               
with the  goal of  breaking unions  and driving  down wages.   He                                                               
stated that  he supports  HB 93  and Alaska's  military families;                                                               
however, he  said he  wants to make  sure that  military families                                                               
are not being  used as (indisc.) to  undermine Alaska's (indisc.)                                                               
and high wages.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ   concurred  with  the  concern   that  Alaska's                                                               
licensure standards  are not being  undermined by  forces outside                                                               
of the  state.   She said  she wants to  make sure  that military                                                               
spouses are supported  and that the state is  taking advantage of                                                               
the human capital.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:09:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS,  responding  to  a  question  from  Representative                                                               
Hannan, explained  that through  attrition, waning  interests, or                                                               
competing priorities,  some of  the boards  have failed  to adopt                                                               
temporary licenses.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  asked  if  the  omnibus  bill  concerning                                                               
temporary licenses  passes, "would it  be duplicative of  the law                                                               
that already gives that authority on military spouses."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS said  the omnibus bill was crafted  to subsume this.                                                               
She  explained  that  it would  continue  to  require  expediting                                                               
military spouse licensure, while  opening an opportunity for more                                                               
than  just  military  spouses  to  take  advantage  of  temporary                                                               
licensing.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:13:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN noted  that there is no fiscal  note for HB
93.   She questioned  whether Ms.  Chambers anticipates  a fiscal                                                               
note to make this goal of more temporary licenses achievable.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS   offered  her  belief  that   they  have  adequate                                                               
authority to  get that done.   She said they would  make a budget                                                               
request if a problem arose.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ reminded  members that HB 93 is  just providing a                                                               
report on the work that's already been done.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:14:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY  asked if  the boards  have access  to staff                                                               
from  the  DCCED  to  help  them  understand  the  goals  of  the                                                               
department.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:14:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS  explained that all  the boards have  assigned staff                                                               
who work  every day to  support and  process licenses.   She said                                                               
the  department has  an interesting  staffing structure  in which                                                               
most boards have licensing examiners  who tend to be junior level                                                               
assistants.     Furthermore,   several   boards  have   executive                                                               
administrators,  which are  partially exempt  positions, who  can                                                               
engage  in policy.    She said  in the  absence  of an  executive                                                               
administrator,  the department's  management  team helps  provide                                                               
information to  the board and its  examiners.  She noted  that at                                                               
the end  of the day, the  boards are responsible for  hearing the                                                               
information that is being passed along to them.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:17:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   RASMUSSEN  expressed   her  concern   about  the                                                               
temporary licenses.   She said  "I want  to make sure  that we're                                                               
not putting any  group before another group, so  we have Alaskans                                                               
who  are trying  to  start working  and they  need  to get  their                                                               
approval through a board, and  we also have military families who                                                               
are coming in  and maybe it becomes a status  quo to do everybody                                                               
with  temporary licenses,  but again  the  exposure to  liability                                                               
worries me.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:20:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  agreed that  she would be  reticent to  "rip the                                                               
band aid  off" when  it comes  to major reforms.   She  said that                                                               
it's legislators' job  to do the due diligence  to understand the                                                               
implications  of the  decisions that  are being  discussed.   She                                                               
reiterated that  today's discussion  is about  HB 93  which would                                                               
require a report around military  spouse licensure, not about the                                                               
omnibus bill that was introduced by the governor.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  noted that he  has heard from  doctors who                                                               
are  very opposed  to  anything  that would  expand  or even  use                                                               
temporary  licensing for  medical professionals.   He  added that                                                               
they are very concerned about  the health and safety implications                                                               
involved with such a step.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:21:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLIS  asked  if military  personnel  and  their                                                               
spouses can apply for a temporary license at this time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS confirmed  that  they  can if  the  board offers  a                                                               
temporary license; however,  part of the problem is  that not all                                                               
boards  offer   temporary  licenses,   and  if  they   aren't  in                                                               
regulation then they're not available for people to apply for.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLIS asked  if the  boards currently  offer any                                                               
temporary licenses.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS  answered yes,  the boards  currently offer  quite a                                                               
few  temporary  licenses  for a  variety  of  programs  including                                                               
doctors and nurses.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GILLIS inquired as to  how many licenses have been                                                               
requested  in the  last three  years.   He opined  that the  term                                                               
"shall"  instead   of  "may"  sounds  like   "you're  not  giving                                                               
licenses."   He asked how many  have been requested and  how many                                                               
have been given.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ clarified that the  language in the original bill                                                               
was "may" not "shall."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:23:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS said the numbers stay  low.  She explained that they                                                               
don't  have a  "push-a-button-and-this-is-the-number-of-military-                                                               
licenses-that-are-available-type  system."      She  offered  her                                                               
belief  that the  report  would help  the  department get  there,                                                               
because what's  expected in the  report would cause them  to make                                                               
some database changes.  She  approximated that last year they had                                                               
100 or fewer military spouse applications.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLIS  questioned  whether  50  percent  of  the                                                               
license requests made by military spouses have been granted.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS  explained  that if  they're  qualified,  they  are                                                               
issued a  license.  She  said she would  expect that all  of them                                                               
are qualified because they are  coming from a state where they're                                                               
already licensed and credentialled.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:25:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RASMUSSEN  addressed  the zero  fiscal  note  and                                                               
asked how  the department would  be able to handle  the necessary                                                               
database   changes  for   the  reporting   requirement  with   no                                                               
additional cost incurred.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS  said over  the last few  years, the  department has                                                               
been  figuring  out a  way  to  get  certain levels  of  database                                                               
changes done without  having to request additional IT  help.  She                                                               
said  they  are  trying  to  keep  the  cost  low  and  not  hire                                                               
contractors or additional staff.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:26:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ asked how many boards oversee licensure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS  answered  21 licensing  boards  and  22  regulated                                                               
professions.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   SPOHNHOLZ  asked   how  many   of  them   have  executive                                                               
administrators.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS said seven.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ questioned  whether  they have  the capacity  to                                                               
undertake the  support of the  boards that would be  necessary to                                                               
explore military spouse licensure in each case.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHAMBERS  answered yes, they  have systems  for communicating                                                               
with boards and farming out  that communication responsibility to                                                               
the management team, which occurs regularly.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:27:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK added  that U.S. Department of  Defense has a                                                               
contract   with  the   University   of   Minnesota  to   evaluate                                                               
occupational  board  implementation  of laws  and  policies  that                                                               
support  military  spouses  in  all   50  states.    He  directed                                                               
attention to a report included  in the committee packet, entitled                                                               
"Military   Spouse   Licensure  Portability   Examination   State                                                               
Report."  He  reported one of the study's  general findings: that                                                               
there's no  information available pertaining to  how many spouses                                                               
have transferred their licenses in the  last year.  It went on to                                                               
say that spouses  cannot be licensed by  endorsement or temporary                                                               
licensure for  any of the  following boards:  cosmetology, dental                                                               
hygiene, massage therapy,  mental health counseling, occupational                                                               
therapy,  and the  real  estate commission.    He indicated  that                                                               
temporary licenses are issued on  a board-by-board basis and that                                                               
it's necessary  to find  out where  each board  is at,  where the                                                               
legislature can help out, and  to understand why some occupations                                                               
do not  have temporary  licensure.  He  addressed a  concern from                                                               
Representative Fields with an anecdotal example.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:31:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN returned  attention to  the University  of                                                               
Minnesota's analysis of  the portability exam and  the six boards                                                               
that they chose to study.   She sought clarification on why those                                                               
six were specifically  selected.  She asked if  it's because they                                                               
have the highest number of  applicants or if military spouses are                                                               
most likely  to hold licensure  and ask for reciprocity  in those                                                               
areas.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK deferred to Ms. Perreault.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:32:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TAMMIE   PERREAULT,  Regional   Liaison,  Defense-State   Liaison                                                               
Office,  U.S.  Department  of  Defense,  said  the  six  specific                                                               
occupations were chosen randomly  by the researchers because they                                                               
felt that  they represented a cross-section  of occupations which                                                               
military  spouses participated  in.   She  said  they used  these                                                               
[six]  occupations  in all  50  states,  adding that  there's  an                                                               
identical  report   for  each  state  that   addresses  the  same                                                               
research.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:33:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN asked when the study was conducted.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. PERREAULT  replied the  study was conducted  in 2017.   After                                                               
completion, they  asked each  state to  go back  and look  at how                                                               
their occupational licensure laws  were being implemented and how                                                               
they are working for the military  spouses, which is part of what                                                               
led to HB 93 and this reporting request.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:34:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK clarified  that HB 28 states  that boards may                                                               
issue  temporary  licenses, but  also  that  they shall  expedite                                                               
application  procedures   for  military   spouses.     There's  a                                                               
combination of both "may" and "shall," he said.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:35:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. PERREAULT  addressed the PowerPoint presentation  included in                                                               
the  committee  pack,  entitled "Defense-State  Liaison  Office."                                                               
She explained that  most of the information had  been covered and                                                               
directed attention to slide  9, entitled "Licensure Portability."                                                               
She said the  slide shows where different efforts  have been made                                                               
for  license portability  by different  states  and where  Alaska                                                               
falls on this continuum.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:36:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  asked Ms. Perreault where  she would place                                                               
Alaska on the continuum.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. PERREAULT stated  that Alaska is in the yellow  zone for this                                                               
particular subject.   She  went on  to say  that Alaska  is fully                                                               
implementing  its  current  laws;  however,  the  state  has  not                                                               
implemented  or  adopted  any interstate  occupational  licensure                                                               
compacts.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ  pointed  out   that  Alaska  is  not  displayed                                                               
anywhere on the continuum.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MASON  indicated that  Alaska is  represented by  the lighter                                                               
shade of yellow on slide 9.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 93 was held over.                                                                             

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 93 Coast Guard Press Release 6.27.2019.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 DCCED Military Licensing Flyer 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 DOD Memorandum for the National Governors Association 2.23.2018.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 DOD Military Spouse Licensure Report 11.1.2019.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Evaluation of Licensure Implementation 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Fiscal Note DCCED-CBPL 3.20.2019.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 How Alaska is Meeting DOD guidelines for Military Spouse Licensure 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Military Courtesy License Statute 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Professional Licensing Info for Military Personnel and Spouses 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 REACH Miltary Spouse Licensure Portability Examination 04.17.19.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Sponsor Statement 2.24.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Testimony - Received by 4.3.2019.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 Top 20 occupations for military spouses in the labor force 04.17.19.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 93 DOD Liaison Presentation 03.02.2020.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 93
HB 232 Testimony Received by 2.20.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-06 - HB 232 ASHBA Letter of Support.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-06 - HB 232 Fiscal Note - Version U.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-11 - HB 232 AML Letter.docx HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-10 - HB 232 Sectional Analysis.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-11 - HB 232 AML Letter.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-10 - HB 232 Sponsor Statement - FINAL.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-10 - HB 232 FNSB Letter of Support.pdf HENE 2/11/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-20 - HB 232 Alaska Miners Association Letter of Support.pdf HENE 2/20/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-20 - HB 232 Interior Gas Utility Letter of Support.pdf HENE 2/20/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-20 - HB 232 Version S.pdf HENE 2/20/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
2020-02-20 - HB 232 Usibelli and Aurora Energy Letter of Support.pdf HENE 2/20/2020 10:15:00 AM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Fiscal Note DCCED DCRA 02.07.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Sponsor Statement 2.21.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Summary of Changes v. S 2.21.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Conceptual Amendment #1 to vers K.pdf HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232