Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

03/13/2020 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 91 NATUROPATHS: LICENSING; PRACTICE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 91(L&C) Out of Committee
+= HB 301 ELECTRICIAN & PLUMBER APPRENTICESHIPS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 27 REGULATION OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 146 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS: APPLIC.; INSURANCE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
            HB  91-NATUROPATHS: LICENSING; PRACTICE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:19:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be  CS FOR  HOUSE  BILL  NO. 91(L&C),  "An  Act  relating to  the                                                               
practice  of naturopathy;  establishing the  Naturopathy Advisory                                                               
Board;  relating to  the licensure  of  naturopaths; relating  to                                                               
disciplinary   sanctions  for   naturopaths;   relating  to   the                                                               
Department of Commerce, Community,  and Economic Development; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:19:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERIN SHINE, Staff, Representative  Jennifer Johnston, provided an                                                               
overview of  HB 91, on  behalf of Representative  Johnston, prime                                                               
sponsor.   She stated that the  bill is a modernization  of scope                                                               
for naturopathic  doctors (NDs)  in Alaska.   She added  that the                                                               
current  CS, Version  K,  also modernizes  the  statutes for  the                                                               
powers and duties  of the Division of  Corporations, Business and                                                               
Professional  Licensing,  Department  of  Commerce,  Community  &                                                               
Economic Development (DCCED).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:20:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY   questioned  whether  other   states  that                                                               
expanded the  scope of practice  for NDs found any  evidence that                                                               
its a risk to public safety.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  said in her  conversations with the  regulatory bodies                                                               
for the  states of  Oregon and Washington,  she found  that their                                                               
rates of investigation were minimal.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY suggested  that to  mean there  werent  any                                                               
spikes in malpractice noticed in [Oregon and Washington].                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  confirmed that.   She further  noted that  both Oregon                                                               
and Washington have limited  prescriptive authority of controlled                                                               
substances, which HB 91 does not allow.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY expressed her  interest in ensuring that NDs                                                               
clarify that they are naturopathic  doctors   not medical doctors                                                               
   in their  title.   She  stated that  according to  Legislative                                                               
Legal, Alaska statutes already require that.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  pointed out  that there  is no  such thing  as a                                                               
"regular  doctor.    She  explained that  a   regular doctor   is                                                               
often called an  allopathic doctor or a  medical doctor; however,                                                               
many types of doctors exist.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:23:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  opined  that   although  there  is  valid                                                               
concern that citizens  are not put at risk  when medical services                                                               
in Alaska  are addressed, the  current committee  substitute (CS)                                                               
for HB  91 has  enough protections and  provisions to  help serve                                                               
Alaskans and the  diversity of medical approaches  and needs that                                                               
they want in their communities.   She said she will be supporting                                                               
the bill in its current form.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:25:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES moved to report  CSHB 91, Version LS0608\K,                                                               
Fisher, 2/8/20, out of  committee with individual recommendations                                                               
and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.    Without objection,  CSHB                                                               
91(L&C)  was moved  from the  House Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 146 Sectional Analysis v. S 2.25.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Sponsor Statement v. S 2.25.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - Alaska Automobile Dealers Association Bill Narrative 2.25.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - AS. 45.25.400-45.25.990 Motor Vehicle Dealer Practices 11.25.2019.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - Dealer Licensing Requirements (WA, TX, HI, OR, MT, DE, OH, AK) 2.25.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - Letter received 3.11.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/18/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - Letters Received by 3.2.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Supporting Document - Surety Bond Requirements (All 50 states and Washington, D.C.) 2.28.2020.pdf HL&C 3/13/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/18/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146