Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

03/16/2020 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 15 Minutes Following Session --
+= SB 52 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL; ALCOHOL REG TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
Board of Public Accountancy; Alcoholic Beverage
Control Board; State Board of Registration for
Architects, Engineers, & Land Surveyors; Board
of Barbers & Hairdressers; Board of Chiropractic
Examiners; Alaska Labor Relations Agency;
Marijuana Control Board; Board of Marital &
Family Therapy; Board of Massage Therapists;
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; Board
of Nursing; Occupational Safety & Health Review
Board; Board of Examiners in Optometry; Board of
Pharmacy; State Physical Therapy & Occupational
Therapy Board; Board of Professional Counselors;
Board of Psychologists & Psychological Associate
Examiners; Board of Certified Real Estate
Appraisers; Real Estate Commission; Regulatory
Commission of Alaska; Board of Social Work
Examiners; Board of Veterinary Examiners;
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; Alaska
Workers' Compensation Board
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 27 REGULATION OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 27(RES) Out of Committee
         HB  27-REGULATION OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:45:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be  CS FOR  HOUSE  BILL  NO. 27(RES),  "An  Act  relating to  the                                                               
manufacture,  sale,  and   distribution  of  products  containing                                                               
certain  flame retardant  chemicals;  relating  to an  interstate                                                               
chemicals  clearinghouse;  adding  unlawful acts  to  the  Alaska                                                               
Unfair  Trade   Practices  and   Consumer  Protection   Act;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:46:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARLA  HEART,  Staff,  Representative Geran  Tarr,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  on behalf  of representative  Tarr, prime  sponsor,                                                               
provided  a brief  review of  HB 27.   She  stated that  the bill                                                               
seeks to  regulate flame retardants  in Alaska.  She  addressed a                                                               
question about  federal regulation  of flame retardants  from the                                                               
last bill  hearing.   She clarified  that the  federal government                                                               
does  not  regulate  flame  retardants;  however,  they  do  have                                                               
standards for  mattress flammability  that can  be met  with non-                                                               
toxic options.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:47:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  expressed his  appreciation for  the bill.                                                               
He  anecdotally   reported  that   its   surprisingly   hard  for                                                               
consumers to  figure out  which products  are non-toxic  and safe                                                               
for their families.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:47:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:47:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES moved to report  CSHB 27, Version LS0198\K,                                                               
out  of   committee  with  individual  recommendations   and  the                                                               
accompanying fiscal  notes.  Without Objection,  CSHB 27(RES) was                                                               
moved from the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                     

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