Legislature(2019 - 2020)DAVIS 106

03/20/2020 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+= SB 195 BD OF DIRECTORS: DOMESTIC INSURERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 195 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 94 ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS EXCISE TAX TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 94(L&C) Out of Committee
-- 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
<Above Item Removed from Agenda>
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 146 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS: APPLIC.; INSURANCE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSHB 146(JUD) Out of Committee
+= HB 84 WORKERS' COMP: POLICE, FIRE, EMT, PARAMED TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
         HB  94-ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS EXCISE TAX                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:28:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO.  94,  "An Act  relating  to  the taxation  of                                                               
electronic  smoking  products;  and providing  for  an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:28:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute (CS) for HB 94,  labeled 31-LS0441\K, Nauman, 3/13/20,                                                               
as the working document.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:28:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN,  prime sponsor,  explained the  changes to                                                               
HB 94  proposed under Version K.   She stated that  the committee                                                               
substitute  adds measures  for  licensing  online retailers,  age                                                               
verification at  point of sale  and point of  delivery, labelling                                                               
of items shipped, and taxation of  direct online sales to the end                                                               
consumer.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:29:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  removed her objection.   There being  no further                                                               
objection, Version K was adopted as the working draft.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ opened public testimony.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:30:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JESSI WALTON expressed her opposition to  HB 94.  She offered her                                                               
belief that the bill would close small businesses.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES   asked  how  HB  94   would  close  small                                                               
businesses.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. WALTON  opined that the  75 percent  wholesale tax is  a lot.                                                               
She said  it will drive people  to make their own  vape juice (E-                                                               
cigarette liquid) at  home, instead of buying vape  juice that is                                                               
appropriately made from a retailer.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:31:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAMEREN EATON,  Operations Manager, Alaska Elixirs  Vapes, voiced                                                               
his opposition  to HB 94.   He expressed his concern  that the 75                                                               
percent  excise tax  would drive  customers to  purchase products                                                               
online, which would  bring  down  brick-and-mortar stores through                                                               
declining sales.   He  argued that combined  with the  55 percent                                                               
nicotine tax in the Matanuska-Susitna  borough, the additional 75                                                               
percent tax on electronic smoking products  would add up to a tax                                                               
of 135  percent.  Nonetheless,  he commended the addition  of age                                                               
verification for online sales.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:32:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES sought  clarification  as  to whether  the                                                               
bill equalizes  the tax on  electronic smoking products  with the                                                               
tobacco tax.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  confirmed that.  She  explained that under                                                               
current  law, tobacco  products  are  taxed by  the  state at  75                                                               
percent of the wholesale price;  however, vaping products are not                                                               
included in that category and  therefore, are not currently taxed                                                               
in Alaska.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   STUTES  observed   that  despite   the  tax   on                                                               
cigarettes, there  are still  a lot  of people  who smoke  in the                                                               
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:33:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SARAH  EATON   Co-owner  Alaska  Elixirs  Vapes,   expressed  her                                                               
opposition to the  75 percent tax.  She said  if it were enacted,                                                               
her business  would not  be able  to employ  its personnel.   She                                                               
alleged  that  the  U.S.  Food   and  Drug  Administration  (FDA)                                                               
identified  that  brick-and-mortar  vape shops  keep  [electronic                                                               
smoking] products  out of childrens   hands and help  adults quit                                                               
smoking  cigarettes.   She  claimed  that  combined with  the  55                                                               
percent  nicotine  tax  in  the  Matanuska-Susitna  borough,  the                                                               
additional 75  percent tax on  electronic smoking  products would                                                               
add up to a tax of  135 percent, which would prevent her business                                                               
from making a  profit.  She opined that tobacco  helps people and                                                               
that her business sells products save lives.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ said  shes  not sure that  Ms. Eatons  statements                                                               
have  been verified  by the  FDA.   She asked  if online  tobacco                                                               
sales are taxed.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN answered yes.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOL asked  how those  online taxes  are realized  and                                                               
whether HB 94 allows for the online taxation of vaping products.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN deferred to Mr. Clark.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:38:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIMOTHY CLARK,  Staff, Representative  Sara Hannan,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of Representative Hannan,  prime sponsor,                                                               
explained that  online cigarette  sales are  subject to  the tax;                                                               
however, the end consumer is responsible  for paying the tax.  He                                                               
noted that  the current  CS, Version K,  adds vaping  products to                                                               
the  same  category  in  terms  of  online  sales  from  licensed                                                               
distributers   to  licensed   retailers  and   online  sales   to                                                               
consumers.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ   suggested  a  solution  wherein   the  tax  is                                                               
collected by the online retailer that  makes the sale.  She asked                                                               
if that would be outside the state's jurisdiction.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CLARK said  [the Tax  Division] searched  to find  the right                                                               
structure for  this tax; however,  "the problem is  the internet"                                                               
in terms of  enforceability.  He explained that  while tobacco is                                                               
one  of the  most highly  regulated commodities  in the  country,                                                               
vaping  is one  of the  least regulated  industries because  it's                                                               
new.  He  expressed his hope that "as regulation  is developed in                                                               
the coming  years, which  is a  reasonable expectation,  then the                                                               
efficacy of  these measures would grow  in the same way  that the                                                               
taxation measures on tobacco are fairly robust."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   SPOHNHOLZ  acknowledged   the  attempt   to  remedy   the                                                               
collection of online sales tax as online commerce expands.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:42:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN explained  that since  colonial times  the                                                               
federal  government  has tracked  the  sale  and distribution  of                                                               
tobacco and shared that information  with states.  She added that                                                               
vaping disrupts that process because  it cannot be tracked in the                                                               
same way.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:43:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRANDON  SPANOS, Deputy  Director,  Tax  Division, Department  of                                                               
Revenue, addressed  how tobacco is  tracked and taxed  in Alaska.                                                               
He stated that  tobacco is divided into two  categories under the                                                               
tax  statutes:  cigarettes  and  other  tobacco  products  (OTP).                                                               
Cigarettes, he  said, have  a base  tax of 38  mills, which  is a                                                               
dedicated  fund, and  the additional  tax is  a designated  fund.                                                               
The  federal   Prevent  All  Cigarette  Trafficking   (PACT)  Act                                                               
requires the tracking of all  cigarettes, but not the tracking of                                                               
OTP.   He  explained that  OTP  are taxed  at 75  percent of  the                                                               
wholesale price, adding  that OTP are only taxed  if brought into                                                               
the state for resale.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:46:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS questioned  whether under current statutory                                                               
authority, the  Department of Revenue  would have the  ability to                                                               
promulgate  regulations to  capture the  tax revenue  from online                                                               
sales of e-cigarettes if HB 94 were to pass.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPANOS  answered yes,  if given the  authority to  tax online                                                               
sales, the Department  of Revenue could regulate  the taxation of                                                               
online cigarette sales under HB 94.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  offered his  understanding that  given the                                                               
Department  of Revenues   existing  authority  under the  Wayfair                                                               
Decision, the department could promulgate  regulations on how the                                                               
tax on online sales is collected.  He asked if that is correct.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPANOS  clarified that the  Wayfair Decision gave  states the                                                               
authority to  tax online sales.   He said the bill  would have to                                                               
specifically assess  the tax and  require the online  retailer to                                                               
collect and remit the tax.   He further explained that collection                                                               
and remittance  is a  traditional sales tax  mechanism.   He said                                                               
that language  would need to  be in HB  94 for the  department to                                                               
require an online retailer to collect and remit.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:48:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT BRISCOE  expressed his opposition  to HB 94.   He informed                                                               
the  committee that  he works  in a  vape shop.   He  offered his                                                               
belief that  raising the  tax would drive  people away  from vape                                                               
shops, keep them on cigarettes longer, and affect business.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:49:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALEX MCDONALD  voiced his opposition to  the 75 percent tax.   He                                                               
argued  that  this  tax  was  defeated  under  Governor  Walkers                                                                
administration  and  found  to  be  a  job-killer  and  a  highly                                                               
regressive tax that hits low-income  individuals the hardest.  He                                                               
opined that considering  a bill that would  hurt small businesses                                                               
is   absolutely backwards   given the  current economic  state of                                                               
affairs.   He offered  his belief  that HB  94 would  push people                                                               
back  to cigarettes.    He alleged  that  if Medicaid  recipients                                                               
could  make the  switch  from cigarettes  to  safer products  the                                                               
state would save one billion dollars in 10 years.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  asked how [the  tax] would have  a greater                                                               
effect on low-income individuals.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MCDONALD  citing  research  from  the  Heartland  Institute,                                                               
reported that people  who make under $30,000 spend  14 percent of                                                               
their  income on  tobacco products  versus people  who make  over                                                               
$60,000 and  spend an  average of  2 percent  of their  income on                                                               
tobacco products.   He said,   money is better spent  by families                                                               
to buy shoes for their  kids, school supplies, sports equipment                                                                 
things that they  actually need.   He went on  to say that people                                                               
are not  harming themselves if they  are using a product  that is                                                               
found to be 95 percent safer  than smoking.  He added,  the money                                                               
should stay in the families for trying to better their health.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:53:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS asked Mr. McDonald  if he is aware that the                                                               
Heartland  Institute is  substantially  funded by  the very  same                                                               
large  tobacco  companies  that  have  acquired  the  e-cigarette                                                               
companies.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MCDONALD  said  the  doctors  that  issued  the  report  are                                                               
nationally recognized  for tobacco  and substance control  at the                                                               
Heartland Institute.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  stated that  the Heartland Institute  is a                                                               
well-known  front  group for  junk  science  funded by  the  very                                                               
industries that  are trying  to avoid  necessary regulation  on a                                                               
variety of issues, including tobacco.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:54:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHAUN D'SYLVA, Clear the Air  Alaska, informed the committee that                                                               
he owns three  adult vapor stores located  in Fairbanks, Wasilla,                                                               
and  Anchorage.    He  discussed   several  studies  and  various                                                               
research, indicating  that e-cigarettes are an  effective smoking                                                               
cessation tool and less harmful  than combustible cigarettes.  He                                                               
argued   that  [vaping]   is  95   percent  safer   than  smoking                                                               
cigarettes, adding that the tax  proposed under HB 94 would steer                                                               
people  away from  [vaping] products  that are  healthier, safer,                                                               
and can help reduce the  states  Medicare costs.  Nonetheless, he                                                               
stated his support  for the T-21 [Tobacco 21]    which raised the                                                               
federal minimum  age for sale of  tobacco products from 18  to 21                                                               
years -  portion of  the bill.   To  conclude, he  reiterated his                                                               
concern  about treating  [e-cigarettes] the  same as  cigarettes.                                                               
He opined that they are not the same.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLIS  asked   why  [e-cigarettes]  are  treated                                                               
different in England than in they are the United States.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. D'SYLVA  said Public  Health England  is responsible  for the                                                               
countrys  entire health  care system.  He claimed  that they took                                                               
a  comprehensive, science-based,  nonbiased  look at  e-cigarette                                                               
technology  and   that  their  goal  is   to  reduce  combustible                                                               
cigarette sales to zero by the year 2030.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:00:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHRIS EATON  expressed his opposition to  HB 94.  He  opined that                                                               
the bill is  not for the public interest.   He offered his belief                                                               
that it will close small businesses and open a black market.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:01:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JASON JONES, Owner,  Legion Vapor, reported that  vaping is 95-99                                                               
percent safer  than smoking  cigarettes.   He opined  that vaping                                                               
products and cigarettes should not  be taxed equally.  He offered                                                               
his belief that the tax  increase will encourage people to return                                                               
to cigarettes.  He expressed  concern that his business would not                                                               
survive if this bill were to pass.   To conclude, he said that he                                                               
opposes HB 94.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:03:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELIJAH ROWLEY said  he is testifying in opposition to  HB 94.  He                                                               
noted that he works  in a vape shop and is  concerned that if the                                                               
proposed tax  is enacted,  he or his  fellow employees  will lose                                                               
their job.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:03:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JONATHAN WILSON  expressed his opposition  to HB 94.   He offered                                                               
his  belief that  it would  increase health  care costs  and push                                                               
people back to  smoking cigarettes.  He argued that   its  been a                                                               
failed  bill  for   years,   adding  that  it   will  harm  small                                                               
businesses.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:04:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GREG  WEAVER  said,  its   ludicrous  that  we even  have  people                                                               
calling in  whining about jobs  being lost when they  are pumping                                                               
poison into  the systems of our  children.   He pointed  out that                                                               
vaping is  unregulated by the  FDA and  argued that no  one knows                                                               
whats  in it.   He added that  kids think vaping is  safe and can                                                               
easily hide  it from  their parents.   He  opined that  it should                                                               
 get kicked out of our state."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:06:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
FRANK LAMONT  expressed his opposition  to HB  94.  He  said that                                                               
imposing a  75 percent tax  would make  it more difficult  to get                                                               
adults off cigarettes  and on to vaping.  He  said the bill would                                                               
affect his  place of work  and might cause  him to lose  his job,                                                               
rendering him  useless of any  income for a  period of time.   He                                                               
claimed  that vaping  helps  gradually  decrease users   nicotine                                                               
intake to zero.   In closing, he reiterated his  opposition to HB
94.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:08:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARGE  STONEKING,   American  Lung  Association,   expressed  her                                                               
support for HB  94.  She stated that despite  what vapor industry                                                               
representatives  might say,  e-cigarettes and  vapes are  tobacco                                                               
products.    They  are  not  different,  safer,  or  better  than                                                               
combustible  cigarettes,  she  said.    She  explained  that  [e-                                                               
cigarettes] are derived from the  tobacco plant and are under the                                                               
jurisdiction   of   the  FDA   as   tobacco   products,  not   as                                                               
pharmaceutical cessation products.   She added that  they need to                                                               
be treated as  such under the law.  She  reported that increasing                                                               
tobacco taxes  result in  fewer kids starting  to smoke  and more                                                               
adults quitting, while at the  same time providing revenue to the                                                               
state.    She further  noted  that  low-income smokers  are  more                                                               
likely to  quit than  high income  smokers in  response to  a tax                                                               
increase.   Furthermore, the  FDA has  not found  any e-cigarette                                                               
products that  are safe  and effective  in helping  smokers quit.                                                               
Consequently,   e-cigarette  products   can  no   longer  legally                                                               
advertise themselves as a cessation or harm reduction tool.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:11:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EMILY  NENON,  Government  Relations  Director,  American  Cancer                                                               
Society Cancer  Action Network, expressed  her concern  about the                                                               
epidemic of e-cigarette  use by youths.  She noted  that over the                                                               
past few  years it  has grown at  an increasingly  alarming rate.                                                               
She reported that the taxation of  tobacco products is one of the                                                               
most effective tools  for keeping kids from ever  starting to use                                                               
tobacco.  She urged the passage of HB 94.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked if  Ms. Nenon  finds it  ironic that                                                               
big tobacco  companies that sell  and promote  e-cigarettes claim                                                               
their products  are for smoking  cessation, while  marketing them                                                               
to young people who have never smoked before.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. NENON  said whether she  finds it ironic is  less significant                                                               
than  the  fact  that  its    illegal  for  them  to  market  [e-                                                               
cigarettes] as cessation products.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:14:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VIKKI  JO  KENNEDY  shared  several   personal  anecdotes.    She                                                               
expressed  her support  for implementing  a tax  on e-cigarettes.                                                               
She pointed out  that no one knows how bad  they might be, adding                                                               
that people  once thought tobacco  was safe  too.  She  urged the                                                               
passage of HB 94 and  specifically thanked Representatives Hannan                                                               
and Fields.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:16:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOHN SONIN echoed  the sentiments of the previous  testifier.  He                                                               
expressed his  concern about kids using  e-cigarettes and thanked                                                               
the committee for hearing the bill.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:18:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STEVEN  TAYLOR stated  that  he  is in  favor  of increasing  the                                                               
tobacco tax on e-cigarettes.   He observed that tobacco companies                                                               
are advertising to  young adults and children  with their flavors                                                               
alone.   He stated that they  are not cessation products  and are                                                               
full of  harmful chemicals.  He  expressed his hope that  the tax                                                               
will  help prevent  people from  ever starting  a bad  habit like                                                               
tobacco.  He urged the committee to pass HB 94.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:20:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS questioned  whether  the  state could  tax                                                               
online sales from online distributers if  HB 94 were to pass.  He                                                               
also asked if additional language  is required for the Department                                                               
of Revenue to collect taxes from online sales.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  explained that  when she introduced  HB 94                                                               
one  year  ago, the  Department  of  Revenue conveyed  that  they                                                               
wanted to  help structure the bill  in a way that  allows them to                                                               
collect  the most  revenue.   They department  also knows  that a                                                               
large volume of  [e-cigarettes] are sold over the  internet.  She                                                               
recounted  Mr. Spanos  communicating  that  the department  would                                                               
figure out a  way to collect the revenue if  given the authority.                                                               
She noted  that there is  no graceful way  to do it  because most                                                               
states have a  state sales tax, which provides them  with an easy                                                               
mechanism to collect.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  said he is  glad that the  record reflects                                                               
the sponsors  intent.   He opined that the plain  language of the                                                               
bill  enables  the   department  to  collect  the   taxes  on  e-                                                               
cigarettes, including  those sold  online, in the  most efficient                                                               
manner possible.   He further  noted that the annual  social cost                                                               
of tobacco products in the  United States is $300 billion, adding                                                               
that the  youth death and  hospitalization rate from  COVID-19 in                                                               
the U.S. is higher than in  other countries   partly from chronic                                                               
conditions,  including respiratory  conditions.   He said  its  a                                                               
critical public  health issue and expressed  his appreciation for                                                               
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ  agreed.  She  shared an anecdotal  example about                                                               
the difficulty of  quitting cigarettes and how  they are marketed                                                               
to  young  people.    She added  that  preventing  children  from                                                               
picking up  e-cigarettes is a  laudable public health goal.   She                                                               
reiterated that the committees  intention  is for online sales to                                                               
be taxed and for the bill to be passed expeditiously.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  responded  to several  comments  made  by                                                               
testifiers.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:25:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GILLIS  asked   if   under   current  law,   age                                                               
verification is required for vaping.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN answered yes.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLIS questioned  whether most  online purchases                                                               
are for personal consumption or  if people order large volumes of                                                               
product.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  said she  does not know.   She  added that                                                               
after  spending a  career with  teenagers, she  would not  put it                                                               
past them  to lie about their  age on an online  age verification                                                               
system.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:26:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES moved to report  CSHB 94, Version LS0441\K,                                                               
Nauman,    3/13/20,   out    of    committee   with    individual                                                               
recommendations  and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.    Without                                                               
objection,  CSHB  94(L&C) was  moved  from  the House  Labor  and                                                               
Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:27:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:27 to 4:29 p.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 94 Explanation of Changes, Ver. U to Ver. K 3.16.2020.pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 94
HB 94 Work Draft Ver. K 3.16.2020.pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 94
SB 195 Letter of Support - Alaska National Insurance Company (3.2.20).pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 Sectional Analysis ver. A.PDF HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 Letter of Support - MODA (2.26.20).pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 Sponsor Statement ver. A.PDF HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
SB 195
HB 84 Labor and Commerece Committee Question Responses 2.26.20.pdf HL&C 2/28/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 APEI Letter of Opposition 02.25.2020.pdf HL&C 2/28/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Labor and Commerece Committee Question Responses 2.26.20.pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Letter of Support ACOA 2.26.20.pdf HL&C 2/28/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Supporting Document- Women Firefighters Biomonitoring Collaborative Research Update.pdf HL&C 2/28/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 146 Work Draft Committee Substitute v. S 2.19.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 PM
HL&C 3/18/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Sponsor Statement v. S 2.25.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 PM
HL&C 3/18/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 146
HB 146 Sectional Analysis v. S 2.25.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 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 - Alaska Automobile Dealers Association Bill Narrative 2.25.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 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 - AS. 45.25.400-45.25.990 Motor Vehicle Dealer Practices 11.25.2019.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 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 - Dealer Licensing Requirements (WA, TX, HI, OR, MT, DE, OH, AK) 2.25.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 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 2.25.2020.pdf HJUD 2/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 2/28/2020 1:00:00 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 - 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 - 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 84 Fiscal Note DOA RM 02.25.2020.pdf HL&C 3/20/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84