Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/28/2001 10:33 AM RLS

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HB 132 - LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICANT CHECK/TRAINING                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KOTT  announced that  the committee  would hear  HOUSE BILL                                                               
NO. 132,  "An Act relating  to the possession or  distribution of                                                               
alcohol  in  a  local  option   area;  requiring  liquor  license                                                               
applicants to  submit fingerprints for the  purpose of conducting                                                               
a criminal history  background check, and relating to  the use of                                                               
criminal justice  information by  the Alcoholic  Beverage Control                                                               
Board;  providing  for  a  review  of  alcohol  server  education                                                               
courses by the Alcoholic Beverage  Control Board every two years;                                                               
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PORTER made  a  motion to  adopt  Version R  [22-                                                               
LS0380\R,  Ford,  4/27/01] as  a  work  draft.   There  being  no                                                               
objection,  it  was so  ordered  and  Version  R was  before  the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KOTT explained  that changes in Version R begin  on page 8,                                                               
Section 10, and continue through the  rest of the bill.  Included                                                               
are a 0.08 [blood alcohol  content]; a "look-back" provision; and                                                               
effective  date  clauses in  Sections  21  and 22,  including  an                                                               
effective date of September 1,  2001, for various agencies to get                                                               
the word out to the public if the bill passes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NORMAN ROKEBERG,  Alaska State  Legislature, came                                                               
forward as the  chair of the House  Judiciary Standing Committee,                                                               
sponsor of  HB 132.  He  informed members that he  had no problem                                                               
with the amendments [in Version R].  He specified that the five-                                                                
year look-back period  is being replaced with  a ten-year period.                                                               
He  expressed appreciation  for  the effective  date, which  will                                                               
give agencies ample  time to implement changes and  to inform the                                                               
public  of the  change  in  the standard  for  the blood  alcohol                                                               
content.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KOTT  asked whether there  were questions for  the sponsor;                                                               
none  were offered.    He  asked whether  anyone  else wished  to                                                               
testify,  then asked  whether there  was any  discussion; neither                                                               
testimony nor discussion was offered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PORTER  moved to report  CSHB 132 [Version  R, 22-                                                               
LS0380\R,   Ford,  4/27/01]   from   committee  with   individual                                                               
recommendations  and  the  attached  indeterminate  fiscal  note.                                                               
There being  no objection, CSHB  132(2d RLS) was reported  out of                                                               
the House Rules Standing Committee.                                                                                             

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