Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

05/01/2017 01:30 PM RULES

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01:32:21 PM Start
01:33:11 PM SCR2
01:44:56 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --
+ SB 3 SMALL VESSEL WASTEWATER EXEMPTION; 1% ART TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ SB 51 EXTEND BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ SB 55 OMNIBUS CRIME/CORRECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ SB 88 AK MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND EXCHANGE TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ SB 100 MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= SCR 2 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2017 TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SCR 2(2d RLS) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
                 HOUSE RULES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                               
                          May 1, 2017                                                                                           
                           1:32 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Matt Claman, Vice Chair                                                                                          
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative David Eastman                                                                                                    
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                                              
Proclaiming April 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS SCR 2(2D RLS) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SCR 2                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: APRIL 2017                                                                         
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/08/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/08/17       (S)       STA, HSS                                                                                               
02/24/17       (S)       STA REFERRAL WAIVED                                                                                    
02/27/17       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/27/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/27/17       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/01/17       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/01/17       (S)       Moved SCR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/01/17       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/03/17       (S)       HSS RPT 5DP                                                                                            
03/03/17       (S)       DP: WILSON, BEGICH, VON IMHOF, GIESSEL,                                                                
                         MICCICHE                                                                                               
03/06/17       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/06/17       (S)       VERSION: SCR 2                                                                                         
03/08/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/08/17       (H)       STA, HSS                                                                                               
03/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       Moved SCR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/24/17       (H)       STA RPT 7DP                                                                                            
03/24/17       (H)       DP: JOHNSON, WOOL, LEDOUX, KNOPP,                                                                      
                         BIRCH, TUCK, KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                            
04/04/17       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/04/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/04/17       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/06/17       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/06/17       (H)       Moved SCR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
04/06/17       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/07/17       (H)       HSS RPT 5DP 1NR                                                                                        
04/07/17       (H)       DP: JOHNSTON, EDGMON, SULLIVAN-LEONARD,                                                                
                        KITO, SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                         
04/07/17       (H)       NR: EASTMAN                                                                                            
04/26/17       (H)       RLS AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/26/17       (H)       Moved HCS SCR 2(RLS) Out of Committee                                                                  
04/26/17       (H)       MINUTE(RLS)                                                                                            
04/27/17       (H)       RULES TO CALENDAR PENDING RPT                                                                          
04/27/17       (H)       RETURNED TO RLS COMMITTEE                                                                              
04/27/17       (H)       RLS RPT HCS(RLS) NT 4DP 3AM                                                                            
04/27/17       (H)       DP: KITO, CLAMAN, STUTES, LEDOUX                                                                       
04/27/17       (H)       AM: EASTMAN, CHENAULT, REINBOLD                                                                        
05/01/17       (H)       RLS AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses to record                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:32:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GABRIELLE LEDOUX called the  House Rules Standing Committee                                                             
meeting back to  order at 1:32 p.m.  [The  committee had recessed                                                               
at   1:34  p.m.   on   4/26/17   to  a   call   of  the   chair.]                                                               
Representatives   Claman,   Stutes,  Kito,   Chenault,   Eastman,                                                               
Reinbold, and LeDoux were present at the call back to order.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        SCR 2-SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: APRIL 2017                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:33:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE  CONCURRENT RESOLUTION  NO. 2,  Proclaiming April  2017 as                                                               
Sexual Assault Awareness Month.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX issued  an  apology for  having  made a  procedural                                                               
error  in  not  allowing  amendments to  be  offered  during  the                                                               
previous hearing  of SCR  2 on 4/26/17  and explained  the reason                                                               
she had requested SCR 2 be  sent back to the House Rules Standing                                                               
Committee was to correct the error.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:34:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN moved to rescind  the committee's action in                                                               
moving HCS SCR  2(RLS) out of the House  Rules Standing Committee                                                               
on  4/26/17.    There  being no  objection,  the  proposed  House                                                               
committee  substitute  (HCS)  for  SCR  2,  Version  30-LS0320\O,                                                               
Martin, 4/26/17, was before the committee as a working document.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:34:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  moved to adopt Amendment  1, labeled 30-                                                               
LS0320\D.1, Martin, 4/26/17, which read as follows:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "2017"                                                                                                       
          Insert "2018"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "April 2017 and"                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "April 7, 2017, and"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "2017"                                                                                                         
          Insert "2018"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "April 2017 and"                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "April 7, 2017, and"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  explained that Amendment 1  would update                                                               
the proposed concurrent  resolution.  He explained  that since it                                                               
is  already May  2017, those  dates that  referred to  April 2017                                                               
would be deleted.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:35:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN withdrew  his objection  to the  motion to                                                               
adopt Amendment 1.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:35:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  noted that Amendment  1 is labeled  D.1, but                                                               
the working document before the committee  is Version O.  He said                                                               
he wanted to make sure the  amendment is conformed to the correct                                                               
version of the bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  responded that  Amendment 1  is intended                                                               
to address Version  O, and he said  he would not be  averse to an                                                               
amendment to Amendment 1 to ensure that purpose.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:36:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX   relayed  that  Legislative  Legal   and  Research                                                               
Services  advised  the  committee  that the  bill  drafter  would                                                               
conform amendments adopted to Version O.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:36:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  stated  support  of  Amendment  1  as  a                                                               
sensible  measure to  ensure  that the  dates  in the  concurrent                                                               
resolution are updated.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:37:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN,  in response  to Chair  LeDoux, reiterated                                                               
that  he had  withdrawn  his  objection to  the  motion to  adopt                                                               
Amendment 1.   There being no further objection,  Amendment 1 was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:37:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 2,  labeled 30-                                                               
LS0320\O.1, Martin, 4/26/17, which read as follows:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert new material to read:                                                                                          
          "WHEREAS taking the life of an innocent preborn                                                                     
      child through abortion is the ultimate form of child                                                                      
     abuse,  and, in  2016, according  to the  Department of                                                                    
     Health and Social  Services, the lives of  at least 556                                                                    
     Alaska preborn  children were  taken through  the State                                                                    
     of  Alaska   medical  assistance  and   Denali  KidCare                                                                    
     programs; and                                                                                                              
     WHEREAS,  in 2016,  75 percent  of  the Alaska  preborn                                                                  
     children whose lives were  taken through abortion whose                                                                    
     mothers  were 14  years of  age or  younger were  taken                                                                    
     through the Denali KidCare program; and"                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  indicated that Amendment 2  would address                                                               
language in Version O that speaks  to data from the Department of                                                               
Health  and   Social  Services  (DHSS)  regarding   "reports  and                                                               
allegations  of harm  involving tens  of thousands  of children."                                                               
He then  began reading  the language that  would be  inserted, as                                                               
shown in Amendment 2.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:38:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN called  a  point of  order  to state  that                                                               
Amendment 2  speaks for  itself and  he did not  see the  need to                                                               
have it read to the committee.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:38:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  opined that  since [Version O]  speaks to                                                               
both  sexual assault  and child  abuse,  "we would  not be  doing                                                               
justice  to  child  abuse"  without   addressing  abortion.    He                                                               
indicated that  the second paragraph  [of Amendment 2]  speaks to                                                               
the issue of sexual assault and child abuse.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:39:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD said  she thinks it is  important to note                                                               
that  "the  likes of  556  Alaskan  preborn children  were  taken                                                               
through  the  State  of  Alaska through  Denali  KidCare."    She                                                               
explained she thinks that is  important, because this is an issue                                                               
of public funds and abortion.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:39:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  objected to Amendment 2.  He emphasized that                                                               
he  does  not  believe  that   the  content  in  Amendment  2  is                                                               
appropriate  in  a  concurrent resolution  about  sexual  assault                                                               
awareness and  child abuse  prevention.  He  said child  abuse is                                                               
clearly defined in statute and  does not include unborn children.                                                               
He  expressed concern  that  adopting Amendment  2  may turn  the                                                               
legislation into  "a political football  that at this  point will                                                               
possibly  not  have  any  other  action."    He  said  there  are                                                               
important things  in SCR  2, on  which he would  like to  see the                                                               
committee  take  action.    He  opined  that  it  would  be  more                                                               
appropriate for  Representative Eastman  to withdraw  Amendment 2                                                               
and allow the legislation to move forward.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:40:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN posited that to  allow SCR 2 to go forward                                                               
"without raising  awareness ... to  those aspects of  child abuse                                                               
that do  relate to  the state  funding that's  spoken to  in this                                                               
amendment  ... would  not  only  be an  injustice  to the  entire                                                               
concept of ... raising awareness"  of child abuse, but would also                                                               
"defeat  the   purpose  of  raising  awareness   from  this  very                                                               
important issue," which he said is the purpose of Amendment 2.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:41:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN, in  response to  Chair LeDoux,  confirmed                                                               
that  he  maintained  his  objection   to  the  motion  to  adopt                                                               
Amendment 2.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:41:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call  vote was taken.   Representatives Eastman, Reinbold,                                                               
Chenault,   and   LeDoux  voted   in   favor   of  Amendment   2.                                                               
Representatives  Claman,  Stutes,  and  Kito  voted  against  it.                                                               
Therefore, Amendment 2 was adopted by a vote of 4-3.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:42:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  thanked  Chair LeDoux  for  her  previous                                                               
apology, for admitting an error  and realizing that "transparency                                                               
is what we're all about."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:43:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD echoed  the  comments of  Representative                                                               
Stutes,  and she  thanked Chair  LeDoux for  "the opportunity  to                                                               
have  the  minority voice  heard."    She recognized  that  Chair                                                               
LeDoux had voted with the minority.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:43:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  stated that  with the adoption  of Amendment                                                               
2, he could no longer support SCR 2.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:43:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  thanked Chair  LeDoux for her  support of                                                               
Amendment 2, and he stated his support of SCR 2, as amended.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:43:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN moved to report  HCS for SCR 2, Version 30-                                                               
LS0320\O,  Martin, 4/26/17,  as  amended, out  of committee  with                                                               
individual recommendations and the previous zero fiscal note.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:44:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO objected.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:44:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call  vote was taken.   Representatives Chenault, Eastman,                                                               
Reinbold,  Stutes, and  LeDoux voted  in favor  of the  motion to                                                               
report HCS  for SCR 2,  Version 30-LS0320\O, Martin,  4/26/17, as                                                               
amended,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the previous zero  fiscal note.  Representatives  Claman and Kito                                                               
voted against it.  Therefore, HCS  SCR 2(2d RLS) was reported out                                                               
of the House Rules Standing Committee by a vote of 5-2.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:44:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  recessed the  House Rules  Standing Committee  to a                                                               
call  of the  chair.   [The  House Rules  Standing Committee  was                                                               
subsequently  scheduled to  reconvene  at 12:30  p.m. on  5/4/17,                                                               
delayed to a call of the chair, and was never reconvened.]                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HCS SCR2 Amendments.pdf HRLS 5/1/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
HCS SCR2 Additional Document - Letter of Support.pdf HRLS 5/1/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SB 100 Amendment.pdf HRLS 5/1/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
CSSB 55 Amendments.pdf HRLS 5/1/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 55