Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/23/1993 08:00 AM STA

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  HCR 10:  FEDERAL-AID HY FUNDING/DRUG ENFORCEMENT                             
                                                                               
  Number 016                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY read the title to HCR 10 and called for its                   
  sponsor to deliver his statement.                                            
                                                                               
  Number 026                                                                   
                                                                               
  JEANNIE SMITH, LEGISLATIVE AIDE TO REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD                    
  FOSTER, PRIME SPONSOR OF HCR 10, delivered the sponsor's                     
  statement for HCR 10.  She noted the resolution's necessity                  
  to ensure federal highway funding for Fiscal Year 94, and                    
  95, and told the committee that unless the legislature                       
  passed HCR 10, Alaska would lose $9.6 million for funding in                 
  1994 and 1995, and $19.2 million for each fiscal year                        
  thereafter.  She noted passing HCR 10 does not mean Alaska                   
  will comply with federal mandates involving revoking                         
  drivers' licenses.  Instead, it simply complies with the                     
  mandate that the legislature look at the idea.                               
                                                                               
  Number 091                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked for clarification on the deadline for                   
  HCR 10's passage.                                                            
                                                                               
  MS. SMITH stated April 1, 1993, was the deadline for passage                 
  of HCR 10.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 101                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HARLEY OLBERG asked if passing HCR 10 would                   
  comply with the federal mandate.                                             
                                                                               
  MS. SMITH stated it would.                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY explained the federal regulation allowed                      
  states two options:  To either pass a law suspending                         
  drivers' licenses for drug offenses, or to inform the                        
  government it will not.  He stated HCR 10 would do the                       
  latter.                                                                      
                                                                               
  Number 134                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE BETTYE DAVIS MOVED passage of HCR 10.                         
                                                                               
  Number 153                                                                   
                                                                               
  HCR 10 PASSED by a 6-1 vote, Representative Sanders voting                   
  NO.                                                                          
                                                                               

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