Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/24/1994 08:00 AM STA

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  HB 504 - SALE OF ALCOHOL IN CLUBS                                            
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY opened HB 504, sponsored by House Special                     
  Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs, for discussion.                 
  Number 075                                                                   
  addressed HB 504.  He stated current Alaska statute requires                 
  that in order to purchase and be served alcohol in the                       
  American Legion or other patriotic organizations, active                     
  duty military personnel must be in uniform.  This                            
  requirement exists even though the military does not require                 
  personnel to wear their uniform during off duty hours.  He                   
  noted HB 504 would amend statute by removing the words "in                   
  uniform," thereby allowing military personnel to visit a                     
  patriotic organization without having to wear a uniform.  He                 
  stated Alaska's VFW and American Legion posts support HB 504                 
  to better accommodate the military personnel they represent.                 
  Number 091                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked when the last citation for a violation                  
  of this statute was issued.                                                  
  MR. SULLIVAN stated he did not know.                                         
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT commented the idea of the statute was                    
  about 40 years outdated.  He explained a citation is not                     
  usually issued; however, club managers tend to notify the                    
  installation commander of the violation and it is then                       
  handled internally.  Presently, none of the clubs on base,                   
  NCO or Officers' Clubs, require the personnel to be in                       
  uniform.  He felt HB 504 was updating the statute to fit the                 
  Number 107                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked if the clubs on military reservations                   
  were subject to regulation by Alaska statute.                                
  MR. SULLIVAN answered no.                                                    
  Number 110                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY clarified HB 504 was only for external                        
  Number 119                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS moved to pass HB 504 from                          
  committee with individual recommendations.                                   
  Number 121                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked the committee secretary to call the                     
  IN FAVOR:      REPRESENTATIVES VEZEY, KOTT, B. DAVIS, G.                     
                 DAVIS, SANDERS, OLBERG.                                       
  ABSENT:        REPRESENTATIVE ULMER.                                         
  MOTION PASSED                                                                

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