Legislature(2005 - 2006)CAPITOL 106

04/07/2005 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 86 OMBUDSMAN HOTLINE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 144 ADVISORY VOTE ON COMMUNITY DIVIDEND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 144(STA) Out of Committee
+= HB 177 STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= HB 191 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE/TEACHER RETIREMENT TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+= HB 238 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE/TEACHER RETIREMENT TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
= HB 201 PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY
Moved CSHB 201(STA) Out of Committee
HB 201-PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:55:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON announced that the  next order of business was HOUSE                                                               
BILL NO. 201, "An Act relating  to an application for a permanent                                                               
fund dividend  for a  member of  the armed  forces of  the United                                                               
States  serving  on  active  duty   outside  of  the  state;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LYNN moved to adopt  the committee substitute (CS)                                                               
for HB 201, Version 24-LS0674\G, Cook, 4/5/05, as a work draft.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG objected for discussion purposes.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:56:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON noted that the sponsor  of the bill had objected "to                                                               
the amendment."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:56:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERICH  DeLAND,  Staff  to Representative  Mike  Chenault,  Alaska                                                               
State  Legislature,   testifying  on  behalf   of  Representative                                                               
Chenault,  sponsor, stated,  "We  will accept  this amendment  at                                                               
this point."                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:56:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG offered  Conceptual Amendment  1, which                                                               
would  require  the  applicant  to file  an  affidavit  with  the                                                               
division,  "stating  that they  meet  the  requirements for  that                                                               
year's PFD, which  would be the intent to return."   He clarified                                                               
that  it could  be  filed anytime,  including  before the  person                                                               
"left the states."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON asked  if  there was  any  objection to  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:57:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DeLAND, in  response  to Chair  Seaton,  indicated that  the                                                               
sponsor would support [Conceptual Amendment 1].                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:57:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS stated  for the record that,  if there were                                                               
more time, he would object  to [Conceptual Amendment 1]; however,                                                               
he emphasized that he is "anxious to  get [HB] 201 out of here to                                                               
protect our troops."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS responded, "Amen."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:57:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON noted that [there being no objections, Conceptual                                                                  
Amendment 1] was adopted.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON moved  to adopt  [Conceptual] Amendment  2, to  add                                                               
language  on page  1,  line  12, after  the  word "eligible",  to                                                               
indicate that the  member of the armed forces can  be eligible at                                                               
any time during  the application period, not  necessarily for the                                                               
whole period.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. DeLAND  said the sponsor would  support [Conceptual Amendment                                                               
2].                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   SEATON  announced   that   there   being  no   objection,                                                               
[Conceptual Amendment 2] was adopted.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:59:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GATTO directed attention  to language on [page 1],                                                               
line 3, that read, "eligible  for hostile fire or imminent danger                                                             
pay".    He   asked  if  that  phrase  is   defined  in  military                                                             
regulations,  "so  that it's  not  someone  else's decision,  but                                                               
clearly a military decision."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG responded, "The answer is 'yes'."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:59:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LYNN  stated that  he would like  to see  the bill                                                               
broadened, but would also like to see it moved from committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LYNN  moved  to  report  CSHB  201,  Version  24-                                                               
LS0674\G,  Cook,  4/5/05,  as  amended,  out  of  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no  objection, CSHB 201(STA) was reported  out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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