Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

03/24/2015 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 142 ESTABLISH ELDERS' DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 142 Out of Committee
*+ HCR 7 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 7(STA) Out of Committee
+= HJR 14 CALL FOR US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHJR 14(STA) Out of Committee
+= HCR 4 US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION DELEGATES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 4(STA) Out of Committee
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               HCR 7-CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:07:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  next order of business  was HOUSE                                                               
CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  7, Proclaiming  April  2015 as  Child                                                               
Abuse  Prevention Month;  and proclaiming  April 3,  2015, as  Go                                                               
Blue Friday.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:08:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RAY FRIEDLANDER,  Staff, Representative Geran Tarr,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, presented  HCR 7 on  behalf of  Representative Tarr,                                                               
prime  sponsor.   She  said  the  proposed concurrent  resolution                                                               
would make April  2015 Child Abuse Prevention  Month and proclaim                                                               
April 3, 2015, as "Go Blue  Friday."  She explained that blue was                                                               
the color to represent child  abuse prevention, and she indicated                                                               
that the wearing of blue would  show solidarity in putting an end                                                               
to violence against children.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. FRIEDLANDER  related that for  the first time last  year, the                                                               
legislature  had passed  legislation  making  April [2014]  Child                                                               
Prevention  Month,  and  then  Governor  Sean  Parnell  issued  a                                                               
proclamation for  April as Child  Abuse and Awareness Month.   In                                                               
2015,  Governor  Bill Walker  did  the  same.   She  stated,  "We                                                               
believe by  speaking up and raising  awareness, we can be  a part                                                               
of the preventative efforts in ending child abuse in Alaska."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  FRIEDLANDER said  that under  the  Reagan Administration  in                                                               
1983,  the  U.S.  Congress  proclaimed  April  to  be  the  first                                                               
National  Child  Abuse   Prevention  Month  as  a   way  to  show                                                               
commitment to finding  solutions to end child abuse.   Each year,                                                               
states and their  prospective governors used April as  a month to                                                               
stand strong for our children.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  FRIEDLANDER  stated  that  according to  the  Child  Welfare                                                               
League of  America, Alaska had one  of the five highest  rates of                                                               
child  abuse in  the  U.S.   In 2014,  the  Office of  Children's                                                               
Services received more than 40,000  allegations of harm involving                                                               
tens  of thousands  of children.   She  said tragically  children                                                               
subject to abuse are likely  to become abusers themselves, engage                                                               
in criminal  activity, and have  a whole spread  of psychological                                                               
and physiological  issues.  Ms. Friedlander  stated, "Every child                                                               
deserves a  loving family,  a safe home,  and the  opportunity to                                                               
grow into an outstanding and  responsible member of society ...."                                                               
She   encouraged   the   committee  to   support   the   proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:11:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  asked Ms. Friedlander  to explain what  changes would                                                               
be made under a proposed committee substitute for HCR 7.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  FRIEDLANDER  answered that  because  the  issue already  had                                                               
statewide support,  there were  organizations working  toward "Go                                                               
Blue  Friday" on  April  10.   The  bill  sponsor had  originally                                                               
intended April  3 as the  day; therefore, the  proposed committee                                                               
substitute  would  change it  to  April  10,  in order  to  match                                                               
statewide efforts.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:11:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER noted  that  according  to Wikipedia,  the                                                               
color  blue is  a symbol  of  twenty different  items, but  child                                                               
abuse was not one  of them.  He asked if  there was anything else                                                               
besides child abuse that "Go Blue Friday" would represent.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. FRIEDLANDER responded  that she could not speak  to any other                                                               
holidays  that   incorporated  blue,  but  said   she  knew  that                                                               
organizations had  been working for  the past few years  on using                                                               
blue as  the color  of child  abuse prevention.   In  response to                                                               
Representative Keller,  she indicated that the  Alaska Children's                                                               
Trust  was   the  impetus  for   bringing  forward   a  committee                                                               
substitute.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:13:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute (CS) for HCR 7,  Version 29-LS0684\H, Glover, 3/19/15,                                                               
as a work draft.  There  being no objection, Version H was before                                                               
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  said he was  aware of "Go  Blue Friday"                                                               
and expressed appreciation for the sponsor's support of it.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. FRIEDLANDER,  in response to  a question  from Representative                                                               
Keller,  reconfirmed that  the term,  "Go Blue  Friday," as  used                                                               
under HCR 7, was related specifically to child abuse prevention.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  reiterated that  he had been  intrigued by                                                               
all the other things he read were symbolized by the color blue.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG emphasized  that the  use of  the color                                                               
blue  was being  used  very particularly  for  "Go Blue  Friday,"                                                               
which he indicated was a national campaign.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN closed public testimony on HCR 7.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:16:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  report CSHCR  7,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0684\H,  Glover,  3/19/15,  out of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no objection,  CSHCR 7(STA) was  reported out of the  House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
10 HCR4 Draft Proposed Blank CS ver E.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 4
01 HB 77 - Bill ver. W.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
02 HB 77 Sponsor Statement 2.4.15.docx.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
03 HB 77 Sectional Analysis ver. W.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
04 HB 77 - Supporting document,Letter Juanita Webb.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
05 HB 77 - Supporting Documents, Support Wallbusters Disability Info.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
06 HB 77 Supporting Documents-Letter Frank Ron.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
07 HB 77 Supporting Documents - Letter Lance Ostnes.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
08 HB 77 Supporting Document - How Misunderstanding Disability Leads to Police Violence.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
09 HB 77 Supporting documents - 5 Letters of Support-.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
10 HB 77 Supporting Documents - Article People with disabilities half of people killed by cops.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
11 HB 77 Supporting Documents - Letter Lance Ostnes.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
12 HB 77 Supporting Documents-Letter Frank Ron.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
13 HB77 Fiscal Note DOA-DMV.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
01 HB142 Version W.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 142
02 HB142 Sponsor Statement v.W.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 142
03 HB142 Fiscal Note DOA-GS.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 142
01 HCR7 verA.PDF HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
01a CS HCR7 verH.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
01b HCR7 Summary of Changes v.A to v.H.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
02 HCR7 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
03 HCR7 Supporting Documents- Article Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
04 HCR7 Supporting Documents- Website Casashaw Go Blue.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
05 HCR7 Supporting Documents- Website Providence Hospital.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
06 HCR7 Supporting Documents- Website US Dept HESS National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
07 HCR7-LEG-SESS-03-20-15.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HCR 7
14 HB 77- Letter of Support- Denise Daniello- 3-21-15.pdf HSTA 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 77