Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

04/07/2016 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SCR 16 SPECIAL SESSION TO BE HELD ON ROAD SYSTEM TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSCR 16(STA) Out of Committee
+ SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee
+ SCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2016 TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCR 20 Out of Committee
+ SB 6 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 6(STA) Out of Committee
+ SB 24 LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS,INTERNS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 24(JUD) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         SB 24-LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS, INTERNS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:36:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE  BILL  NO.   24(JUD)  "An  Act  relating  to  the                                                               
applicability  of  the  Legislative  Ethics  Act  to  legislative                                                               
interns,   legislative   volunteers,   legislative   consultants,                                                               
legislative  independent contractors,  sole proprietorships,  and                                                               
other legal entities."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:37:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BERTA GARDNER, Alaska State  Legislature, presented SB 24                                                               
as prime  sponsor.  She  stated that  during the summer  of 2014,                                                               
the former administrator for the  Select Committee on Legislative                                                               
Ethics pointed  out a  problem.   She explained  that, currently,                                                               
the  ethics statute  applies to  legislators, staffers,  interns,                                                               
many people  working in the [Capitol]  Building, contractors, and                                                               
consultants,  and  there is  a  requirement,  under the  statute,                                                               
requiring them to  attend training.  However, she  related, it is                                                               
not necessary  that bill drafting,  for example,  attend training                                                               
related to  newsletters, office  accounts, and such.      Senator                                                               
Gardener  said that  the  provisions that  would  be pulled  out,                                                               
under SB  24, do  not benefit  the state  and are  impediments to                                                               
people who may want to  respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs).                                                               
She stated the statutes on the  books are not being enforced, the                                                               
Select  Committee  on  Legislative   Ethics  does  not  have  the                                                               
resources  to do  it, and  there is  little benefit  in enforcing                                                               
provisions that  do not make sense.   She opined that  it is poor                                                               
public policy  to ignore  enforcement of  statutes on  the books;                                                               
therefore,  the  right thing  to  do  is  simply pull  out  these                                                               
provisions.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:39:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GARDNER,   in  response   to  Chair  Lynn,   agreed  the                                                               
provisions should  either be reinforced or  removed from statute,                                                               
or, she added, change them so they're appropriate.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:40:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JERRY  ANDERSON, Administrator,  Select Committee  on Legislative                                                               
Ethics, in response  to Chair Lynn, noted  that extensive efforts                                                               
were  made  on  the  provisions  of this  bill  from  the  Select                                                               
Committee on  Legislative Ethics, Legislative Legal  and Research                                                               
Services,  and  the  experienced  public members  on  the  Select                                                               
Committee  on   Legislative  Ethics,  who  worked   with  Senator                                                               
Gardner.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:40:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked whether there  had been any activity directed to                                                               
the  Select   Committee  on  Legislative  Ethics   regarding  any                                                               
contractor or anything similar.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON  answered that the  committee had  received requests                                                               
from time  to time for  ethics training for  specific contractors                                                               
not  in the  state system,  and  online ethics  training is  made                                                               
available to those particular individuals as they request it.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN inquired  as to  whether  there had  been any  ethics                                                               
complaints against these types of individuals.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON stated he was not aware of any.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:41:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  moved  to  report CSSB  24(JUD),  out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.    There  being no  objection,  CSSB  24(JUD)  was                                                               
reported from the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 SB 24 ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
01-a SB 24 v.W.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
02 SB 24 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
03 SB 24 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
04 SB 24 Summary of changes ver W to ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
05 SB 24 Leg Research Report Subcontractors.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
06 SB 24 Applicable Statutes.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
07 SB 24 Contracts - Rec by Ethics Office.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
08 SB 24 Fiscal Note.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
09 SB 24 Previous Advisory Opinions.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
10 SB 24 Previous Minutes & Committee Action.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
01 SB123 ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
01a SB123 ver A.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
02 SB123 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
03 SB123 Summary of Changes from Version A to Version E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
04 SB123 Supporting Documents ADN Article 11.15.15.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
05 SB123 Supporting Documents Alaska Texting While Driving Charges.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
06 SB123 Supporting Documents Alaska Texting While Driving Penalties.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
07 SB123 Supporting Documents AO 2015-126 Pages 14-15.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
08 SB123 Supporting Documents Hands Free Info.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
09 SB123 Supporting Documents Legal Memo 2.24.2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
10 SB123 Supporting Documents Legal Research Municipal Laws.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
11 SB123 Supporting Documents NCSL Texting While Driving State Laws.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
12 SB123 Fiscal Note-1-2-021716-DPS-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
13 SB123 Fiscal Note-2-2-021716-ADM-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
01 SCR 16 ver W - CS(STA).pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
01a SCR 16 ver A.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
02 SCR 16 Summary of Changes.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
03 SCR 16 Fiscal Note #1 - SSTA 03-25-16.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
04 SCR 16 Backup Document - 2015 Alaska Legislature Salary and Business Expense Report.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
05 SCR 16 Backup Document - Governor's Letter to Legislature - 03-23-16.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
06 SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA 4-1-16 Memo RE Seismic Retrofit & Life Safety Improvement Timeline.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
07 SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA Estimate of Anchorage vs Juneau Special Session - 10-12-2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
08SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA Expense Actuals of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd 2015 Special Sessions - 3-18-2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
01 SCR20 Ver A.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
02 SCR20 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
03 SCR20 Fiscal Note-1-1-030216-STA-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
04 SCR20 Supporting Documents Alaska Victimization Survey Media Release.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
05 SCR20 Supporting Documents ANDVSA Support Letter.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
06 SCR20 Supporting Documents CDVSA Annual Report 2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
07 SCR20 Supporting Documents DVSA_Dashboard_2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
08 SCR20 Supporting Documents Key Results 2015 AK Victimization Survey.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 20
09 SCR 16 Backup LRS Report from LAA - Historical Special Session.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
2016 SB 6 Additional Testimony.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 6
SB6 Testimony Rak, Paula 4-7-2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 6