Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

03/28/2017 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HJR 15 OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHJR 15(STA) Out of Committee
+= HB 74 DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID ACT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 44 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CS SSHB 44(STA) Out of Committee
+= HCR 1 AMEND UNIFORM RULES: ABSTAIN FROM VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 1(STA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 175 US PRESIDENT ELECT. POPULAR VOTE COMPACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 175 Out of Committee
+= HB 1 ELECTION REGISTRATION AND VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 1(STA) Out of Committee
             HJR 15-OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
[Contains discussion of HB 74.]                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:11:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would be  HOUSE JOINT  RESOLUTION NO.  15, Encouraging  repeal of                                                               
the REAL ID Act of 2005.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:12:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON presented  HJR 15, as prime  sponsor.  She                                                               
stated  that the  proposed joint  resolution encourages  the U.S.                                                               
Congress  and executive  branch  [of the  federal government]  to                                                               
repeal  the REAL  ID Act  of  2005.   She explained  that HJR  15                                                               
represents   the   reinstitution   of  the   endorsed   committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  for  House  Joint   Resolution  19,  which  was                                                               
introduced  in   2008  during   the  Twenty-Fifth   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, 2007-2008.  She relayed  that this previous proposed                                                               
resolution  was   co-sponsored  by  15  Representatives   and  12                                                               
Senators.   She  maintained  that  HJR 15  does  not represent  a                                                               
partisan issue, but  rather a states' rights issue  that needs to                                                               
be  addressed  on a  national  level  before full  implementation                                                               
ensues.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  explained that  the REAL  ID Act  of 2005                                                               
makes  the   state-issued  motor  vehicle  license   a  federally                                                               
recognized  piece  of  identification  (ID),  with  the  cost  of                                                               
implementation being  imposed on all  citizens living in  REAL ID                                                               
compliant states.  She asserted  that she introduced the proposed                                                               
legislation due  to her  respect for the  Tenth Amendment  of the                                                               
U.S. Constitution and  the importance of identity  security.  She                                                               
added that  she also introduced HJR  15 because of the  number of                                                               
constituent  phone calls  she has  received from  people who  are                                                               
concerned about the  implementation of a system not  voted for by                                                               
Alaskans and forced upon the State  of Alaska through the REAL ID                                                               
Act of 2005.  She asked for committee support for HJR 15.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:15:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHEA SIEGERT,  Staff, Representative  DeLena Johnson,  noted that                                                               
every person who  has spoken or written in favor  of Alaska being                                                               
compliant with REAL  ID did so based on the  penalties that would                                                               
ensue for  noncompliance rather than  the original intent  of the                                                               
Act:   to  prevent terrorists  from taking  asylum in  the United                                                               
States; to  prevent terrorism from  occurring; and to  secure the                                                               
national  border.    He  added  that  those  favoring  compliance                                                               
testified that  the cost of $1.5  million to the State  of Alaska                                                               
would be  less of a  burden than  those penalties.   He indicated                                                               
that  the   proposed  resolution   creates  an   opportunity  for                                                               
discussion regarding  the actual benefits  of the REAL ID  Act of                                                               
2005.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:17:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KNOPP    asked   what   the    consequences   of                                                               
noncompliance would be for Alaska, if HB 74 did not pass.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT responded that the  consequences would be that people                                                               
without a federally recognized ID  would not be allowed access to                                                               
Transportation   Security   Administration   (TSA)   checkpoints,                                                               
military  bases,  and  federal buildings  requiring  a  federally                                                               
recognized ID.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  asked  what  the mechanism  would  be  for                                                               
verifying alternative IDs  on site.  He asked,  "Do people really                                                               
need to  worry about travel and  accessing ... sites?   Will they                                                               
be able to do it with the alternative forms of ID?"                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT asked Representative Knopp  if he is referring to the                                                               
circumstances in  which the State  of Alaska has not  become REAL                                                               
ID compliant.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP answered yes.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT  stated that  he believes there  is a  mechanism [for                                                               
verifying  alternative IDs],  but he  added that  the problem  is                                                               
that Alaska  does not have  the list of  recognizable permissible                                                               
IDs.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:21:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked if there  is any information  that the                                                               
intent of the REAL ID Act  includes the desire to have a national                                                               
ID card for the citizens of the country.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT  responded that he  did not find  that in any  of the                                                               
conveyable intent of  the REAL ID Act.  He  stated that currently                                                               
there is a federally recognized piece  of ID, which is a passport                                                               
card.  He  mentioned that the literature  describing the original                                                               
intent  of the  REAL ID  Act does  not mention  the desire  for a                                                               
national piece of identification.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL commented  that the  passport is  nationally                                                               
recognized but is more for international  travel.  He said he did                                                               
not  know  the percentage  of  people  who  have passports.    He                                                               
offered his belief that it is less than half.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK responded  that  Alaskans  have the  highest                                                               
percentage of passports per capita at 65 percent.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  suggested  that  nationally  less  than  50                                                               
percent of the population have passports.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:24:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  asked  if   the  passport  is  a  suitable                                                               
replacement for REAL ID to access airplanes and military bases.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT answered that to the  best of his knowledge, yes.  He                                                               
said that  he defers  to the  Department of  Administration (DOA)                                                               
for a definitive answer.  He  mentioned that DOA testified in its                                                               
presentation that  the Department of Homeland  Security (DHS) has                                                               
not   issued  the   list  of   recognizable  federal   pieces  of                                                               
identification.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:26:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  moved  to  adopt Amendment  1  to  HJR  15,                                                               
labeled 30-LS0570\A.1, Martin, 3/20/17, which read:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 11:                                                                                                           
          Delete "will"                                                                                                         
          Insert "may"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "punishing"                                                                                                    
          Insert "illegally attempting to punish"                                                                               
          Delete "for the actions of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated that under  Amendment 1, page 1, lines                                                               
11-12 would  read:  "Whereas  noncompliance with the REAL  ID Act                                                               
of  2005   may  result  in   the  federal   government  illegally                                                               
attempting to punish".   On page 1, line 12,  "for the actions of                                                               
the state"  would be deleted.   He explained that his  reason for                                                               
deleting "for  the actions of the  state" is because he  does not                                                               
believe the  federal government's  actions are being  affected by                                                               
Alaska's actions.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON  stated  that   she  fully  supports  the                                                               
proposed amendment.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX,  in considering the  proposed substitution                                                               
of "may" for  "will" under Amendment 1,  suggested that Amendment                                                               
1 be amended  to state "illegally punishing" on page  1, line 12,                                                               
rather than  "illegally attempting to punish",  as proposed under                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated  that he would accept  an amendment to                                                               
Amendment  1 that  inserts "illegally"  before  "punishing".   He                                                               
agreed that  was his intent and  offered that the wording  of the                                                               
proposed  amendment  was  from  Legislative  Legal  and  Research                                                               
Services.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:30:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX moved to adopt  Amendment 1 to Amendment 1,                                                               
to replace "attempting  to punish" with "punishing"  so that page                                                               
1, line 12 would read "illegally punishing".                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK clarified  that Amendment  1 to  Amendment 1                                                               
would:   remove line 6, as  numbered on Amendment 1,  which reads                                                               
"Delete 'punishing'";  remove "attempting  to punish" on  line 7,                                                               
as  numbered  on  Amendment  1;   and  insert  "illegally"  after                                                               
"government" on page 1, line 12 of HJR 15.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX withdrew her Amendment 1 to Amendment 1.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to adopt  Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 as                                                               
follows:   delete  line 6,  as  numbered on  Amendment 1;  insert                                                               
"illegally" after "government" on page 1,  line 12 of HJR 15; and                                                               
delete  "attempting to  punish" in  line  7, as  numbered on  the                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  stated  that  there  being  no  objection,                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS indicated that  Amendment 1, as amended, was                                                               
on the table.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON asked  for Amendment 1, as  amended, to be                                                               
read to the committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS stated that  Amendment 1, as amended, would:                                                               
delete  "will"  and insert  "may"  on  page  1, line  11;  insert                                                               
"illegally punishing"  on page  1, line 12;  and delete  "for the                                                               
actions of the state" on page 1, line 12.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  read page 1,  lines 11-13, of HJR  15, as                                                               
amended, as  follows:   "Whereas noncompliance  with the  REAL ID                                                               
Act  of  2005 may  result  in  the federal  government  illegally                                                               
punishing  individual Alaskans  by  placing  limitation on  state                                                               
residents' freedom of travel and access to federal facilities."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew  his  objection.   He stated  that                                                               
there being no further objection,  Amendment 1, [as amended], was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:34:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to adopt  Conceptual Amendment 2, which                                                               
after the correction of a typographical error ("typo") read:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ADD                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that  the  Alaska  State                                                                    
     Legislature  opposes any  interference  by the  Federal                                                                    
     government  with  the  right  of  Alaska  residents  to                                                                    
     travel  and freedom  of movement,  including travel  by                                                                    
     air;                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that  the  Alaska  State                                                                    
     Legislature  calls on  the  Governor  and the  Attorney                                                                    
     General  of  the  State  of  Alaska  to  challenge  any                                                                    
     proposed  Federal   interference  with  the   right  of                                                                    
     Alaskan  residents  to  freedom of  movement  including                                                                    
     travel  by  air,  and   to  vigorously  defend  Alaskan                                                                    
     residents  against  any   attempted  interference  with                                                                    
     these rights.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew  his objection.   He  stated there                                                               
being no further objection, Conceptual Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:36:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  moved to report  HJR 15, as amended,  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes.   There being  no further objection,  CSHJR 15(STA)                                                               
was reported out of the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        HB  74-DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID AC                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
4:29:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that the final  order of business                                                               
would  be   HOUSE  BILL   NO.  74,  "An   Act  relating   to  the                                                               
implementation of the  federal REAL ID Act of  2005; and relating                                                               
to issuance  of identification cards  and driver's  licenses; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:30:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 4:30 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:31:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  mentioned  that two  amendments  had  been                                                               
prepared for adoption.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:31:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL stated  that the  amendment he  is proposing                                                               
would increase the fee for REAL ID  from $5 to $10.  He cited the                                                               
costs listed on the fiscal  note:  $528,000 for implementation of                                                               
the REAL  ID program  and additional  costs for  a total  of $1.5                                                               
million.    He explained  that  the  increase  in the  fee  would                                                               
generate enough revenue to make the REAL ID program self-                                                                       
supporting.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:33:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL moved  to adopt  Amendment  1, [labeled  30-                                                               
GH1781\A.1, Martin, 3/20/17], which read:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 7:                                                                                                            
          Delete "$5"                                                                                                       
          Insert "$10"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:33:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  stated that  she supports the  concept but                                                               
wants to  find out from the  Division of Motor Vehicles  (DMV) if                                                               
doubling the fee will support the program as intended.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:34:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LESLIE RIDLE,  Deputy Commissioner, Department  of Administration                                                               
(DOA), stated that assuming 50  percent of the population obtains                                                               
a REAL ID, the  $10 [fee] would allow DOA to pay  for the REAL ID                                                               
program in about five years.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX asked  what fee would be needed  for DOA to                                                               
pay for the program concurrently, making the fiscal note zero.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE said she would provide that information.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:35:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP suggested  that a $20 fee would  pay for the                                                               
program in one year.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE answered that she assumes that to be correct.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:35:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  if the  program  would be  profitable                                                               
after 10 years.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  responded yes, unless DOA  reduced the fee.   She said                                                               
the  capital project  would have  been  paid off,  and DOA  would                                                               
continue to pay to state money from the fees.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL suggested  that his first REAL  ID would cost                                                               
$10, but his second REAL ID might only cost $5.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  attested that DOA would  need to request a  fee change                                                               
from the legislature; it cannot unilaterally make that change.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked  if  it is  possible  to  include  a                                                               
"sunset" date for the fees in the proposed legislation.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE answered, "Probably."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  removed his objection  to Amendment 1.   He                                                               
stated that  there being  no further  objection, Amendment  1 was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:37:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH moved  to  adopt Amendment  2 [labeled  30-                                                               
GH1781\A2, Martin, 3/27/17] which read:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 18:                                                                                                           
          Delete "shall"                                                                                                        
          Insert "may [SHALL]"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 20:                                                                                                           
          Delete "shall"                                                                                                        
          Insert "may [SHALL]"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   BIRCH  explained   that   Amendment  2   inserts                                                               
"permissive" language  on page 3,  lines 18 and 20,  by replacing                                                               
"shall" with "may".  He  cited, as justification for the language                                                               
change,  a letter  from a  constituent  describing the  following                                                               
situation:   The constituent's wife  is a Japanese  national with                                                               
permanent resident status holding  an alien registration ID green                                                               
card  without  an expiration  date.    She  has been  a  fulltime                                                               
resident  of Alaska  since 1982.   Since  the green  card has  no                                                               
expiration date,  it's validity  is indefinite.   The constituent                                                               
added  that  this  places  a   significant  burden  on  his  wife                                                               
requiring  her  to renew  her  driver's  license annually.    The                                                               
constituent  requested that  "shall"  be replaced  with "may"  so                                                               
that  decisions for  unique situations  can  be made  at the  DOA                                                               
application review  level and to  avoid having to  make statutory                                                               
changes in the future.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:39:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE responded that DOA agrees with Amendment 2.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  stated his understanding that  currently DOA                                                               
is  limited  to  issuing  yearly  driver's  licenses  to  foreign                                                               
nationals  with  indefinite visas.    He  said that  the  statute                                                               
currently states  that DOA shall  issue a license for  the period                                                               
of the authorized  stay; if the period of the  authorized stay is                                                               
indefinite,  DOA shall  issue a  license with  a validity  of one                                                               
year.   He offered that  someone with  a driver's license  for an                                                               
indefinite stay must renew it annually.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  expressed her understanding  that current  practice is                                                               
that  for a  person of  "indefinite stay,"  a five-year  driver's                                                               
license is issued.  She  indicated that changing "shall" to "may"                                                               
would  give  DOA  the  flexibility   to  accommodate  the  person                                                               
referred to in the constituent letter.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:42:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARLA  THOMPSON,  Director,  Division of  Motor  Vehicles  (DMV),                                                               
Department  of Administration  (DOE), stated  that currently  DMV                                                               
issues a driver's  license for the period of  authorized stay [of                                                               
the  foreign  national]  or  for  five years  for  those  with  a                                                               
permanent card having no expiration date.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK stated  that since  DMV is  currently acting                                                               
contrary to the law, the law  should be changed to agree with the                                                               
current practice.  He said that he supports Amendment 2.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:43:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX cited page 3,  lines 19-20, of HB 74, which                                                               
read,  "If  the period  of  authorized  stay is  indefinite,  the                                                               
department shall issue the license  with a validity of one year."                                                               
She opined  that changing  "shall" to "may"  does not  give [DMV]                                                               
the  authority to  issue the  license for  longer than  one year.                                                               
She stated  that "may" could  mean that  a license may  be issued                                                               
with a  validity of  one year  or possibly may  not be  issued at                                                               
all.  She stated that she  appreciates the issue brought forth by                                                               
the constituent and  the desire to address it,  but that changing                                                               
"shall" to "may" on page 3, line 20, would not accomplish that.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RIDLE responded  that it  was the  opinion of  the assistant                                                               
attorney general  that this change  would address the  issue, but                                                               
she said that she would  bring up Representative LeDoux's concern                                                               
with him for further consideration.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew his objection to Amendment 2.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL mentioned that  he agreed with Representative                                                               
LeDoux's comments, and  the use of "may" would  make the language                                                               
in the proposed legislation ambiguous.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS again objected to Amendment 2.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL stated that he  does not understand the logic                                                               
behind "one year" in the proposed legislation.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK relayed  that the intent is for  DOA to issue                                                               
a  driver's license  for the  period  of an  authorized stay,  if                                                               
known.   He said that if  an individual has an  indefinite period                                                               
of stay, the  committee wants DOA to issue a  driver's license as                                                               
it would for  any other Alaskan.  He suggested  that page 3, line                                                               
18, should  read, "Unless an  authorized stay is  indefinite, the                                                               
department  may  issue   the  license  for  the   period  of  the                                                               
authorized stay."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:47:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL offered  that  a person  with an  indefinite                                                               
stay  could leave  the country  with his/her  valid license.   He                                                               
suggested that DOA may wish to  limit the duration of the license                                                               
to avoid  that situation  by requiring the  reissue of  a license                                                               
every year.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP stated  that green cards are  issued for ten                                                               
years; J1 visas are issued for  a two- to three-month period; and                                                               
other  licenses may  be issued  for a  minimum of  one year.   He                                                               
suggested that  there is  ample time  for the  assistant attorney                                                               
general to address this issue and the bill language.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew his objection to Amendment 2.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX stated  that  she objects  to Amendment  2                                                               
based on  her belief that  an opinion from Legislative  Legal and                                                               
Research Services or the assistant  attorney general is needed to                                                               
ensure that  the amendment accomplishes  that which  is intended.                                                               
She recommended that the amendment be held pending this opinion.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   said  his   intent  is  to   address  his                                                               
constituent's concern and he supports  additional legal review of                                                               
Amendment 2.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH withdrew his motion to adopt Amendment 2.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[HB 74 was held over.]                                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB181 Sectional Analysis 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Hearing Request 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Sponsor Statement 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Supporting Documents - Article NSCL Compensation Commission 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Supporting Documents - History of SOCC Per Diem 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Supporting Documents - Per Diem History 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 ver A 3.27.2017.PDF HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 181 Additional Documents - Federal AK Per Diem Rates 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 181 Supporting Documents - Per Diem & SOCC PPT 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Additional Documents - AK Per Diem History 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Additional Documents - Leg Compensation Comparison 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Fiscal Note DOA-DOP 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB181 Fiscal Note 3.25.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB044 Draft Proposed Amendment U.9 3.27.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB074 Draft Proposed Amendment A.2 3.27.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB074 Draft Proposed Amendment A.1 3.20.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB074 Identity Project Letter 3.28.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HJR 15 Draft Proposed Amendment A.1 3.21.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HJR 15 Draft Conceptual Amendment 1 3.21.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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