Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

03/05/2019 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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03:03:02 PM Start
03:03:51 PM Confirmation Hearing(s)
03:04:07 PM Department of Military & Veterans' Affairs, Commissioner
03:37:42 PM Department of Administration, Commissioner
04:52:47 PM HJR9
05:01:21 PM HB57
05:09:42 PM HB15
05:16:36 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
- Commissioner Designee General Torrence Saxe,
Dept. of Military & Veterans' Affairs
- Commissioner Designee Kelly Tshibaka, Dept. of
Administration
-- Public Testimony --
*+ HJR 9 ELIZABETH PERATROVICH COMMEMORATIVE COIN TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 15 SENTENCING: VEHICLE THEFT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 57 CHILD LABOR HOURS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
          HJR 9-ELIZABETH PERATROVICH COMMEMORATIVE COIN                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
4:52:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE  JOINT RESOLUTION  NO. 9,  Requesting the  United States                                                               
Secretary  of the  Treasury to  mint not  less than  5,000,000 $1                                                               
coins honoring  Elizabeth Peratrovich  under the  Native American                                                               
$1 Coin Act.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:53:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DELANA  JOHNSON,  Alaska  State  Legislature,  as                                                               
prime sponsor of HJR 9,  stated that the proposed resolution came                                                               
about through discussions with 4-H  youth who visited the capitol                                                               
and requested  that the Elizabeth Peratrovich  coin, scheduled to                                                               
be minted  in 2020,  not be  just a collector's  item but  a coin                                                               
distributed for  real use  in Alaska.   She paraphrased  from the                                                               
sponsor  statement,  which  read in  part  [original  punctuation                                                               
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Through  House Joint  Resolution  9,  the Alaska  State                                                                    
     House of  Representatives is  asking the  United States                                                                    
     President,  Vice President,  and  the  US Secretary  of                                                                    
     Treasury to mint not less  than a full run of 5,000,000                                                                    
     Elizabeth Peratrovich  $1 coins and to  deliver them to                                                                    
     the Seattle branch  of the Federal Reserve  Bank of San                                                                    
     Francisco  for  distribution  throughout the  State  of                                                                    
     Alaska and to coin collectors.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:54:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARCY HERMAN, Staff, Representative  DeLana Johnson, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on behalf of Representative Johnson, prime sponsor                                                                 
of  HJR 9,  stated  that  specialty coinage  is  a  way to  honor                                                               
Alaska's  past and  reflect on  its  heritage.   These coins  are                                                               
typically distributed  to coin  collectors; the  resolution would                                                               
ask that 5 million minted  coins be distributed throughout Alaska                                                               
and  to  coin  collectors.   She  paraphrased  from  the  sponsor                                                               
statement, which read in part [original punctuation provided]:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     In  2000, the  US  Mint released  the Sacagawea  Golden                                                                    
     Dollar which featured a  portrait of Sacagawea carrying                                                                    
     her  infant son,  Jean-Baptiste.  In  2009, the  United                                                                    
     States  Mint   began  minting  and  issuing   $1  coins                                                                    
     featuring    designs    celebrating    the    important                                                                    
     contributions  to the  history and  development of  the                                                                    
     United  States  made  by  Native  American  tribes  and                                                                    
     individual Native Peoples.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. HERMAN  relayed that the  Elizabeth Peratrovich  [coin] would                                                               
be the  twelfth Native American  commemorative coin but  only the                                                               
fourth coin honoring  an individual, as opposed to a  tribe.  She                                                               
explained that  Elizabeth Peratrovich  was chosen for  the Native                                                               
American  $1  coin because  she  was  an important  civil  rights                                                               
activist before there was even  the term "civil rights activist."                                                               
Elizabeth  Peratrovich  refused  to  be silent  in  the  face  of                                                               
injustice,  helping Alaskans  see the  reality of  discrimination                                                               
and  its devasting  effect on  those against  whom discrimination                                                               
was  practiced.   She advocated  for  the passage  of the  Alaska                                                               
Anti-Discrimination  Act  of  1945,  which was  the  first  anti-                                                               
discrimination  law in  the U.S.,  passed on  February 16,  1945.                                                               
Elizabeth  Peratrovich  symbolizes  the  crucial  role  that  the                                                               
public plays in the legislative process.   She also served as the                                                               
grand princess of  the Alaska Native Sisterhood and  was name the                                                               
2018  honoree of  the  National Women's  History  Alliance.   The                                                               
Alaska  State   Legislature  has  already   recognized  Elizabeth                                                               
Peratrovich by  establishing February  16 each year  as Elizabeth                                                               
Peratrovich Day; in  1992, the public gallery of  the chambers of                                                               
the House  of Representatives, formerly  known as Gallery  B, was                                                               
renamed in her honor.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON concluded  by  saying that  in 2020,  the                                                               
residents of Alaska will celebrate  Elizabeth Peratrovich and the                                                               
75th anniversary of the Anti-Discrimination  Act.  That same year                                                               
is the  year that  the U.S.  Treasury is  scheduled to  issue the                                                               
commemorative  coin  recognizing   Elizabeth  Peratrovich.    She                                                               
stated that  HJR 9 would  ask the  U.S. Treasury to  continue the                                                               
campaign  to  encourage  commercial  enterprises  to  accept  and                                                               
dispense the Elizabeth  Peratrovich Native American commemorative                                                               
$1 coin  in such a  way that it would  not be only  a collector's                                                               
coin but would have a use in Alaska.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON pointed out that  the 4-H young people who                                                               
came to the  capitol demonstrate that a single  person or several                                                               
people,  speaking from  the  heart and  working  on something  in                                                               
which they  believe, can significantly and  positively affect the                                                               
future of all Alaskans.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:58:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  whether  the number  of  coins to  be                                                               
issued - 5 million - was arbitrary or a standard issue.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  replied that 3 billion  Sacagawea [Golden                                                               
Dollar]  coins were  minted since  2000.   The last  year it  was                                                               
minted  was 2016,  during which  2.1 million  coins were  minted;                                                               
every year  about that number  was minted.   She stated  that she                                                               
could not  find out  the number minted  under a  collector's run.                                                               
She  relayed that  the number  -  5 million  - came  from a  coin                                                               
enthusiast in Fairbanks who has  been working with the Forget-Me-                                                               
Not 4-H club.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:00:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked  whether  Representative  Johnson                                                               
would  be  amenable  to an  amendment  adding  the  Congressional                                                               
delegation as recipients of copies of HJR 9.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON responded that it would be fine.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
[HJR 9 was held over.]                                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Dept. of Military and Veterand Affairs Appointee Torrence Saxe - Resume.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Appointee Kelly Tshibaka - Resume.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Daniel Brown Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Alvin Velazquez Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Captain Brent Breining Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Daryl Kreml Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - David Yacobucci Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Glenn Fine Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Inspector General Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Lorrel Brown Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Scott Wilson Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dept. of Administration Commissioner Tshibaka - Kadita Tshibaka Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HJR9.PDF HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HJR 9
HJR 9 - Sponsor Statement 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
SCRA 5/7/2019 3:30:00 PM
HJR 9
HJR 9 - Supporting Document, EP Image Options 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
SCRA 5/7/2019 3:30:00 PM
HJR 9
HJR 9 Fiscal Note LEG-SESS.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
SCRA 5/7/2019 3:30:00 PM
HJR 9
HB15.PDF HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB 15 Sponsor Statement 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Sectional Analysis 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB 15 Supporting Document - NICB Letter of Support.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Supporting Document - APOA Letter of Support 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Supporting Document - APDEA Letter of Support 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Supporting Document - DOC Vehicle Theft Graph.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Supporting Document - KTVA News Article 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Supporting Document - KTUU News Article 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Fiscal Note CRIM 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Fiscal Note DOA-OPA 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB15 Fiscal Note DOC-IDO 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB 15 Fiscal Note DOA-PDA 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 15
HB057 ver M 2.26.19.PDF HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB057 ver M Sponsor Statement 2.26.19.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB057 ver M additional document - email string DLWD 2.26.19.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB057 ver M additional document - email from FYSA 2.26.19.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB057 ver M additional document - legal memo to ver A 2.26.19.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB057 ver M additional document - Code of Federal Regulations 2.26.19.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HB57 Fiscal Note DOLWD-WH 3.5.2019.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 57
HJR 9 Supporting Document - Letter of Support 3.12.19_Redacted.pdf HSTA 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM
HJR 9