Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/31/1999 06:00 PM FIN

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 42(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska                                                                              
Statutes as recommended by the reviser of statutes;                                                                             
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
JAMES CRAWFORD, Assistant Reviser of Statutes, Division of                                                                      
Legal Services, Legislative Affairs Agency, testified.  He                                                                      
said the area of most concern to the committee would                                                                            
probably be Section 21. This addressed an internal                                                                              
numbering reference within an appropriations bill. Between                                                                      
versions of that bill, the section numbering changed and                                                                        
two numbers were skipped. This would correct that and make                                                                      
the changes retroactive to the effective date of the                                                                            
original legislation. He explained the reason for the error                                                                     
was that the original sections contained effective dates                                                                        
that failed to receive the required super-majority vote to                                                                      
be adopted. As a consequence, when the bill was reprinted                                                                       
those sections were removed but the remaining sections were                                                                     
not renumbered properly.                                                                                                        
Co-Chair John Torgerson clarified that this bill contained                                                                      
technical corrections to previously adopted statutes.                                                                           
James Crawford confirmed and detailed.                                                                                          
Co-Chair John Torgerson asked about the different versions                                                                      
of this bill adopted by past committees.  James Crawford                                                                        
spoke about changes to more controversial sections of the                                                                       
bill that did not apply to the Senate Finance Committee.                                                                        
Those sections addressed the criminal justice system and                                                                        
were separated into a supplemental reviser's bill.                                                                              
Senator Dave Donley made a motion to move CS SB 42 (JUD)                                                                        
from committee.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          

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