Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/29/1999 09:09 AM FIN

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 SENATE BILL NO. 29                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
"An Act relating to licensure of physicians; and                                                                                
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 29(L&C)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to licensure of physicians; and                                                                                
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MARK HODGINS, staff to was invited to join the committee.                                                                       
He read the sponsor statement into the record.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Adams asked for clarification of the bill.  He                                                                          
specifically asked if the bill said one must practice up to                                                                     
three years.  Mr. Hodgins responded that it increases the                                                                       
bill to three years for licensure; making it more difficult                                                                     
for foreigners to obtain a medical license in Alaska.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson said he would now hear public testimony                                                                      
from Anchorage via teleconference.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Dr. EYAL HERZOG testified via teleconference from                                                                               
Anchorage.  He read his written testimony of 24 March 1999                                                                      
into the record.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED CSSB 29(L&C) and WITHOUT OBJECTION it                                                                       
was REPORTED OUT with individual recommendations and zero                                                                       
fiscal note from the Department of Commerce and Economic                                                                        
Development, Occupational Licensing.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson reconvened the committee at                                                                                  
approximately 9:35 a.m.  He called SB 133.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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