Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/18/1999 08:46 PM FIN

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 HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
"An Act relating to the crime of misprision of a crime                                                                          
against a child."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 34(JUD)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
"An Act relating to the crime of failure to report the                                                                          
commission or attempted commission of certain crimes                                                                            
against children."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 34(FIN)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
"An Act relating to the crime of failure to report the                                                                          
commission or attempted commission of certain crimes                                                                            
against children."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FRED DYSON, sponsor of the bill was invited                                                                      
to join the committee.  He commented briefly on the bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley asked about the fiscal note.  Representative                                                                     
Dyson responded.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green asked if this applied to all family members,                                                                      
brothers and sisters?  Representative Dyson said that was                                                                       
correct.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ANNE CARPENETI, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal                                                                            
Division Juneau, Department of Law indicated she would                                                                          
respond to any questions.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley said he wanted to know the department's                                                                          
position on class B misdemeanor as compared to a class A                                                                        
misdemeaner.  Ms. Carpeneti said a class B was also                                                                             
acceptable.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Dyson said if the committee did not want to                                                                      
vote for the bill then to please amend it.  Senator Donley                                                                      
and Senator Phillips had a brief discussion regarding the                                                                       
time factor to get this passed out.  Representative Dyson                                                                       
said he felt the calendar was backed up.  Senator Donley                                                                        
said he did not perceive a problem with the calendar.                                                                           
Senator Phillips said the problem might be in the House.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken MOVED HB 34 and WITHOUT OBJECTION it was                                                                         
reported out with individual recommendations and                                                                                
indeterminate fiscal notes from the Public Defender Agency                                                                      
and the Department of Law.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson then called HB 199.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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