Legislature(2011 - 2012)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/14/2012 09:00 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 146 LAND TRANSFER FROM STATE AND ALASKA RR TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 279 EXTENDING CERTAIN BOARDS & COMMISSIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 365 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 261(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND TELECONFERENCED
<Pending Referral>
= HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE
Moved SCS CSHB 276(FIN) Out of Committee
= HCR 23 ALASKA ARCTIC POLICY COMMISSION
Moved SCS CSHCR 23(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 279(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  extending the termination  dates of  the Board                                                                    
     of Nursing,  the Board of  Dental Examiners,  the Board                                                                    
     of Barbers  and Hairdressers,  the Big  Game Commercial                                                                    
     Services Board,  the Alcoholic Beverage  Control Board,                                                                    
     and the  Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety  Commission; and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:05:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman  MOVED  to ADOPT  the  proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for  SB  279, Work  Draft  27-LS0944\E  (Martin,                                                                    
4/10/12) as a working document.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:05:35 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Peterson explained  the changes  in  the new  committee                                                                    
substitute,  version E.  He  stated on  page  2, Section  5,                                                                    
language had been inserted that  specified that a person who                                                                    
was convicted of a felony  involving moral turpitude may not                                                                    
serve  on a  board or  commission of  the state,  unless the                                                                    
conviction had  been overturned on  appeal or  otherwise set                                                                    
aside. Section 9  of the bill specified that  Section 5 only                                                                    
applied to  appointments on or  after the effective  date of                                                                    
the  legislation.  He explained  that  the  definition of  a                                                                    
felony involving  moral turpitude was referenced  in Section                                                                    
5 as the  Alaska Statute 15.80.010. He pointed  out that the                                                                    
committee members'  packets contained  the statute  and that                                                                    
it listed  the specific felonies involving  moral turpitude.                                                                    
He  offered  that  crimes  involving  moral  turpitude  were                                                                    
crimes  that  were  immoral  or wrong  by  nature,  such  as                                                                    
murder, manslaughter, assault,  sexual assault, sexual abuse                                                                    
of a  minor, kidnapping, and the  distribution or possession                                                                    
of  child  pornography. He  related  that  if a  person  was                                                                    
convicted of  a crime involving moral  turpitude, they might                                                                    
be  ineligible  for  certain   state  licenses.  He  further                                                                    
explained that  in Alaska, morticians, hearing  aid dealers,                                                                    
pharmacists,  real estate  appraisers,  and  even pawn  shop                                                                    
employees  would  be  prohibited   from  obtaining  a  state                                                                    
license or gaining employment if  they had been convicted of                                                                    
such  a crime.  He concluded  that Alaska  should not  allow                                                                    
someone  who  was  convicted of  a  felony  involving  moral                                                                    
turpitude to serve on a state board or commission.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:07:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
FURTHER OBJECTION, Work Draft 27-LS0944\E was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HAWKER, explained  that he was currently                                                                    
serving  as Chairman  of the  Legislative  Budget and  Audit                                                                    
Committee  and  that  HB  279   was  the  annual  board  and                                                                    
commission  reauthorization legislation.  He added  that the                                                                    
bill extended  the dates of  the following state  boards and                                                                    
commissions: the  Board of Barbers and  Hairdressers to June                                                                    
30, 2019,  the Board of  Dental Examiners to June  30, 2019,                                                                    
the Big  Game Commercial  Services Board  to June  30, 2016,                                                                    
the  Board  of  Nursing  to June  30,  2019,  the  Alcoholic                                                                    
Beverage  Control Board  to June  30, 2015,  and the  Alaska                                                                    
Seismic Hazards  Safety Commission June 30,  2014. He shared                                                                    
that   all  of   the  legislation's   extended  boards   and                                                                    
commissions had  undergone the audits that  were required by                                                                    
the  Legislative Budget  and Audit  Committee  and had  been                                                                    
found meritorious of  continuing to exist. He  added that he                                                                    
had no  opinion on the  substance of the changes  offered in                                                                    
the  new  committee substitute,  but  pointed  out that  the                                                                    
Alaska  Legislature had  a  long-standing  precedent of  not                                                                    
including  policy  calls  in  reauthorization  bills  in  an                                                                    
attempt to  "keep them  clean." He  recalled that  the prior                                                                    
year, "similar  language" had resulted  in "the  bill" being                                                                    
vetoed by the governor. He  stated that governor's letter of                                                                    
veto was provided  to Co-Chair Stedman and  offered that the                                                                    
letter raised a  number of questions. He  requested that the                                                                    
committee consider that the  new committee substitute should                                                                    
be vetted  through the judiciary  committees prior  to being                                                                    
included in legislation at this stage in the process.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman discussed  a fiscal  impact note  from the                                                                    
Department  of Public  Safety in  the amount  $1,538,200 for                                                                    
the Alcoholic  Beverage Control Board, a  fiscal impact note                                                                    
from the  Department of Natural  Resources in the  amount of                                                                    
$10,000 for the Alaska  Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, a                                                                    
fiscal  impact   note  from  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                    
Community  and   Economic  Development  in  the   amount  of                                                                    
$160,200  for  the  Board of  Barbers  and  Hairdressers,  a                                                                    
fiscal  impact   note  from  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                    
Community  and   Economic  Development  in  the   amount  of                                                                    
$461,600  for  the  Big Game  Commercial  Service  Board,  a                                                                    
fiscal  impact   note  from  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                    
Community  and   Economic  Development  in  the   amount  of                                                                    
$200,900 for  the Board  of Dental  Examiners, and  a fiscal                                                                    
impact note  from the Department of  Commerce, Community and                                                                    
Economic  Development in  the amount  of $1,070,800  for the                                                                    
Board  of Nursing.  He concluded  that "all  of these"  were                                                                    
currently funded in the FY 13 operating budget.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:11:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 279(FIN)  was HEARD and  HELD in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 56 - Support Letter AFCA.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 56
HB 56 - Support Letter CCFR.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 56
HB 146 Chronolgy Final.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB_146_Corp_ARTA_2005_excerpt.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB_146_Sectional.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB 279 Sectional.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HB 279 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HB 304 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 304
HB304 letter to Senator Stedman.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 304
HB 337 Sponsor Statement- Revised.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB 337 Supporting Document- Letter- Burdett Lent 03-01-2012.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB337 Supporting Documents- Letter Harley Hightower- Public 02-24-2012.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB 365 explanation of changes between versions.docx SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
CSG Capitol Ideas feature article on Aquatic Invasive Species.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 365 Response Letter to HFIN.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 365 Support Letters.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 261 BBEDC Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 CDFU Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 CFRLF Summary with Section B Details.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Explanation of Changes.PDF SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Support--BBNA Resolution 2012-05.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Support--United Fishermen of Alaska.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB196 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 196
HB196 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 196
SCS for CSHB 276(FIN) v.W.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 276
SB 276 PFC Energy Alaska Senate Finance - April 14.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
SB 276
HB 279 SCS for CSHB 279(FIN) V.E.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HCR 23 SCS for CSHCR 23(FIN) version T.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HCR 23