Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/08/2019 09:00 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 4 NAMING SCOTT JOHNSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 16 ALCOHOL LIC:FAIRS,THEATRES,CONCERTS;BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 41 NUMBER OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 25 EXTEND BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 25 Out of Committee
+= SB 29 EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 29 Out of Committee
SENATE BILL NO. 41                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the number of superior court                                                                           
     judges in the third judicial district; and providing                                                                       
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:07:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NANCY MEADE,  GENERAL COUNSEL,  ALASKA COURT  SYSTEM, stated                                                                    
that  the bill  increased  the allotted  number of  Superior                                                                    
Court judges  by two,  and specified that  they would  be in                                                                    
the  third judicial  district. The  converted seats  were in                                                                    
Homer  and  Valdez. She  announced  that  it was  a  general                                                                    
belief that this is an appropriate move forward.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:14:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski  queried the size  of the case  load in                                                                    
Homer and Valdez.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Meade replied that the  Superior Court caseload in Homer                                                                    
was approximately  300 cases, which  was less than  Kenai or                                                                    
Anchorage. The  substitution allowed for the  Homer judge to                                                                    
carry the District  Court cases. She stated  that Valdez had                                                                    
approximately 200 Superior Court  cases, but there were many                                                                    
District Court cases.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Wielechowski queried  the average  on strikes,  and                                                                    
how the time would be used during those strikes.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Meade responded  that a  party  always had  a right  to                                                                    
challenge the  judge once. She  stated that there  were many                                                                    
single  judge  locations,  and if  a  party  preempted  that                                                                    
judge, coverage would be found elsewhere.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson  queried the future anticipated  frequency of                                                                    
other  district  courts  stepping in.  He  wondered  whether                                                                    
there were other courts where  the Alaska Court System would                                                                    
make a similar move from  the Superior Court to the District                                                                    
Court.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Meade replied  in the negative. These were  the last two                                                                    
locations that were anticipated.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:21:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Meade reviewed the fiscal note.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:22:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von Imhof  announced that  amendments were  due by                                                                    
5pm on Monday, March 11.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB  41  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 4 Location of Bridge.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Images of Bridge.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Bridge Blueprint.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Memorium.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Scott Johnson Obituary.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Scott Johnson Photo.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 4 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 16 DCCED AMCO Memo 12.17.18.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 ADN Article 12.17.18.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 ADN Article 2.5.19.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Explanation of Changes v A to v U.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Frontiersman Article 1.31.19.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 KINY Article re Eaglecrest 10.16.18.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 KTOO Article 10.16.18 - Ski Area.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 KTUU Article Arctic Valley 8.14.18.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 KTVA Article 2.4.19.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Legislative Audit Sunset Review ABC Board 2017 - Excerpt.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Letter of Support - Eaglecrest.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Letter of Support - Herrington.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Sectional Analysis v U.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Ski Area The Alaska Star.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Sponsor Statement Version U.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB 16 Star Article Arctic Valley 8.15.18.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16
SB041 Sponsor Statement.pdf HRLS 4/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SJUD 2/11/2019 1:30:00 PM
SB 41
SB041 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 41
SB 4 Support - Tok Resident Petition.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 16 ShaduraII Testimony.pdf SFIN 3/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
SB 16