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02/15/2012 01:30 PM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ SB 55 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS & GRIEVANCES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 134 CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 134(HSS) Out of Committee
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
                  SB 134-CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:34:02 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DAVIS announced  that the first order of  business would be                                                               
SB 134.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR EGAN moved  to adopt the proposed CS for  SB 134, labeled                                                               
27-LS0671\B, as the working document before the committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DAVIS objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
KIMBERLY  CLARK, staff,  Senator  Albert  Kookesh, explained  the                                                               
changes  to version  B on  behalf of  the sponsor.  She said  the                                                               
first change is  on page 1, line 2; the  words "and providing for                                                               
an effective date" were added.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The second  change is  on page  15, line  4; the  following words                                                               
were added:  "for the purpose  of establishing a  monthly support                                                               
obligation  for monthly  health care  expenses, a  tribunal shall                                                               
apply a reviewable presumption that  the cost of health insurance                                                               
is  reasonable  under this  section  if  the cost  of  purchasing                                                               
health insurance does not exceed  five percent of the responsible                                                               
parent's net income."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The third change is on page  16, line 2; the following words were                                                               
removed:  "if   a  party  has   made  a  reasonable   demand  for                                                               
documentation  under  the subsection,  a  tribunal  may modify  a                                                               
child support arrears retroactively."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The  fourth change  is on  page 16,  line 29;  the words  "and AS                                                               
25.28.050(b)" were removed.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DAVIS asked if anything was added in that section.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. CLARK said no.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
She continued to explain that another  change is on page 18, line                                                               
1; the section  was changed to AS 25.28.095, which  is the review                                                               
of the  guidelines. The  following words  were added:  "The child                                                               
support services agency established  in AS 25.27.010 shall notify                                                               
the  legislative   committees  with  jurisdiction   over  matters                                                               
involving  child support  awards  of the  need  for a  compliance                                                               
review of the  guidelines established in this  chapter every four                                                               
years  as provided  in federal  law. The  compliance review  must                                                               
include  a  determination  of  whether  the  application  of  the                                                               
guidelines   consistently   results   in   a   determination   of                                                               
appropriate child support awards in the state."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
On page  18, line 8,  the section  number was corrected.  On page                                                               
19, lines 22-23, Section 6  was added as follows: "The uncodified                                                               
law of the State of Alaska is  amended by adding a new section to                                                               
read:  TRANSITION;  CHILD  SUPPORT  SERVICES  AGENCY.  The  child                                                               
support services  agency established in AS  25.27.010 may proceed                                                               
to adopt regulations  necessary to implement the  changes made by                                                               
AS 25.28, enacted by sec. 1  of this Act, but the regulations may                                                               
not take  effect before the effective  date of Section 1  of this                                                               
act."                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Section 7  was added on  line 28. It  states that, "Section  6 of                                                               
this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Section 8  was added on line  29. It states, "Except  as provided                                                               
in Section 7 of this Act, this Act takes effect July 1, 2013."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  MALLONEE,   Director,  Child  Support   Services  Division,                                                               
Department  of   Revenue  (DOR),  noted  the   changes  addressed                                                               
concerns from the last meeting.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DAVIS  said she would  provide a  copy of the  document for                                                               
Mr. Mallonee.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:40:35 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MEYER asked  if there  was  a Department  of Health  and                                                               
Social Services (DHSS) fiscal note.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MALLONEE  replied   that  there  was  a   fiscal  note  from                                                               
Department of Revenue for about $6.7 million.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DAVIS  stated that it was  her intention to move  the bill.                                                               
She asked where it would be heard next.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. CLARK  said it would  be heard  next in the  Senate Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:42:08 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DAVIS  understood that  all concerns  were included  in the                                                               
new CS. She noted the bill has two more committee hearings.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR EGAN moved  to report the CS for SB  134, version B, from                                                               
committee  with  individual   recommendations  and  the  attached                                                               
fiscal notes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DAVIS  announced that without objection,  CSSB 134(STA) was                                                               
reported from committee.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 127 Bill.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Sponsor Statement.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
Fiscal Note.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
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SB 55 Bill.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Sectional Summary T.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB055 Fiscal Note.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Supporting Documents - API Dashboard.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Supporting Documents -Advocates Myers Collins.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Supporting Documents.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Opposing Document - DHSS BH 10-10-2011.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Opposing Document -North Star Behavior Health 2-14-2011.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Sponsor Statement.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 1SB055 Opposing Document - North Star 8-24-2011.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 - Opposing Documents- AMHB -AK Grievance Crosswalk 2009.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Opposing Documents-Comments-Burkhart AMHB 2-15-2012.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 2
SB 55
Suicide_Prevention_Lunch_Learn Press Release.pdf SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
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NCSL Luncheon Suicide Prevention-AK- Feb 2012-PowerPoint.ppt SHSS 2/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
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