Legislature(2005 - 2006)BUTROVICH 205

03/22/2005 08:30 AM JUDICIARY


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 70 CRIMES INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
= SJR 10 SUPPORT FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
Moved SJR 10 Out of Committee
= SB 67 CLAIMS AGAINST HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Heard & Held
          SB 70-CRIMES INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:15:52 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR SEEKINS announced SB 70 to be up for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. DEAN  GUANELI, chief  assistant attorney  general, Department                                                               
of  Law (DOL)  explained SB  70 is  commonly referred  to as  the                                                               
governor's methamphetamine bill.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:16:50 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR  SEEKINS clarified  the committee  was considering  Version                                                               
\G.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  GUANELI detailed  Section  1 addresses  all  forms of  drugs                                                               
manufactured or sold in Alaska. If  a person were to make or sell                                                               
these drugs and  someone dies as a result of  direct ingestion it                                                               
would be  a manslaughter charge.  Section 2 creates a  defense in                                                               
the case of drugs stolen out of a secure area.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:19:51 AM                                                                                                                   
Sections  3, 4,  and 5  are  provisions that  directly relate  to                                                               
methamphetamine (meth)  manufacturing. The manufacturing  of meth                                                               
is  a dangerous  activity using  flammable, explosive,  and toxic                                                               
materials.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:22:03 AM                                                                                                                   
Section 6 addresses a specific  type of meth commonly called meth                                                               
oil.  Section 7  makes anabolic  steroids a  controlled substance                                                               
under the Alaska criminal code.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:27:53 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR THERRIAULT noted there was  no definition of ingestion in                                                               
Alaska statutes.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. GUANELI  said it  was the  intent that  ingestion would  be a                                                               
broader term than in the mouth.  The intent is to cover all forms                                                               
of  use. SB70  is intended  to get  to the  manufacturers of  the                                                               
drugs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:30:43 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR THERRIAULT  speculated there was a  possible problem with                                                               
using the words "result of use."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. GUANELI explained in the  situation where someone unknowingly                                                               
takes  a  controlled  substance they  wouldn't  be  charged  with                                                               
using.  Deliberate  or accidental  use  would  be an  appropriate                                                               
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:31:44 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR FRENCH  noted sometimes addicts  inject each  other. That                                                               
denotes  voluntary action.  He asked  whether that  situation was                                                               
addressed in the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  GUANELI said  it  was intended  since  the person  injecting                                                               
controls the dosage.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:34:17 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR HUGGINS  read the manufacturing  of meth has  a poisonous                                                               
effect on the building. He asked about the net effect of that.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. GUANELI  answered potentially  there is  an effect  on future                                                               
residents  but it  depends on  how contaminated  the site  is. He                                                               
indicated  the   Alaska  State  Troopers  would   have  expansive                                                               
testimony regarding that topic.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:36:24 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  GUESS referred  Senator Huggins  to another  bill, which                                                               
addresses meth lab clean up.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:38:04 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR SEEKINS  held SB  70 in committee.  There being  no further                                                               
business to come  before the committee, he  adjourned the meeting                                                               
at 10:38:44 AM.                                                                                                               

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